Dive Gear
Includes
7 – 8 Hours
Duration
Bartholomew Island
Location
2
Immersions

 

Diving Galapagos Islands – Bartholomew The Platform Experience

Our Diving Galapagos Islands – Bartholomew The Platform Experience is a incredible daily diving tour. The Galapagos Diving Trips – Bartholomew The Platform Experience will take you through the most amazing diving spots in Bartholomew. You will enjoy sea activities in the most remarkable landscapes. Make it the best way to explore all sides of Galapagos beauties.

Dive Tips                                      Trip Tips

SHARED DEPARTURE Tuesday, Thursday.
DEPARTURE LOCATION Dive Center meeting point
RETURN LOCATION Dive Center meeting point
DEPARTURE TIME Around 07.20 am
DURATION  6 – 7 Hours Approximately
WEAR Water, light clothing, waterproof jackets, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, wetsuit, mosquito repellent.
INCLUDED 2 dives.
 Complete Dive Gear: 5- 7mm wetsuit, Regulator, BCD, mask, fins, booties, hood, gloves, weight belt and tanks with 12ltr or 15ltr with AIR and valve system YOKE (the person who brings your regulator system DIN must bring their own adapter)
Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at Dive center.
Box Lunch between dives
NOT INCLUDED Dive computer (available for rent US $ 15 plus tax per day).
Air Tickets.
Galapagos National Park Entry Fee.
Other services not mention on the program.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

*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).

Galapagos Diving Trips| Bartholomew The Platform Experience

Bartolome offers terraced steps that descend to 30 meters before dropping down to a Sandy bottom at 40 meters. The steps are covered with soft black coral, and are an excellent place to find the Pacific Seahorse.

The overhangs from some of the steps are favourite places of the white tipped reef sharks, green sea turtles and large moray eels, as well as octopi. Schools of barracuda and other reef fish can also be seen at these sites. Manta rays and hammerheads can often be seen off the steps in the blue.

 Location: Located at the east side of Santiago Island, a small island where we see the famous pinnacle rock of Bartolomé, located within 90 minutes from the Itabaca Channel (north side of the island Santa Cruz).

Site Conditions: Moderate current, is a platform at about 10 meters (33ft) deep with enough variety of reef fishes. We also find the edge of this platform a submarine canyon from 15 meters (50ft) deep with chance encounters pelagic species.

Activity: White tip shark fin, reef fish, barracuda, turtles, modula rays, stingrays and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Dive difficulty: This site have little current and is a great place for the in-experienced and seasoned diver alike. Drift dive.

Duration: Full day tour.

 IMPORTANT REMARKS

Airfare Not Included:

The price of the tour does not include air tickets. We can help with your booking. You may also book flights on your own – please note on what island you will need to arrive and leave from.

Try to arrive in the morning (before 12am) and leaving in the afternoon (11AM or later) – don’t miss any part of the tour. You can book your flight through TAME, AEROGAL, LAN.

Schedule of Excursions:

The schedule of the excursions will be coordinated and determined locally through the guide and those responsible for the operations in Galapagos.

The guide will indicate at what time each activity will start. The transfers between islands on the public speedboats are the only activities with fixed departure times.

Hour

Activities

07H20 Arrival to meeting  point (Informative Session)
07H30 Departure to dive site (via: sea or land & sea)

DEPENDING ON THE SITE WE HAVE THE 2 FOLLOWING SCHEDULES:

09H15 / 10H15 Arrival at dive site. SCHEDULE OF OUR DAY TOURS (15 minutes)
10H15 / 11H15 First Dive (Depth 20-25mts / 65-85ft. Max time 1 hour)
11H15 / 12H15  Surface Interval (1 hour); snack/ lunch
12H15 / 13H15 Second Dive (depth 15-23mts / 50-75ft. Max Time 1 hour
13H15 / 14H15 Snack / lunch, Return
15H30 / 17H30  Arrival to meeting point.

NOTE: The day before the tour all divers have to prepare dive gear and sign the release of responsibility.NOTE 2: Departures on Tuesday and Thursday ONLY.

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