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Galapagos Dive Adventure II


A different dive adventure - Dive with the whale shark expert Jonathan R. Green & Dive with a Purpose! Enjoy the silence & adventure of Galapagos' unique underwater world while supporting research & conservation of whale sharks! Join our Galapagos Shark Conservation Eco Liveaboard!

Galapagos Shark Diving - Galapagos shark and hammerhead shark in the Galapagos Islands

Why dive in Galapagos


Once you dive Galapagos your life and diving will NEVER be the same! Galapagos offer a unique variety on wildlife that you only can find here!

 

In Galapagos you can actually DIVE with the mightiest of all sharks… the Whale Shark! Galapagos is the only place in the world where 99.8% of the whale sharks are truly HUGE adult females swimming up to 15 meter / 45+ feet in length! 


Nearly all of them seem to be pregnant as they have massively extended abdomens. Galapagos might be THE place where whale sharks give birth - which is one of the reasons that scientists from all over the world come to Galapagos to study this UNIQUE population.

 

Due to the different cold and warm currents Galapagos offers such a variety on wildlife that you ONLY can find there!

Dive with hammerhead, Galapagos & Silky sharks, Whale Sharks, turtles, Molas, Marine Iguanas, Eagle rays, mantas, dolphins, Jacks, Tuna, Red-lipped batfish and many other unique marine life! 

Why dive with us


Galapagos Shark Diving - Dive with Whale Sharks
  • YOU support the research of 'Galapagos Whale Shark Project' directly & and help us finding more ways to protect this gentle giants!
  • Daily presentations related to Galapagos Islands & Galapagos Whale Shark Project!
  • Dive with the Whale Shark Expert Jonathan R Green and get details about the research project in Galapagos and other whale shark areas of the world.
  • Small group - Maximum of 15 passengers
  • Citizen Science instruction ~ Learn how to provide data to support actively Whale Shark Research. So you can get engaged with shark conservation now! You can make a difference wherever you go diving worldwide!
  • Photography instruction and practical advice about photography on land and underwater directly onboard by Jonathan R. Green or Simon J. Pierce.
  • We offer translation onboard in English, German, Spanish and French.

Why Galapagos Shark Diving?


Galapagos Shark Diving® offers dive trips to the world's most beautiful destinations and combines it with supporting marine conservation. The knowledge about sharks and training teaches how every diver can support conservation of endangered marine wildlife – with no science background needed. Every year only a few Shark Conservation Dive departures are offered in the best shark diving season and best months to dive in the islands of Galapagos and Cocos (July – October). Every dive trip is accompanied by shark scientists from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project, which is featured in the BBC Blue Planet II series. 

For every diver the organization donates to the research of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project. This team is studying the unique population of adult whale sharks in the Galapagos. Find more information about the research project.

 

Each scientist will provide you with extensive knowledge about whale sharks and will teach you at the same time how you as a diver can support conservation of marine wildlife such as whale sharks, giant manta rays, sea turtles, other shark species, rays, molas, whales and other endangered animals – and that worldwide. You too can make a difference!  Find out more about the programs on board

 

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum)

 

This quote is very true as governments who decide about protection zones will only protect what they understand. 

Every year millions of sharks are killed for their fins or caught as “bycatch” like many other marine wildlife like manta rays, turtles, sea lions amongst others. One way to ensure that a species may survive is to protect those areas key for their reproduction (mating, birthing, etc.). Until now only 5 % of the world oceans are truly protected! Furthermore, we don’t yet know precisely the areas where for example, whale sharks give birth or mate! In order to ensure that these gentle giants will not go extinct we need to identify such areas and create marine reserves and sanctuaries, in order to halt the population declining further. The Galapagos Islands could be one of the key locations where adult female whale sharks give birth and is already recognized as a vital nursery for other shark species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Region. On our Shark Conservation Dive Trips we collect data which furthers our understanding of whale sharks and other marine wildlife and that helps us to promote Conservation through education and awareness.

 

If you would like to know what other divers say about travelling with us, check our review page where you can find travel reviews and experiences of our guest

 

The Itinerary


Galapagos Shark Diving - Itinerary

Monday

Morning: San Cristobal Airport

Afternoon:  Isla Lobos (1 Check Dive)

Tuesday

Morning: Punta Carrion (2 Dives)

Afternoon: North Seymour (landing)

Wednesday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Thursday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Darwin Island (2 dives)

Friday

Morning: Darwin Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Darwin Island (2 dives)

Saturday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Wolf Island (1 dive)

Sunday

Morning: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Highlands (landing)

Monday

Morning: San Cristobal - Interpretation Centre

San Cristobal Airport depart or continue with land extension


The Ship


The boat offers extra time in Wolf & Darwin:

  • It is one of few vessels that sails to WOLF & DARWIN, THE HOTSPOT for HAMMERHEAD & WHALE SHARKS!
  • It is one of the few boats that gives us 4 full days in Wolf & Darwin - 1 extra day compared to most of the other vessels! So the chance to see whale sharks increases.
  • Offers a comfortable and luxurious adventure in Galapagos!

The 16-passenger ship provides 8 individually controlled air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; each has a private bathrooms, flat screen television and ocean view.

 

The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

 

HERE you find more detailed information about the ship for the Galapagos Adventure II.

The Price


In 2021:           

$ 5,995 USD per person

The rate for 2021 is:

  • 8-day Liveaboard is USD 5,995  per person based on double occupancy for the week 

 

Check our LAST MINUTE OFFER! Now only 5,595 USD per person!!! 

 

Following Extra/Add-ons are already included in the price:

  • photography instruction with underwater photographer on board
  • talks/lectures about Galapagos, whale sharks & whale shark research project
  • 2 additional dive guides (total 4 dive master, ratio: 1 dive guide per group of 3-4 divers)
  • Learn HOW can YOU support conservation in a Citizen Science workshop

 

In this price is no donation for the research of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project included. However, if you would like to donate and support the conservation of whale sharks we would be happy about a donation.

Available DATE


 

 

In 2021:

  • 26 July - 02 August 2021
Galapagos Shark Diving - Shark Galapagos Islands

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