Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Holiday 2020

September 2020

Guideline Package Price £6795. Exact price will be verified when flights are available in 2018

Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Holiday 2020

September 2020

Guideline Package Price £6795. Exact price will be verified when flights are available in 2018

Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Holiday 2020

September 2020

Guideline Package Price £6795. Exact price will be verified when flights are available in 2018

Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Holiday 2020

September 2020

Guideline Package Price £6795. Exact price will be verified when flights are available in 2018

Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard 2020

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Galapagos 2020 Guideline Package Price £6795
September 2020

2 places remaining

2DiVE4 are very pleased to announce we are scheduling our second amazing Galapagos Scuba Diving Liveaboard Holiday. Galapagos is THE pinnacle of scuba diving holidays. Everything you encounter here will be bigger and better than ANYWHERE else in the world.

On our previous Galapagos scuba diving holiday we encountered:

  • Whalesharks the size of coaches
  • 3m high Mola Mola (Sunfish)
  • Between 800 & 1,200 Hammerheads on a single dive
  • Playful sea lions
  • Marine Iguannas
  • Galapagos sharks
  • Penguins
  • Manta/Eagle Rays
  • Giant Tortoises

This WILL be the best diving holiday you will ever have. The price is not set yet as flights cannot be booked for 2020, but the guideline price will be around £6795, with a £500 deposit to secure your place and a payment plan with regular payments to spread the cost.

If you ever do one dive holiday, THIS IS THE ONE guys!

Call 2DiVE4 on 01279 815559 to secure your place.

 

Humboldt Explorer

Mon Sept        Depart from San Cristobal

                               7 nights onboard Humboldt Explorer – Full Charter 

Mon Sept        Arrive in San Cristobal

 

This would cost £4675 per person (boat prices only) and includes: –

  • 7 nights on board Humboldt Explorer in a twin or queen cabin with ensuite bathroom, all meals (except on last night), snacks, beverages and up to 4 dives per day with tanks, weights, air fills, naturalist guide and a Galapagos National Park Guide on each dive and transfers
  • Full financial protection

Not Included:  Galapagos National Park Fee $100pp, Chamber Support Fee $35pp, Fuel tax based on 2017 rate $175 per person (subject to increase and confirmed 1 year before departure), Nitrox $215 per person, Galapagos flights, gratuities

Full Liveaboard Guideline Package Price including all flights £6795

Sun Sept          Heathrow to Amsterdam             0630/0900 KL1000

                                Amsterdam to Guayaquil             1000/1705 KL751 (touchdown in Quito)

                                1 night in Guayaquil

Mon Sept        Fly from Guayaquil to San Cristobal

                                7 nights onboard Humboldt Explorer – Full Charter 

Mon Sept        Fly from San Cristobal to Guayaquil

                               1 night in Guayaquil

Tue Sept          Guayaquil to Amsterdam             1845/1315 KL751*

Wed Sept        Amsterdam to Heathrow             1735/1750 KL1031

*next day arrival

This would cost from £6795** per person and includes: –

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Guayaquil with KLM (transit in Amsterdam)
  • Baggage allowance of 2 bags weighing 23kg each
  • Return flights from Guayaquil to the Galapagos Islands
  • Baggage allowance of 1 bag weighing 23kg. Overweight luggage is $2 per kg
  • 2 separate nights in Guayaquil in twin/double rooms with return airport transfers
  • 7 nights on board Humboldt Explorer in a twin or queen cabin with ensuite bathroom, all meals (except on last night), snacks, beverages and up to 4 dives per day with tanks, weights, air fills, naturalist guide and a Galapagos National Park Guide on each dive and transfers
  • Full financial protection
  • ATOL Protection (when flights are booked)

Not Included:  Galapagos National Park Fee $100pp, Chamber Support Fee $35pp, Fuel tax based on 2017 rate $175 per person ( subject to increase and confirmed 1 year before departure), Nitrox $215 per person, gratuities

Humboldt Explorer

The 16-passenger Humboldt Explorer provides 8 air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; each has a private bathrooms, flat screen television and ocean view. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

Diving onboard Humboldt Explorer takes place from two rigid hull inflatable tenders. Kitting up is from the large dive deck where you will find ample storage space for your dive gear along with freshwater rinse tanks for camera equipment. Up to four dives a day are planned with up to four days diving at Darwin and Wolf on seven night itineraries. A naturalist dive guide and a diving instructor assistant will accompany each dive, which is preceded by a full briefing.

Days aboard the M/V Humboldt Explorer or M/V Majestic Explorer generally involve a 6:30am dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, and afternoon dives at 2:00pm and 4:30 pm (On days with long transits between islands, the number of dives will be reduced to 2-3 dives – see itinerary). Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated. The Humboldt Explorer and Majestic Explorer must follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below.

Please note that these itineraries are examples only, and will change depending on local regulation, weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion. Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the island visits, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly.


Monday: San Cristobal (1 Check Out Dive at Isla Lobos)
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Humboldt Explorer. Guests will board the vessel after 1:00pm, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the Humboldt Explorer will depart for a short crossing to Isla Lobos for a check out dive and safety briefing. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.


Tuesday: Punta Carrion (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives

Sightings include rays and schools of fish.

Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sighting of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common.

Depart for Northern Islands. (16+ hour transit)


Wednesday: Wolf Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.

Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Night anchor at Wolf Island.

 

Thursday: Wolf Island (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives

Transit to Darwin Island (2 Dives)

2:00 and 4:30 dives

Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

 

Friday: Darwin Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives

Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Transit to Wolf Island

 

Saturday: Wolf Island (3 Dives)
6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 dives

Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)

 

Sunday: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives (number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)

This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours). Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Visit the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre on your own. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Humboldt Explorer at 8:30pm.

 

Monday: San Cristobal
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Guests are free to visit the beach in town to see sea lions and marine iguanas in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the Interpretive Centre. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

 

Diving – Minimum Experience Required

  • PADI  Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or equivalent)

Guideline Package Price £6795 Includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Full liveaboard accommodation including 3 meals a day + snacks+ teas/coffes/water
  • 6 days diving – up to 17 dives
  • ATOL full financial protection

Not Included in Price

  • Soft drinks & alcohol
  • Kit Hire
  • Nitrox
  • Any gratuities

** Final price will be verified in 2018 once flight prices are available

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