Every Day
Departures
Land-based Diving Tour
Trip Style
4
Immersions
Meals not included
Lunch & Dinner

5 – Day Galapagos Scuba Diving Tours

This Galapagos Scuba diving Tours Experience  works perfectly if you don’t have that much time to visit the Galapagos but are still in for some fine diving.

This short but comprehensive land-based Galapagos Dive Tour itinerary extends for 5 days  and includes scuba dive on various spots around Santa Cruz Island plus an excursion to the Highlands and some time to visit the Charles Darwin Station or Tortuga Bay on your last day.

You can also customize it with a day trip to Bartolomé, North Seymour or Santa Fe. Pretty good for only five days, right?

Start Date: Every day.
Visiting: 
Santa Cruz + 2 Diving Sites.
Activities:
           Diving, Hiking, Snorkelling and Wildlife Viewing
Trip Style:          Landbased Diving Trip.

Diving Level:    Certified Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Am: Arrive in Baltra Island Airport (GPS) – Pm: Transfer to Santa Cruz Island
Day 2: Santa Cruz Island: FULL DAY DIVING (2 immersions).
Day 3: Santa Cruz Island: FULL DAY DIVING (2 immersions).
Day 4: Santa Cruz Island: Free day OR Full-guided tour (EXTRA COST).
Day 5: Am: Transfer out to Baltra Island airport (GPS).

For the complete itinerary click on the tab Itinerary above .


Essential Trip Information

 
Important Remarks
DIVING SITES – Santa Cruz Island
  BOAT 1 BOAT 2
Monday Santa Fe Gordon Rocks **
Tuesday Gordon Rocks ** Bartolome – Cousins
Wednesday North Mosquera – Daphne Seymour Point – South Mosquera
Thursday Bartolome – Cousins Beagle – Guy Fawkes
Friday South Mosquera / Seymour Point North Mosquera – Daphne
Saturday Guy Fawkes – Daphne Punta Carrion – Gordon Rocks ** 
Sunday Seymour Channel – Gordon Rocks ** Floreana 
** MINIMUM OF 25 LOGGED DIVES OR THE EVALUATIONS FROM OUR GUIDES

* Sites and visiting dates as regulated by the Galapagos National Park * *NOTE: Diving sites are fixed daily and depend on availability.  Itinerary subject to change due to National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).

DEPARTURE LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
RETURN LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive before 11:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME Approximately 10:00 AM. *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED Accommodation in selected class hotels – double rooms.
4 Breakfasts.
Box Lunch (ONLY during diving excursions).
2 Full-Day diving excursions (4 immersions)
Complete Dive Gear: 7mm wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, mask, fins, hood, gloves, weight belt and tanks (does not include dive computer)
All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
Transfer Baltra – Puerto Ayora – Baltra by truck or by bus depending on group size.
NOT INCLUDED  Air Ticket.
Lunch and Dinner.
Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – USD $100.00.
Water taxi from dock to speedboat (Santa Cruz Islands – depending on the tide) USD $ 1 per person (Per Ride).
 Migratory Control Card – USD $20.00.
Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5,00 per person (subject to change).
Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5,00 per person (subject to change).
Extra meals.
Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Tips and single supplement (in case of solo travelers – ask for rates)

*NOTE: Diving sites are fixed daily and depend on availability. Itinerary subject to change due to National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force major).

Day 1

Arrive in Baltra - Tranfer to Santa Cruz Island: Highlands Visit (Tortoise)

 

Our English speaking guide will be waiting for you at the airport in Baltra Island Airport, who will then take you to the port of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). Afterwards, we will take a short rest before making our way to theHighlands of Santa Cruz. Here we will have the amazing opportunity to observe the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises, also known as Galapagos, in their natural environment.

It is from these that the Islands get their name from. Get the chance to observe Galapagos Finches, Bird Wizards, and endemic vegetation such as Escelacias forests and Matazarnos.

