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Galapagos Dive Adventure


A different dive adventure - Dive with the whale shark experts Jonathan R. Green, Simon J. Pierce or Jenny Waack! Enjoy the silence & adventure of Galapagos' unique underwater world while supporting research & conservation of whale sharks! Dive with us and support actively the conservation of whale sharks - we show you how!

Galapagos Shark Diving - Whale shark in nature with diver

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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!
  • For your support you will get an underwater video of your individual dive expedition!
  • Daily presentations related to Galapagos Islands & Galapagos Whale Shark Project!
  • Small group - Maximum of 14 passengers
  • 4 dive masters - 1 dive master per 3-4 divers!
  • Dive with the Whale Shark Expert Jonathan R. Green or Simon J Pierce and Jenny Waack and get details about the research project in Galapagos and 'scene' of filming 'BBC Blue Planet II' directly from the project leader Jonathan.
  • 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.

The Itinerary


Galapagos Shark Diving - Itinerary

Tuesday

Morning: Santa Cruz - Baltra Airport

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Baltra Island (1 check dive)

Wednesday

Morning: Bartolome Island (1 dive)

Afternoon: Cousins Rock (2 dives)

Thursday

Morning: Wolf Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Wolf 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: Punta Vivente Roca (1 dive)

Afternoon: Cape Douglas (1 dive)

Monday

Morning: Roca Blanca / Pinzon Island (2 dives)

Afternoon: Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Center

Tuesday

Early Morning: Santa Cruz - Highlands

Baltra Airport depart or continue with land extension


The ship


The boat offers a wide diversity of dive opportunities:

  • It sails to WOLF & DARWIN, THE HOTSPOT for HAMMERHEAD & WHALE SHARKS!
  • It visits dive sites for MOLAS, MANTAS and MARINE IGUANAS!

The vessel allows for a unique and unforgettable voyage in terms of the experience and quality of service and diving. Eight comfortable cabins each with private en-suite bathroom, hot and cold water, orthopedic mattresses, air conditioning which may be individually controlled and plenty of electrical outlets give you all you need. 

  

Most time however will be spent out on deck enjoying the fresh air from on the afterdeck, sundeck and dive platform. Or you can relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink at the bar or have some quiet time working on photos, reading or just meditating.

  

HERE you find more detailed information about the vessel in Galapagos.

The Price


 

        In 2020:           

$ 4,795 USD per person

 

In 2021:           

$ 5,095 USD per person

 

 The rate for 2020 is:

          8-day Liveaboard is USD 4,795  per person based on double occupancy for the week 

        15-day Liveaboard is USD 9,290  per person based on double occupancy for the week 

 

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

  • donation for the GWSP project 
  • photography instruction with Jonathan R. Green
  • underwater video of YOUR trip
  • talks/lectures about Galapagos, sharks & whale shark research project
  • 2 additional dive guides (total 4 dive master, ratio: 1 dive guide per group of 3-4 divers)
  • Citizen Science Workshop - 'How can YOU support conservation?'

Tips for your dive trip


All available DATES


In 2020:

  • 04 - 11 August 2020
  • 11 - 18 August 2020
  • 08 - 15 September 2020

In 2021: 

  • 20 - 27 July 2021
  • 27 July - 03 August 2021
  • 03 - 10 August 2021
  • 10 - 17 August 2021
  • 24 - 31 August 2021
  • 31 August - 07 September 2021

In 2022:  

  • 19 - 26 July 2022
  • 26 July - 02 August 2022
  • 02 - 09 August 2022
  • 09 - 16 August 2022
  • 16 - 23 August 2022
  • 23 - 30 August 2022
  • 30 August - 06 September 2022
  • 06 - 13 September 2022

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