This luxurious 30 metre liveaboard departs San Cristobal each Sunday and cruises the islands of the Galapagos including Wolf and Darwin. A trip of a lifetime!
Accommodating up to 16 guests in eight private en-suite cabins, all furnished with modern amenities, the Galapagos Sky also features fine dining and a spacious lounge area, as well as a fully equipped dive deck. Cruises are scheduled to depart on a Sunday from San Cristobal for a seven night world-class diving adventure.
The week long itinerary offers 17-19 dives (weather dependent) from tenders, plus three land excursions exploring the highlands for tortoises on Santa Cruz, observing the panoramic vistas and volcanic topography on Bartolome and the Darwin Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal, all in accordance to the diving excursion regulations of the Galapagos National Park.
Diving highlights include three days spent around Darwin and Wolf Islands where encounters with hammerhead sharks, large pods of dolphins, manta and mobula rays (Dec-May) and whale sharks (Jun-Nov) are common. Divers will be mesmerised at the abundance and variety of marine life here including octopus, tropical fish and large schools of pelagic species. You will currently also dive at Cousins Rock where manta and devil rays are a common sight, as well as huge schools of the endemic black striped salema. Unique to Galapagos is the opportunity to dive with the endemic marine iguanas at Cabo Douglas, a highlight of this itinerary! There is also an opportunity to dive Punta Vicente Roca where mola mola are often seen. Your final dive will be at Isla Pinzon which is alive with an abundance of marine life including fish of all sizes, sharks, rays and sea lions.
Diving in the Galapagos can be strenuous due to its currents and surge, varying water temperatures, limited visibility and diving from tenders. The trips are ideal for intermediate and advanced divers with a minimum of 100 logged dives. The boat provides 12L tanks and a limited number of 15L tanks are availalbe to rent locally. A 5-7mm hooded wetsuit and gloves is recommended as there is a mix of warm and cold water diving. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.
Additional payments, collected in advance, include a USD100 Galapagos Park Fee, Chamber Fee of USD35 and USD20 for a visitors permit.
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The Galapagos Islands are a must for all experienced divers. Encounter silky, Galapagos, hammerhead and whale sharks from the comfort of a liveaboard, and come face to face with unique wildlife topside.