Return to Puerto Ayora towards the Dive Center to try on the diving gear and hear some instructions.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 2

Santa Cruz Island: Full Day Diving (2 Immersions)

 

The Galapagos diving sites depend of the day of the week.

After breakfast, meet at Scuba Dive Center at 7:20AM or the hour established the day before. You will hear some last instructions before departing via sea and land to the diving site. 

After a weight check you will go for the first immersion (20 – 25 m deep). A surface interval for one hour is scheduled to have snack-lunch and enough energy for the second immersion (depth 15 -23 m). 

Depending on the dive site, you will be able to observe: sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, hammerhead shark, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, sea horses, barracudas, sea lions, variety of invertebrates and coral walls

Some wildlife can be observed during surface interval as well. We will have a snack before returning to Puerto Ayora around 16:30pm to get ready for our diving next day.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 3

Santa Cruz Island: Full Day Diving (2 Immersions)

 

The Galapagos diving sites depend of the day of the week.

After breakfast, meet at Scuba Dive Center at 7:20AM or the hour established the day before. You will hear some last instructions before departing via sea and land to the diving site. 

After a weight check you will go for the first immersion (20 – 25 m deep). A surface interval for one hour is scheduled to have snack-lunch and enough energy for the second immersion (depth 15 -23 m). 

Depending on the dive site, you will be able to observe: sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, hammerhead shark, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, sea horses, barracudas, sea lions, variety of invertebrates and coral walls

Some wildlife can be observed during surface interval as well. We will have a snack before returning to Puerto Ayora around 16:30pm to get ready for our diving next day.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

 

Day 4

Santa Cruz Island: FREE Day OR Option 2

 

In your last day you can either choose a FREE DAY or ask us to arrange for a guided visit to Charles Darwin Station in the morning and Tortuga Bay in the afternoon or a navigable tour, for an extra cost.

Option 1: In the Charles Darwin Research Station you will find a large variety of tortoise’s species coming from each island on the archipelago. You can also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

The afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay beach could be the perfect ending to your trip. Abundant wildlife inhabits the place and the view is astounding as it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Galapagos.

Option 2 (EXTRA COST): A full-day navigable tour. The destination can be Santa Fe, South Plazas, North Seymour or Bartolomé Island. The activities will include hiking, snorkeling, swimming and breathtaking sightseeing. After land and sea excursions, we will return back to the hotel in Santa Cruz.

NOTE: If you choose either Option 1 or 2, PLEASE let us know before booking your trip. This way we can arrange and check availability in order to arrange your itinerary in the best way possible.

Accommodations in the hotel class of your choice

 

Day 4

Transfer out Baltra airport

 

After Breakfast, the guide will pick you up to take you to Baltra Island airport for your flight back to mainland to either Quito or Guayaquil. Goodbye Galapagos!

 

*NOTE: Diving sites are fixed daily and depend on availability.  Itinerary subject to change due to National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).The Galapagos diving sites depend of the day of the week.

NOTE: Hotels depend on availability, we may not always use hotels listed below, but we will always stick to the class you selected.

First Class Hotels

On-site water purification plant
Wireless internet
Air-conditioning and hot water
Located on a pristine white-sand beach
Large double glass doors in every room with spectacular ocean views
Most luxurious hotel in Isabela

Tourist Superior Hotels

Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
BBQ area
Rooftop jacuzzi and terrace
Located next to Flamingo Lagoon
Private bathroom

Tourist Class Hotels

Air-Conditioning and hot water
Private bathroom
Wireless Internet
Jacuzzi
Located 3 blocks from the pristine white sand beach

Economy Class Hotels

Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Clean and comfortable
Located near the beach

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Please be aware that the prices vary consistently due to promotions and Galapagos last minute deals, so in order to GET THE BEST PRICE for the dates you desire please fill out the request form below. After doing so, we will send you the absolute best prices for the dates that you indicate.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 13, 2016

Gordon Rock is the best diving point of Galapagos, really happywhen i visited this place!

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