A must-visit destination for all experienced divers, the Galapagos Islands play host to spectacular, unique and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters both above and below the water.
Liveaboards head to the Wolf & Darwin Islands for the most exciting encounters. These small rocky outcrops to the north west of the main group of islands attract huge whale sharks, schools of hammerhead and silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays and more besides, ensuring a show like no other.
Upwards of 17 dives are offered depending on your liveaboard itinerary, while land excursions are also scheduled on most trips to allow you to enjoy some of the Galapagos' unique topside wildlife encounters. Seven and ten-night liveaboard itineraries are available.
June to November is the cooler season but also brings the best whale shark encounters. From December to May divers are more likely to encounter schools of hammerhead sharks and mobula rays. Challenging conditions mean these trips are only suitable for more experienced divers.
Package price of £5,645 includes:
Flights from the UK
1 night accommodation in Guayaquil
7 nights on Galapagos liveaboard
Up to 20 dives (dependent on itinerary)
All meals on liveaboard
Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply
Deposit of £1,250 required upon booking.
Extra costs to consider:
There is a fuel surcharge of USD150 applied by the Humboldt Explorer.
Marine park and port fees, national park fees and a hyperbaric chamber contribution total USD305 per person – all subject to change and paid locally
Nitrox is USD150 currently and equipment rental is also additional – most people take their own and this is recommended.