Galapagos Islands October 2023
October 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm$7450
Galapagos Islands October 2023
October 1 -8, 2023
Join Jupiter Dive Center on the Galapagos Sky.
Your Package includes:
- 7 Night accommodations
- 17-19 Dives -Nitrox and a night dive
- All Meals. Beer and wine with dinner
- 3 Land excursions
- Transfers from airport to dock
- Master- Double Occupancy $7750
- Deluxe Twin –Double Occupancy $7450
Hyperbaric fee. Park fee and TCT fee included in the above price.
All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Gently swept by the waters of three major oceanic currents, the Galapagos Islands provide a stunning range of extraordinary diving encounters for live-aboard divers. Schooling Hammerheads, giant whale sharks, rays of all shapes and colors, turtles, huge schools of fish, Galapagos fur seals, and astounding marine life diversity are just some of the riveting attractions of Galapagos liveaboard diving – a destination many divers feel is “the best in the world”.
While you may see whale sharks during any cruise on Galapagos Sky, the number of encounters goes up dramatically during WHALE SHARK SEASON – JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER of every year.
This seven-night cruise, offers 17 – 19 dives, (weather, current and sea condition dependent) and 3 land excursions on every trip. Diving in Galapagos is considered ADVANCED diving as it occurs in the presence of strong currents, cold water and at times limited visibility. Diving from tenders/pangas (small inflatable boats) is also the rule and not an exception in this World-renowned destination.
We visit Wolf and Darwin Islands on every trip – the diving there is arguably the best in the world! The Galapagos Sky itinerary has two days with overnight navigations in order to get to these crown jewels of world class diving.
You will enjoy 4 dives per day at Wolf and Darwin.
While diving the “central islands” on your Galapagos Sky cruise you will experience the diversity of Galapagos diving. Besides our resident mantas, sharks, and seasonal whale sharks, this is also the time to photograph little Galapagos invertebrates in vibrant color as well as keep an eye out for mola molas.
During your time in the central islands, you’ll also walk in the steps of Charles Darwin, with 3 guided land excursions.
Your Galapagos Cruise Itinerary:
• Isla Lobos- Check out dive
When you arrive at the airport at San Cristobal on Sunday (Avianca flight 1636), the crew of the Galapagos Sky will personally meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you to the Galapagos Sky. Your luggage will be delivered to the dive deck for you. After everyone is on board, we will introduce you to the boat and do our mandatory safety briefings and drills. Then, we cruise to the area of Los Lobos for your check-out dive.
This will be your first underwater introduction to Galapagos sea lions and fur seals! Watch them Zoom in and out and dance playfully for you!
- Bartolome – 1 dive and land walk
•Cousins 2 dives
Bartolome – Penguins can be seen at this dive site. Bartolome is a lovely area where guests enjoy a favorite land tour where they can climb to the top of the hill to where breathe taking views abound.
Cousins Rocks– this dive is an itinerary favorite and is done along a beautiful wall and allows for great viewing opportunities for corals, frog fish, sea horses, scorpion fish and octopus. It is also a great dive for large schools of Barracuda and also Hammerhead shark sightings. Sea lions will be your companions upon entry and on the safety stops.
- Tuesday-Thursday, Wolf & Darwin
• Tuesday-4 Dives a day at Wolf plus a night dive
• Wednesday- 4 dives at Darwin
• Thursday-3 Dives total, 2 at Darwin and 1 afternoon dive at Wolf
Diving Wolf and Darwin
You’ll spend the next three days diving (up to four dives per day plus a night dive) the legendary islands of WOLF & DARWIN.
Most experienced divers will agree, Wolf and Darwin can provide some of the best diving encounters in the world! Whale sharks are common here from Mid-May through November. At The Arch at Darwin, you will see hammerhead sharks either individually, in small groups, or large schools. Bottlenose dolphins are common. The reef contains many warm water varieties of fish found nowhere else in the Islands.
