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Galapagos Islands, Humboldt Explorer: 21-28 August, 2017

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Scuba diving Galapagos can be found on almost every divers bucket list The Galapagos Islands offer some of the most spectacular marine life in the world. The best diving in Galapagos is in the remote islands Wolf and Darwin. This is the diving that Galapagos is famous for, with tons of hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, orcas, sea lions, jillions of fish rays, fur seals, sea turtles and Galapagos sharks. Diving face to face with hundreds of sharks, spotted eagle and marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands will make your Galapagos Diving trip a once-in—life time experience.

Full charter on the Humboldt Explorer: 21-28 August, 2017

Liveaboard Cost: $4,995

 http://www.humboldtexplorer.com/

Not included: International flights to Ecuador (we can look these up 11 months in advance), flights to the islands, Marine Park fee, chamber fee, tourist card, (the last three items should add up to less than $150 per person pay in cash), pre or post hotels or tours, gratuities, dive rental gear, dive and travel insurance

Deposits:

First deposit $1000 due by 29 FEB, 2016

Second deposit $1000 due on 21 AUG, 2016

Third deposit $1000 due 21 DEC, 2016

Final payment due 03 MAY, 2017

 

Monday: San Cristobal (1 Dive at Isla Lobos)
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Humboldt Explorer. Guests will board the vessel after 1:00pm, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the Humboldt Explorer will depart for a short crossing to Isla Lobos for a check out dive and safety briefing. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

 

Tuesday: Punta Carrion (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives
Sightings include rays and schools of fish.
Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sighting of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common.
 
Depart for Northern Islands. (16+ hour transit)

 

Wednesday: Wolf Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
 
Night anchor at Wolf Island.

 

Thursday: Wolf Island (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives
Transit to Darwin Island (2 Dives)
2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

 

Friday: Darwin Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
 
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. 
Transit to Wolf Island

 

Saturday: Wolf Island (3 Dives)
6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
 
Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)

 

Sunday: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives (number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours). Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Visit the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre on your own. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Humboldt Explorer at 8:30pm.

 

Monday: San Cristobal
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Guests are free to visit the beach in town to see sea lions and marine iguanas in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the Interpretive Centre. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

 

 

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