Galapagos Extreme Description
Make your wish list Galapagos diving holiday stand out from the rest with the Galapagos Extreme itinerary. This very special trip spends even longer at the shark mecca Wolf and Darwin. There is no where on earth quite like the Galapagos. Your seven nights and eight days will be filled with memories to last a lifetime - thrilling dives, exotic vistas - and these will be only a small part of your experience. The onboard Galapagos National Park guides have a wealth of knowledge about these unique volcanic islands and are ready to share their experience with every guest, as well as provide you with the customer service and all of the amenities for which the Explorer Ventures Fleet is known.
The main focus of the Galapagos Extreme itinerary is Wolf and Darwin, with up to 15 dives scheduled here. For many divers these two sites are why you dive the Galapagos. The schooling hammerheads are spectacular. Hook into the rocky reef and watch this sharks come in to be cleaned. This is up close and personal encounters. The area is packed with Galapagos and silky sharks too. Massive eagle and manta rays are seen over the winter and spring months, whilst the summer is best for gigantic whalesharks. As you transit to these remote spots, you will also dive at Isla Lobos, Punta Carrion and Cousin's Rock. These sites are super for sea lions. These guys are playful and fast, making these dives hugely entertaining. If you can tear yourself away from the action, Galapagos actually offers great macro life, and the sea horses at Cousin's are a real treat.
The park permissions strictly control the number and location of dive and land tours. The itineraries are subject to minor changes at short notice by the Marine Park Authorities. Under the current permission, Humbolt Explorer will offer land tours at North Seymour to visit the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate birds. At the end of the trip you then visit the Santa Cruz Highlands to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat and visit the Darwin Centre.
The Galapagos is a remote location and at times, the conditions under the water or on the surface can be challenging. Divers should be experienced at diving in a current and making negative entries. This is not an itinerary for novice divers. All dives are fully guided at all times. Water temps are variable throughout the route, due to the different current areas you will visit. We strongly recommend you layer up your wetsuit options, and a vest, hood and gloves are a great addition to your dive bag. You are allowed to take reef hooks. Please check with your travel consultant about the required safety equipment.
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