Shark Diving at Galapagos Islands

We started in 1998 with a simple idea - charter a boat and bring along some friends to find the greatest shark diving adventure on the planet.
 

Shark Diving at Galapagos Islands

Weather     Schedule     Photos     Video     Advanced Divers     Boat     Itinerary

Hammerhead Sharks at Galapagos Islands

Introduction:

The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles west of Ecuador and offer some of the most spectacular wildlife found anywhere in the world. Nowhere else on this planet will you find penguins which live on the equator (The Galapagos Penguin) or iguanas which swim and feed in the ocean (The Marine Iguanas)! Because these islands have only recently been invaded by man, the literally thousands of animals that inhabit these islands have never learned to fear us.

This means that you can literally walk right up to hundreds of blue-footed boobie birds, red-footed boobie birds, masked boobie birds, albatrosses, penguins, land iguanas, marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions, fur seals, red-chested frigate birds, flamingos, finches, tropic birds, lava gulls, giant tortoises, and flightless cormorants.

Price:

Call for Prices

Includes:

Meals, RT airfare from Guayaquil to Galapagos, 2 nights in a hotel on the mainland and mainland Ecuador airport transfers.

Does NOT Include:

Nitrox, O2, alcoholic beverages, Galapagos Park entrance fee $100.00, equipment rentals, crew gratuities.

Season:

Oct thru June
This is a nine day trip
Call for availability.

Schedule:

Departure from Guayaquil.
Click here for full itinerary.

Vessel:

"MV Deep Blue"
Deep Blue is a modern, purpose-built steel dive boat launched in 2004 with comfortable accommodation for 16 guests in 8 lower deck cabins, 4 mid-deck cabins and two upper deck cabins. All cabins have Air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The boat has a huge rear dive deck with easy access to the two Zodiac inflatable tenders. The diving is led by the on-board Dive Masters and the appointed National Park Guide. A normal schedule of 3/4 dives each day are planned by the guides and there is the opportunity to make some land excursions as shown in the itinerary. Nitrox is available at an extra cost of US $150 for 7 days.

MV Deep Blue

With comfortable social areas, sun deck and salon, the Deep Blue provides a comfortable setting for you enjoy an unforgettable Galápagos experience. It is a large, comfortable vessel with spacious cabins and plenty of space for 16 divers (although, it can accomodate 18). Underwater photographers will be happy, as there are two camera tables and a huge rinse tank.

Giant Rays at Galapagos Islands

Expedition Brief:

Galapagos Islands Story: The marine life which inhabits the waters that surround the Galapagos Islands is just as fantastic as the wildlife found on shore making Galapagos one of the premier dive destination in the world. The sheer abundance of life is amazing. On most dives you will see several hundred large marine animals. On any given dive it is not uncommon to see sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, manta rays, Galapagos sharks, and huge schools of eagle and/or golden Rays, sometimes numbering between 50 -100 individuals. There is also the possibility of seeing whales, whale sharks, thousands of dolphins and large schools of hammerheads, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. Between dives you can snorkel with penguins or sea lions.

For the fourth year in a row, Galapagos is rated the #1 best overall dive destination in the world by Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine's 2001 "Readers' Choice Awards"!! 100% of the survey respondents that had been to Galapagos said they would go back!

The diving all over Galapagos is world class and the land is as fantastic as the diving and every island is very different than every other island with different types of animals. The land animals evolved without predation so they have no fear of man. You can literally walk right up to any animal in Galapagos and it will not move away. The islands are all covered with thousands of animals so the land excursions are awesome.

Darwin/Wolf are probably the two best dive sites in the world but they are very far to the north (120 miles from the nearest other island) and no land excursions are possible up there. It takes approximately 15 - 20 hours of open ocean travel each way so any trip that includes them on the itinerary will spend at least 3 days up there. So our land excursions will take place at the start and end of our trips. At Darwin/Wolf you have time to make between 2 - 4 dives the first and last day up there depending on what time you arrive and what time you have to depart for the south. On days where you are there all day long you have time to make between 3 and 4. On a 7 night Darwin Wolf trip you will typically make between 14 - 16 dives.