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The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012





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Galapagos Diving Trips and Galapagos Dive Sites


Diving in the Galapagos Islands– one of the world’s premier diving destinations – has never been so easy. A few days spent exploring the enchanting underwater sites of the Galapagos is highly recommended for travelers – even for beginners!Programs are available from all dive skill levels, from beginner to experienced divers. For adventure-seeking travelers, diving in Galapagos is a memorable experience and a highlight of a Galapagos visit.

Darwin’s Discovery Dive Triangle – Galapagos Diving at its best

This program is an introduction for first time divers or out-of-practice divers who want to ease into diving. Begin with an introduction to diving techniques and equipment before setting out to experience your first three dives! You’ll find out first hand why the Galapagos has been named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World!

Your first dive is at Academy Bay, the calmest dive site in the Galapagos, with superb visibility and little current, ideal for students and novices. Your instructor will review breathing techniques and walk you through the diving basics. Once you’ve had a chance to get comfortable with the diving techniques learned in your introduction course, the next day you will have two more dives at North Seymour Island.

  • Day 1 Diving 101 introduction course and first dive at Academy Bay
  • Day 2 Two Dives at North Seymour or Daphne

You can combine the Darwin’s discovery dive with any of the numerous boat or land programs offered in Galapagos, including Darwin’s Triangle.

This dive is recommended for travelers who would like to have a taste of the diving experience without committing to a certification program.

Darwin’s Land and Sea Adventure Tour

This program is ideal for certified divers interested in combining a land and diving tour. One of the few programs of its kind, this itinerary is packed with land activities on three of the most fascinating islands, along with up to six different dives at Santa Cruz and Floreana Island.

  • Day 1 Check-in and lunch; equipment fitting and introductory dive in Academy Bay; overnight at Aventura Lodge on Santa Cruz Island.
  • Day 2 Two Dives at North Seymour and/or Daphne; afternoon navigation to Floreana Island; overnight Floreana Lodge.
  • Day 3 Dive at Corona del Diablo, Enderby, and Champion on Floreana Island; afternoon navigation to Isabela Island; overnight Isabela Lodge.
  • Day 4 Sierra Negra Volcano tour; afternoon at leisure to snorkel and swim; overnight at Isabela Lodge.
  • Day 5 Wall of Tears Tour; visit to Interpretation Center and Giant Tortoise Breeding Center; afternoon navigation to Santa Cruz Island; overnight Aventura Lodge.
  • Day 6 Flight back to Quito.

*This package is recommended for the novice to intermediate certified diver.

Darwin’s Triangle Undersea Adventure

This program is for the experienced diver who is looking to spend as much time possible diving at top Galapagos sites, but without the time or budget for a full week live aboard dive program. Travelers will have the opportunity to dive at Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela Islands, while staying at comfortable beachfront accommodations. The program offers up to ten dives, and also a few land activities.

  • Day 1 Check-in and lunch; equipment fitting and introductory dive in Academy Bay; overnight at Aventura Lodge on Santa Cruz Island.
  • Day 2 Two Dives at North Seymour and/or Daphne; afternoon navigation to Floreana Island; overnight Floreana Lodge.
  • Day 3 Dives at Corona del Diablo, Enderby, and Champion; afternoon navigation to Isabela Island; overnight at Isabela Lodge
  • Day 4 Three Dives at Isla Tortuga; overnight Isabela Lodge.
  • Day 5 Wall of Tears Tour, visit to Interpretation Center and Giant Tortoise Breeding Center; afternoon navigation to Santa Cruz Island; overnight Aventura Lodge
  • Day 6 Flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

Dive Sites

North Seymour: Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Hammerheads, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Shark, Stingrays, Marbled Rays, Tiger Snake Eels, Moray Eels, Garden Eels, Sea Stars, Sea Turtles, Jacks, Blue and Gold Snappers, Flag Cabrilla, Creolefish, King Angelfish, Barracuda, Hieroglyphic Hawkfish, Frogfish, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Spotfin Burrfish, Scorpionfish, Cardinalfish, Nudibranchs and more.

Daphne Minor: Sea Turtles, Hammerheads, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Silky Sharks, Golden Cowrays, Eagle Rays, Galapagos Grunts, Yellowtail Grunts, Creolefish, King Angelfish, Galapagos Ringtail Damselfish, Chamelion Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse, Barracuda, Streamer Hogfish, Tuna, Parrotfish, Wrasse, Razor Surgeonfish, Panamic Graysby Cabrilla, Cardinalfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Slipper Lobster and Black Coral.

In the afternoon, you will head off to Floreana to begin the second leg of the Darwin’s Triangle. The following morning in Floreana you will dive Corona del Diablo, Enderby, and Champion.

Corona del Diablo: Blue and Gold Snappers, Yellowtail Snapper, Barberfish, Mexican Hogfish in various stages, Razor Surgeonfish, Panama Sergeant Major, Galapagos Grunts, Chocolate Chip Stars, Cushion Stars, Guineafowl Pufferfish, Spotfin Burrfish, Panamic horse conch, Sea Turtles, Eagle Rays and more.

Enderby: Eagle Rays, Stingrays, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, sometimes Hammerheads and Pilot Whales, Barracuda, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Juvenile Grunts, Creolefish, Mexican Hogfish, Sea Cucumbers, Blue and Gold Snappers and more.

Champion: Sea lions galore, Sea Turtles, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Longnosed Hawkfish, Sea Stars, Scorpionfish, Mexican hogfish in various growth stages, King Angelfish, Spinster Wrasse, Guineafowl Puffer in its bright yellow phase, Flag Cabrilla, Red Lipped Batfish, Barracuda, Black striped Salemas, Panamic horse conch, Green Morays, Pacific Seahorse, Blue Lobster, Octopus and more.

Isla Tortuga: Mantas, Stingrays, Sea Turtles, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Hammerheads, King Angelfish, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Barberfish, Blue- Chin Parrotfish, Bumphead Parrotfish, Galapagos Groupers, Galapagos Sheephead, Harlequin Wrasse, Grey Grunts, Tuna, Barracuda, Corals, Tubes and more. Possibility of Sunfish and Orcas.