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DAILY DIVE TOURS 2018-06-28T18:28:12+00:00

DAILY DIVE TOURS

PRICE

per person and per day

with Scuba Iguana dive gear $ 245 

Ask for our last minute rates 3 weeks in advance!

What’s Included?

  • 2 Dives
  • Full equipment (wetsuit, regulator, BCD, mask, fins, boots, hoods, gloves, tanks)
  • Experienced English and Spanish speaking guides
  • Snacks, fruit and hot tea, lunch, juice and drinking water
  • Towels
  • Check dive (This is a short weights and gear check in shallow water as Galapagos seas require more weights and neoprene than you may be used to.  Also a quick skills refresher if it’s been a while since your last dive).
  • Insurance covering crew and passengers

Itinerary

Getting ready

As with any adventure, preparation starts a little in advance! We ask that you come to our dive center at least one day before your scheduled trip to get your gear fitted. This is extremely important as we leave early in the morning and want to ensure a relaxed and comfortable dive trip.

We are open:
Monday to Friday: 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3pm – 6pm

Dive Day

7:45 – The meeting point is at Scuba Iguana where there will be a quick run-down of what the day will look like over tea, coffee or hot chocolate (to give you that extra energy for the day)
7:50 – For most dive sites we travel by taxi to the Itabaca Channel  (on the North side of Santa Cruz) – a 45 minute drive – and then by boat to our dive site (45- 90 minutes depending on the site).
10:15 – Dive time!  Our guides will have briefed you as you get close to the site so that when we arrive we can gear up and go.
11:15 – We surface after approximately an hours dive and warm up with some hot drinks and snacks to boost our energy for round two.
12:15 – Dive time!  Usually at a second site, our team brief you once more and we dive again to shallower depths for approximately an hour.
13:15 – We surface for the last time, dry off completely, have a hot lunch and trade stories on the way back to the shore.
15:00 – We arrive back at Scuba Iguana where we go through your log books, photos and any unanswered questions.

Note:  These times may be slightly later if the dive sites for the day are further away.  Please check with our team when you book your trip if you have a very tight schedule.

Private Dive Guide: If you are traveling with kids or you think you are going to be more comfortable with personal assistance, ask your Sale Agent about  this option.

Where We Dive

Our dive schedule is fixed by the Galapagos National Park so that certain sites are not visited or damaged excessively. We dive in a respectful manner in a way we can preserve the environment. Therefore if you are keen to book at popular sites like Gordon Rocks, please let us know as early as possible.

DAYSLANCHA IGUANALANCHA GALAPAGO
MONDAYGORDON***/NORTH MOSQUERAFLOREANA
TUESDAYSEYMOUR CHANNEL / DAPHNEGORDON***
WEDNESDAYBARTOLOME/COUSINSSEYMOUR CHANNEL /NORTH MOSQUERA
THURSDAYSEYMOUR POINT/ GORDON***BARTOLOME/ COUSINS
FRIDAYSOUTH MOSQUERA/ SEYMOUR CHANNELSEYMOUR POINT / PUNTA CARRIÓN
SATURDAYPUNTA CARRION / GORDON***SOUTH MOSQUERA / DAPHNE
SUNDAYSANTA FESEYMOUR CHANNEL/GORDON***
*** MINIMUM OF 25 LOGGED DIVES OR THE EVALUATIONS OF OUR GUIDES

A Few Things to Think About…

Diving in the Galapagos can be challenging.  Currents can be strong and more unpredictable than you may be used to, especially  in the July – December months, when it is more common to see bigger marine creatures in the areas.

  • For your safety some of our dive sites, like Gordon Rocks, are available only to experienced divers, specifically ones with 25 or more logged dives with the last dive being within the year.  Please plan your trip with this in mind. However, if you have under 25 dives but feel able to dive at the challenging sites, you will be subject to evaluation by our dive instructors on a previous dive you will have done with us. For more information, please contact our sales agents.
  • If you have never dived before and would like to experience the Galapagos underwater world, this is still possible, safe and fun – just a little different.  See our ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ page and Dive Courses for more information.

July to December water temperatures are cooler here, from 65°F – 75°F (18°C- 23°C) with occasional thermoclines from 60°F – 64°F (16°C- 18°C).   We provide you with 5mm or 7mm wetsuits as well as hoods and also have some spare layers. However, if you usually feel the cold faster and more fiercely than others, you may want to bring an extra layer of your own.

THE SCUBA IGUANA DIFFERENCE

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