• Cabo Douglas 1 dive – Marine iguana dive
• Punta Vicente Roca up to 2 dives and Panga ride if time allows.
Cabo Douglas: On the western side of Fernandina Island, we will do 1 dive Friday morning. Here you can expect to see Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, Sea Lions, Seahorse, Sea Turtles, Horn Sharks, Red Lipped Batfish, and occasional hammerhead sharks and white tip sharks. Also keep an eye out for chevron barracuda, snappers, yellow fin tuna, rainbow runners, and wahoo.
Punta Vincente Roca: Our coldest yet rapidly increasing favorite dive – steep, deep vertical wall covered in soft coral, sponges, and endemic black coral. Regular sightings of mola mola (oceanic sun fish,) sea horses, bullhead sharks, red lipped bat fish, various shrimp and many other marine invertebrates. Keep your eyes open for fly bys from the flightless cormorants, penguins and maybe even a marine iguana. Our after-dive panga ride offers great topside photo ops for penguins, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, sea lions, blue footed & Nazca booby Birds, magnificent frigates and noddy terns. The diving here is chilly (particularly below the thermocline – but not to be missed!).
• Northeast tip of Isla Pinzon/Islote Dumb- 1 dive
• Puerto Ayora/Highlands tour
Isla Pinzon – While diving Isla Pinzon you will be provided opportunities for encounters with a variety of species of sharks, sea lions, mantas, eagle rays, and moray eels. Many Species of fish and topicals including yellow tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, moorish idols, steel pompanos, snappers, grunts, creole fish, and barracuda.
Sunday Morning- Land Tour and Day of Departure
• Interpretation center.
Arrive San Cristobal— (Land Excursion) visit the Interpretation Center where an interesting human history of Galapagos is presented, town walk (last chance for shopping). Late morning departure.
Master Stateroom cabins 1-4 are located on the Dolphin deck and have two twin beds (that can be joined together), private facilities, window view, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, biodegradable toiletries, fresh towels daily, air conditioning and volume controls.
Deluxe Stateroom cabins 5-8 are located on the Iguana deck and have two twin beds, private facilities, Port light view, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, biodegradeble toiletries, fresh towels daily, air conditioning and volume controls.
Single passengers who prefer not to share with a same -gender passenger, must pay an, 85% supplement on the published cabin fare.
Rates include: Cabin accommodation, all meals, snacks, beverages (including Beer and Wine with Dinner), air or nitrox filled tanks, weights, weight belt, up to 4 dives per day, 3 land excursions, service of naturalist guides/ dive masters, transfers in the Islands between airport and dock from flights arriving before 1:00pm (13:00), all other Galapagos Sky services and amenities.
Rates do not include: Flights, Trip interruption or Cancellation Insurance, Diver’s Accident Insurance, International airfare to Ecuador, Domestic Airfare to the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park entrance fee, Transit card, hyperbaric chamber fee, gratuities to guides and crew.
Please note that diving in the Galapagos is advanced due to strong currents, varying visibility and cold water. Temperatures range from low 60’s to upper 70’s in different areas of the itinerary and seasons. Divers must be comfortable in these conditions, as well as have very good buoyancy and be able to do negative (sometimes rapid) back-roll entries/descents from small boats. Recommended requirements include 50-100 open water dives, experience in currents, ability in removing gear in water and ability in getting into small boats in choppy seas.
Please contact us if you have questions about your ability to join this trip. There are options to hire a private guide to help you enjoy this adventure.
As on any live-aboard or diving adventure – Itineraries may be changed due to current or pending weather conditions or at the captain’s discretion for your safety. Itineraries can also be changed at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park who administer cruise itineraries.
$1500 deposit due at sign up
$2500 deposit due July 1, 2022
Final payment due March 30, 2023
Payments are non- refundable
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In the event you need to cancel your trip, we will make every effort to fill your spot. **If we fill your spot at full price, we will refund your payments except for the initial deposit.
All Divers are required to have dive insurance.
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