Scuba Dive one of the most untouched and influential locations on the planet…
The Galapagos Islands!!! Come with us as we follow Darwin’s path and dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks…. the list of pelagics is endless! Meet a century old tortoise, dive with an iguana, all the while living it up in style aboard the Penguino Explorer. This is a trip worth saving for!
10 nights Ex Brisbane
Return flights ex. Brisbane to San Cristobal via Santiago and Guayaquil flying with Qantas , LAN Airlines and Aero Gal Airlines
1 Nights twin share acc. Chile, Includes : Buffet Breakfast and return airport transfers
2 Nights twin share acc. Guayaquil, Includes: Buffet Breakfast & Return airport transfers
7 night Galapagos diving expedition aboard the Humboldt Explorer Twin share cabin accommodation & Breakfast
3 meals daily, plus daily snacks ( except Sunday night dinner ), Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, Towels and linen
Up to 4 dives per day : Including Wolf and Darwin
Use of tanks and weights
Return airport transfers Ex San Cristobal
Land visit to Santa Cruz on last day to visit the highlands, lava tubes and town
Australian Departure tax
Travel Insurance & Personal spending monies, Excess Luggage Surcharges
Passport and visa fee’s
Santiago tourist card $95.00 USD
Nitrox $150.00 USD per person / per week
Sunday meal approx $15.00 USD pp
Galapagos National park fee $100.00 USD pp
Guayaquil Tourist card $10.00 USD pp
Chamber fee $35.00 USD pp
Fuel surcharge $150.00 USD pp
Conditions Apply: Prices are subject to change due to 2014 rates increases, schedule changes and fluctuations in USD exchange rates without notice.
To secure your place on this expedition, you will need to complete a booking form and return it together with a non refundable deposit amount of $500.00 per person. Additional payment installments will be required throughout the duration of this booking. These will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Days aboard the Penguino Explorer generally involve a 6:30 a.m. dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 9:30, lunch at 12:00, and afternoon dives at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, no night dives are allowed by any vessels within the Galapagos National Park.
Please note that this itinerary is an example only, and will change depending on local regulation, weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion. Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The number of dives and the dive sites may vary depending on sea conditions, crossing times and currents.
Monday 25th August 2014 : San Cristobal
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the Galapagos islands mid-day. Guests are met at the airport and taken to the vessel. Boarding the vessel after 12:00 noon, guests will depart for a short crossing to the a calm site for a
check out dive and safety briefing. Lunch will be served before the dive and dinner will be served after the check out dive. The vessel will make a late day departure to the next destination.
Tuesday 26th August 2014 : North Seymour – North Seymour Canal, North Seymour Point
6:30, 9:30, dives. Sightings include turtles, hammerheads, sea lions. Afternoon/overnight transit to Darwin (20 hours).
Wednesday 27th August 2014 : Darwin – Darwin’s Arch
6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Night at anchor.
6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Evening crossing to Wolf Island (2.5 hrs).
Friday 29th August 2014 : Wolf Island – Landslide, Shark Bay, Pinaculo
6:30, 9:30, 1:30 and 4:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles and silky sharks. Overnight transit to Isabela Island (15 hours).
Saturday 30th August 2014 : Isabela Island – Cabo Marshall
6:30 and 9:30 dives. Sightings include giant manta rays, mobula rays, turtles, hammerheads, black-striped salema. Overnight transit Cousins Rock (8 hours).
Sunday 31st August 2014 : Cousin’s Rock
6:30, 8:30 dives – wall and macro diving with excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions, eagle rays. Breakfast and transit back to Santa Cruz (3 hrs). Land trip to see the giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz, and transit to Puerto Ayora for shopping and possible visit to Darwin Centre on your own. 7 p.m. return to the boat, dinner and crossing to San Cristobal.
Monday 1st September 2014 : Baltra/San Cristobal
Breakfast; depart the vessel by 8:30 am . Trip to the interpretive centre and time to visit the beach in town to see sea lions and marine iguanas. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.
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