DAILY DIVING TOURS
Our daily diving tours are the easiest option to get to know the beauty of the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands. Our team will help you to find the best dive spots for you, upon your experience and wishes. Just write us an email and we are more than happy to assist you in planning your perfect dive day on the Galapagos Islands.
What’s included in our daily diving tours?
- 2 Dives on one day
- Full equipment (5-7 mm wetsuit, regulator, BCD, mask, fins, boots, hoods, gloves (no neoprene), weight belt, 12 ltr 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).
- Take advantage of our discount code “2023” on last minute purchases, 8 days before the diving services.
Itinerary of Daily Diving Tours
Below you can find all information about our daily diving tours. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your daily diving tour on the Galapagos Islands will be an unforgettable experience. Discover the beauty of the Galapagos underwater world and book your daily diving tour with Scuba Iguana.
- 1 day / 2 dives
- $270.00 per person*
- 12 liters tank
- Valve system: YOKE
*Divers having their own gear (excl. tanks and weights) receive a discount of $20.00 per dive day. Please keep in mind that our regs are YOKE system so that you may need an adapter.
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.
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.
If you would like to, you can book the following extra services with us.
- DIN Adapter → $5.00 each*
- NITROX Tanks → $15.00 each (must be certified)
- 15 liters tank with air → $10.00 each
- Dive Computer → $15.00 per day*
- Private Dive Guide → $150.00
*depending on availability (Please contact us in advance to check availability for your dive day)
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.
Pre-check of Dive Gear
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 for you.
Monday to Friday: 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3pm – 6pm
Timeline Of the Dive Day
|8:00 – 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)|
|8:10 – 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, you can book an additional private guide for you ($150.00).
Dive Sites For Your Galapagos Diving Tours
|Monday||Floreana (2 Dives)|
|Tuesday||Gordon (2 Dives)***|
|Wednesday||North Mosquera / Seymour Channel|
|Thursday||Bartolome / Cousins|
|Friday||South Mosquera / Daphne|
|Saturday||Seymour Northeast / Seymour Channel|
|Sunday||Plazas / Gordon ***|
***MINIMUN OF 25 LOGGED DIVES / LAST 18 MONTHS BEFORE OR THE EVALUATIONS OF OUR GUIDES
IMPORTANT: The itinerary may change due to National Park dispositions or circumstances beyond our control!
On our Galapagos Dive Sites page you can find out more details about each specific dive site. The 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.
Scuba Iguana has two different dive boats – Galapago and Iguana. Both have a capacity of maximum 10 passengers.
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