Spend 8 days scuba diving in the Galapagos, one of the most beautiful locations on earth, while supporting the Galapagos Whale Shark Project (which was featured in the BBC Blue Planet II series).
- Cape Marshall
- City of Mantas
- Darwin’s Arch (Note: this famous rock formation collapsed on 17 May 2021 due to erosion; it now resembles two pillars instead of an arch and is being referred to as the “Pillars of Evolution.”)
- Wolf Island
- Punta Vicente Roca
- Cape Douglas
- Cousin’s Rock
- Highlands with giant tortoises (land excursion)
You will do 2-4 dives a day on this trip, for a total of ~20 dives. There’s also the opportunity for a night dive. Every dive trip is accompanied by whale shark scientists from the Galapagos Whale Shark Project, which is featured in the BBC Blue Planet II series. For every diver, the organization donates to the research of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project. This team is studying the unique population of adult whale sharks in the Galapagos. Each scientist will provide you with extensive knowledge about whale sharks and will teach you at the same time how you as a diver can support the conservation of marine wildlife such as whale sharks, giant manta rays, sea turtles, other shark species, rays, molas, whales and other endangered animals – in the Galapagos and worldwide. You can also expect to learn about underwater photography while onboard (please note: you need to bring your own camera), and be taught about photography using what you have.)
On this trip, you’ll spend very little time on land. The majority of the experience is on the yacht and underwater. You’ll visit islands that not all boats visit, including sites that primarily attract divers.
The yacht for your Galapagos eco dive liveaboard provides a unique and unforgettable experience, with the best service and diving that you could hope for. The boat has nine cabins with private bathrooms, air conditioning, electricity, and all that you may need to make your stay comfortable. Three meals a day are included, as well as ‘pre-breakfast’ and snacks between dives.
Seasonal Notes: Every year, only a few shark conservation dive departures are offered. These align with the best shark diving season and the best months to dive in the islands of Galapagos and Cocos (July – October). See all available departure dates under “Covid Precautions” (listed there so you can travel safely at a date that suits you).