Galapagos Diving Tours

Galapagos Diving Tours with amazing dive sites for beginners, intermediate and experienced divers at Finch Bay Hotel.

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Most of our diving is drift diving, so the Dive Masters skills play an important role.

Diving in Galapagos

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Beginners can start at the easier places and proceed to the more difficult ones always led by our Dive Masters or instructors. In all our dives our Dive Masters will be actually diving in the water with you.

Another important aspect of the Dive Masters skills is that, although there is a decompression chamber on the Galapagos Islands, the Dive Masters duty is to guarantee that, to a reasonable extent, you are on the safe side.

The Dives

Each dive is one tank. We use aluminum tanks with 3000 psi /207 bar, all tanks have the international connection system, if you want to use your own regulator with DIN system you have to bring your own adapter.

The bottom time depends on each passengers air consumption. All dives are in-between 15 and 25 meters because this is where you encounter most of the Galapagos Marine Life

Equipment

Our Galapagos diving tours rates always include complete SCUBA gear. Diver can decide whether they want to use our equipment or bring their own.

Where and When to Dive

All day trips leaves from Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz Island. We normally depart around 8:30AM and, depending on the navigation distance to each site, we will come back approximately at 4:30 in the afternoon.

What is Included

Galapagos diving tours include Full SCUBA gear (full 6 mm wet suit, jacket type BCD with power inflators, regulator with octopus, pressure gauge and depth gauge.

Also includes a mask, snorkel, fins and booties), 2 boat dives in small groups, Dive Master diving in the water with guests, transfers to/from Puerto Ayora and dive sites, drinking water, basic snacks.

Galapagos diving tours outside Academy Bay also include box lunch.

Open Water Certification

Our facility is also capable of offering your passport to the enjoyment of diving.

Become fully certified in the Galapagos Islands and receive the best training, next to the healthiest marine life of this planet.

Detailed theory, pool work and first open water dives included. The internationally recognized PADI certification card never expires.

Discover Scuba Diving

PADI's addition to the underwater options can show the non-diver (yet!) the amazing world of underwater discovery.

This introduction to scuba diving invites you to learn the basics about diving, both in theory, practice, and pool work, to ultimately enter the waters of Galapagos.

Starting age is 10 years, and a minimum of 3 participants is required. Chances are you will want to become a scuba diver right away.

What is like to Scuba Dive in the Galapagos Islands?

Weather Seasons

Although the Islands are tropical, there are two markedly different seasons: The warm, humid and sunny season from "December to May" and the dry, windy and not so sunny season from "June to November."

Transitional months are January, April and May. The Warm Season offers hardly any wind (so the sea is usually very calm) and the visibility tends to be better.

In the Dry Season there is more wind, sometimes the sea tends to be choppy and the visibility lower.

Water Temperature

Surprisingly, its water temperatures range from 16°C to 27°C degrees Celsius (61°F – 80°F) In our Galapagos diving tours we use full wet (6mm) suits all year around and hoods in the cold season. Regardless season, a thermocline is commonly found below 12-15 meters (37-45 feet).

Required Experience for Galapagos Diving Tours

  • Beginners: Newly certified divers or divers with few dives logged (3 to 15 dives).
  • Intermediate: 15 to 50 dives logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving.
  • Advanced: 100 dives or more logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving.

Galapagos Diving Tours Available

1) 5 Days/4 Nights Package
US$ 1,669 per person

Highlights: North Seymour, Daphne Minor, and the always amazing Gordon Rocks. Right on Santa Cruz Island, a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station has been planned; this is the home of the captive-rearing program for the famous giant tortoises. Full scuba gear provided.

This Diving Tour Includes:

  • 4 Nights accommodations
  • 6 Dives
  • Full meal plan (breakfast and dinner at Finch Bay Hotel, snack at dive boat)
  • All transfers
  • Complimentary visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Complete scuba equipment
  • Dive Sites: North Seymour (2 dives), Daphne Minor (1 dive), Mosquera Islet (1 dive), and Gordon Rocks (2 dives).


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2) 8 Days/7 Nights Package
US$ 2,945 per person

Description: A comprehensive underwater experience designed for the adventurous diver. Most dive sites within the central Islands are included, making it one of the most complete Galapagos diving tours available on this Archipelago.

This Galapagos Diving Tour Includes:

  • 7 Nights accommodations
  • 12 Dives
  • Full meal plan (breakfast and dinner at Finch Bay Hotel, snack at dive boat)
  • All transfers
  • Complimentary visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Complete scuba equipment
  • Dive Sites: Santa Fe (2 dives), North Seymour (2 dives), Daphne Minor (2 dives), Mosquera Islet (2 dives), Gordon Rocks (2 dives) and Cousins Rock (2 dives) or Floreana Island (2 dives).


Not Included in Diving Tours:

  • Air ticket to/from Galapagos
  • Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages and Gratuities

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