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Dive Conditions:

Water Temp: 65-85˚ (with thermoclines of 65˚)

Visibility: 100’+

Wetsuit: 5mm-7mm (hoods and gloves) or dry suit with light underwear

 
Best Time of Travel:

Year-round

 

Galapagos

 

 

Galapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling diving to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine. The Galapagos Aggressor I & II are sister ships and depart from San Cristobal every Thursday afternoon. Diving begins Thursday afternoon through late afternoon Tuesday. Guests will depart the yachts Wednesday morning to board a bus for a land tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see tortoises, lava tubes, pit craters and the Scalesia Forest. Guests will enjoy lunch in the town of Puerto Ayora at a local restaurant (the only meal not included in the cruise) and will have time for shopping. Guests can also visit Fausto Llerena, a tortoise breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Wednesday afternoon, guests will return to the yachts for a cocktail party and dinner. The yachts will then depart for San Cristobal for a Thursday am departure. Guests will wake up to a full made to order breakfast and check-out at 8:00 a.m. Transportation is provided to the airport. The National Parks Service has prohibited night diving in Galapagos due to extreme conditions on most sites. Beginner divers may find Galapagos diving challenging.

 

CHARTERS INCLUDE:

• Accommodations aboard the yacht
• Diving • Compressed air tanks, weights & weight belts
• Airport and/or Hotel transfers on day of charter
• All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine (We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requests)

 

CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:

• Airfare (international and domestic)
• Insurance
• Equipment rentals
• Nitrox fills
• Certification or specialty courses
• Hotel stays/day rooms
• Dinner on final evening
• Crew gratuity
• Port/park fees and/or taxes (when applicable) • Airport Transfers (Some yachts do include)

 

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GALAPAGOS EXPLORER

 

The wonders of the Galapagos diving experience will be with you for a lifetime. Few will have the opportunity of diving some of the most remote and pristine seas in the world. No other place on Earth boasts such a variety of sea and land life. Your seven nights and eight days will be filled with memories to last a lifetime - thrilling dives, exotic vistas - and these will be only a small part of your experience. Galapagos National Park guides have a wealth of knowledge about these unique volcanic islands and are ready to share their experience with every guest, as well as provide you with the customer service and all of the amenities for which the Explorer Ventures Fleet is known.  Your underwater adventures in the Galapagos will encompass everything from sharks to nudibranchs, and more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands. These small and remote islands are best reached by liveaboard vessels for divers. Your diving experience here will generally include Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and lots of schooling hammerheads being cleaned by king angelfish. Seeing marine turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, and sea lions is very common and seeing a whale shark is very possible from June through November. All the islands you travel to are amazing sites for underwater photography.

 

Packages Include:

•7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel

•3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks

•Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

•2-3 dives a day (days vary)

•Use of tanks, weights and belts

 

Packages Do Not Include:

•Airport transfers (except same-day Galapagos arrivals)

•Hotel accommodations

•Flights to/from Galapagos

•Last evening meal

•Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges

•Crew gratuities

•Trip cancellation insurance

•Departure taxes - up to US$41 pp

•Premium alcoholic beverages

•National Marine Park fees - $100 pp, cash only. Paid on arrival in Galapagos.

•TCT Tourist card - ($10 pp, cash only) Paid at Ecuador airport of departure for Galapagos. Cash only.

•Hyperbaric chamber fee ($35 pp)

•Temporary fuel surcharge - if applicable

 

Please note:

A fuel surcharge is currently in effect for all departures in the Caribbean & Galapagos. The current fuel surcharge for the Galapagos is $150 per person, but is subject to change and will be confirmed 30 days prior to departure.

 

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