Ultimate Galapagos Diving

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Academy Bay Diving

Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and operated company, dedicated to providing excellence in customer service and dive safety, whilst giving our customers the experience of a lifetime found nowhere else but here diving in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

  • 8 Days
  • Galapagos

Immerse yourself in the amazing marine life Galapagos has to offer as well as give you a taste of the islands themselves. At the sites you will visit you will be diving with the legendary schools of Scalloped Hammerheads, the menacing Black Tipped Reef Sharks, the docile White Tips and the elusive Galapagos Sharks. Of course you can’t go to these sites without bumping into the local sea lions who always want to meet the newcomers, be surrounded by schools of reef fish, glide by the turtles cleaning stations and be amazed by the schools of Eagle Rays, Golden Rays, Mobula Rays and the majestic Manta.

Prices Includes

  • Hotel in Santa Cruz (7 nights)
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers in Galapagos
  • Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Extra meals not stated in tour itinerary

Accommodation

This package is run for anyone and every budget

We have 5 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Budget – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, TV and WiFi, some have cooking facilities.
  3. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  4. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
  5. First Class – Premier class private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.
 
Itinerary

Day 1Baltra

Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with Highland Tour

This tour consists of visiting 3 sites: El Chato, Lava tunnels and Los Gemelos. El Chato Tortoise Reserve is near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes.

After you return to the current century you will be taken to the lava tubes, where you can walk more than 1km underground. They were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow. When the lava flow ceased, the molten lava inside the flow kept moving, emptying out of the solidified skin thus leaving tunnels.

Lastly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion. It is a beautiful place to take in the greenery of Galapagos and walk along the small paths around the craters to spot some of the bird life.

At the conclusion of the tour you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel.

Day 2Scuba Diving

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip

The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

  • AM: Diving (2 dives) and check dive
  • PM: Free time to visit Tortuga Bay

Day 3Scuba Diving

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip

The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

  • AM: Diving (2 dives)
  • PM: Free Time to visit Charles Darwin Station

Day 4Scuba Diving

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip

The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

  • AM: Diving (2 dives)
  • PM: Free time

Day 5Scuba Diving

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip

The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

  • AM: Diving (2 dives)
  • PM: Free time

Day 6Scuba Diving

Depart 7am for a 2 tank dive trip

The site will depend on your experience and our itinerary. Includes: 2 tanks, all equipment, lunch & snacks, guide, towels and photos of your dive.

  • AM: Diving (2 dives)
  • PM: Free time

Day 7Bartolomé, Plazas or Seymour

Departure: 6am – 8am

Return: Approx 4-5pm
Includes: breakfast (for Bartolomé tour only), lunch, water, snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Please send us your preference for this day. Tours are subject to available spaces.

Day Tour North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas or Santa Fe* or Scuba Diving

Day 8Transfer from hotel to airport

Transfer from hotel to airport

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