Galapagos - The Price


 

In 2020:           

$ 4,795 USD per person

 

In 2021:           

$ 5,095 USD per person

 

 The rate for Galapagos Dive Liveaboard 2020 is:

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

        15-day Live aboard 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 (ratio: 1 dive guide per group of 3-4 divers)
  • Citizen Science Workshop - 'How can YOU support conservation?'

 

 

 The rate for Galapagos Dive Liveaboard 2021 is:

          8-day Live aboard is USD 5,095  per person based on double occupancy for the week 

        15-day Live aboard is USD 9,890  per person based on double occupancy for the week 

 

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

  • donation of 300 USD for the Galapagos Whale Shark 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 (ratio: 1 dive guide per group of 3-4 divers)
  • Citizen Science Workshop - 'How can YOU support conservation?'

 

 

By paying the additional $300 USD you are helping fund science and investigation which is key for the future conservation of whale sharks and all marine life in these waters. As a thank you we will give you a underwater video made of your trip totally free of charge.

 

However if you DO NOT wish to support the project we will reduce the price 300 USD per person.

YOUR ADVENTURE INCLUDES: 

  • 7nights/8days or 14nights/15days aboard the vessel 

  • 2 to 4 dives per day (diving as per the itinerary)
  • Transfers from and to the airport within the Galapagos Islands
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner meals plus inbetween-dive snacks
  • Coffee, tea, purified water
  • Technical equipment: tanks, weights, weight belt.
  • SCUBA tuba SMB
  • 4 Dive Masters total  (ratio: 1 Dive Master per group of 3-4 divers)
  • A variety of lectures about the Galapagos Islands and the Galapagos Whale Shark Project
  • You will be accompanied by the research project leader Jonathan Green and tour leader Jenny Waack
  • Photography instruction & practical advice
  • Translation in Spanish, German and French
  • Under water video of your magical trip

Fuel Surcharge, $150 per person is currently waived (other vessels still charge this amount).

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park tax ($100 pp, cash only) - payable upon arrival at Galapagos Airport.
  • Transit Control Card ($20 pp, cash only) - payable in cash at Quito or Guayaquil Airport of departure for Galapagos
  • Personal equipment:  Wetsuit, BCD (Buoyancy control device/jacket), regulator, booties  fins, mask, dive computer, gloves, hoods, dive light
  • Camera
  • Nitrox ($ 150 / per week)
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Dive Accident/MedEvac Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • On board gratuities, (always optional)

 

PAYMENT TERMS:

Deposit Required Upon Reservation: 30% of regular rate

Final Payment / Balance Due: 120 days prior departure

Update for 2020: 

Deposit Required Upon Reservation: NOT required

Final Payment / Balance Due: 60 days prior departure

 

CANCELLATION TERMS:

364 to 120 days before departure: 30% of regular rate

119 to 0 days before departure: 100% of regular rate (Unless the space is filled by another person, at which time we would refund the amount paid by the replacement)

 

 

Update for 2020 - terms and conditions are changed to offer more flexibility to our divers.

 

Since the declaration of a global emergency Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands, took rapid and strict measures to control the spread of the virus, both on the mainland and the Islands. With these measures, the government of Ecuador decided to open the borders on June 1st. For entering the country you have to follow the protocols and health measures guarantee the health security of passenger operations. Galapagos will reopen on July 1st. 

 

For this reason we do not expect any changes for our planned special shark conservation dive departures in July, August and September. IF there are any restrictions on travel for your country we have agreed with our vessel operators that you will be able to book later in this season, or next season as required. Your booking fees and payments will be respected in their totality and you will be given priority over all new bookings with as much flexibility as possible within the dates already reserved for the coming year. 

 

Furthermore you do NOT have to pay a deposit for reservation

Prices Rental Gear / Equipment


Diving Equipment Rental Prices per person per week:

Galapagos Shark Diving - Rental Equipment

Note that we can rent the equipment from third party in Galapagos. Prices based on 2020 and may change. Please enquire upon application. Thank you!

 

Current prices are:

Full Scuba Package - BCD, Regulator, wetsuit (7mm), fins, mask, snorkel, booties, hood, gloves (does not include computer): $ 250

15 l tank upgrade: $ 75

Regulator (SCUBAPRO): $ 80

Computer (limited availability): $ 80

BCD (SCUBAPRO): $ 80

Full Body Wetsuit (SCUBAPRO, different sizes): $ 64

Hood: $ 20

Gloves: $ 20

Booties: $ 25

DIN/Yoke Adaptor (limited availability): $ 25

Nitrox fills: $ 150 per week

 

All rates are Net Rates in US Dollars per person.

We recommend that you bring your own gear as it fits best and will make you feel more comfortable for Galapagos' diving conditions. Any rental payments made on board are subject to a 15% local tax and fees increase.

Please note that limited sizes and quantities are available. We recommend you reconfirm your rental needs at the moment of booking. Refund fees are applicable to any lost or damaged equipment rented. Refund fees will be confirmed at the moment of booking. Rental rates are subject to change.