Holiday Reference: TRP 32072

Holiday information

  • 33m in length Galapagos Sky sleeps only 16 guests
  • State of the art facilities
  • includes international & domestic flights, prepaid marine park fees, transit card & chamber fee
  • Stable, steel hulled vessel with years' experience diving Galapagos
  • Average Water Temp: 21 - 24 C
  • Average Air Temp: 24 - 29 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 30m
  • Good for: Sharks, Rays & unique ecology
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • Everything! From sharks and manta to sea lions and iguana... you never know quite what will turn up in the Galapagos. This is the ultimate pelagic paradise.

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Save £1000 Iconic wish list dive sites on the premier Galapagos liveaboard Galapagos Sky. Your trip of a lifetime starts on arrival in Guayaquil where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (B&B, twin share). The next morning you fly to San Cristobel to join Galapagos Sky for 7 nights. Our trip package is based on a twin deluxe share cabin (full board including limited alcohol with your evening meal). You have prepaid the Galapagos park fees ($100), chamber tax ($35) & tourist card ($20) and have free nitrox. All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides. At the end of you trip you fly back to the mainland before your return flight home or extension. Flights are with either KLM (regional departures) or Iberia (from Heathrow). Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. All transfers are included. Excluded are the local departure taxes (approx $35)

 

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Liveaboard Details

A Galapagos liveaboard is in the top 5 wish list of most divers - this is THE scuba diving holiday that no one wants to skip, especially for anyone serious about diving with sharks (hammerheads galore!). And with Galapagos Sky (formerly known as Sky ...

A Galapagos liveaboard is in the top 5 wish list of most divers - this is THE scuba diving holiday that no one wants to skip, especially for anyone serious about diving with sharks (hammerheads galore!). And with Galapagos Sky (formerly known as Sky Dancer), you can make this dream into a thrilling reality. With a wealth of experience under their belts, the Galapagos Sky sails the seas around the islands and islets towards the the unmissable Wolf and Darwin where the pelagic encounters roll in thick and fast. Diving in the Galapagos is famed for its unique biodiversity so jump about Galapagos Sky and set sail for the jaw dropping dive sites that propelled this tiny corner of the world into the limelight.

At 33m in length Galapagos Sky sleeps only 16 guests - you will not feel crowed either on board or in the water on this liveaboard! There are 4 twin cabins below decks which are the standard deluxe cabins. There are then a further 4 upper deck master cabins which can be set up as twin or king size double bed. Both the master and deluxe cabins have en suite, air con, dressing gowns and hair dryers. Even the on board toiletries are marine safe and fully biodegradable.

The facilities on onboard Galapagos Sky are state of the art with an attentive eye on the small details. Enjoy fresh towels each day and a warm drink at the end of your dive. Dining is French style with an eye on the high quality of ingredients that cater for all dietary requirements. Enjoy free beer and wine with your evening meal. The main saloon is spacious with TV, DVD and audio. Photographers will love the full video and photo facilities, ready and waiting.

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Itinerary Details

Dive the unique and adrenalin pumping Galapagos Islands on board one of Scuba Travel's luxury liveaboard holidays

Galapagos Expedition Description

The Galapagos have earned a mighty reputation as one of the ultimate liveaboard diving destinations and not without reason. This low-lying volcanic chain was not only Darwin's inspiration. It is home to diving the like of which you cannot find elsewhere on the planet. The marine life is completely unique with sharks, rays, sea lions, iguanas, penguins. Watch tuna, salema, snapper, rainbow runners and sail fins dart around the reef... if you can tear your eyes off the ocean's larger inhabitants. This is every diver's wish list come true before your eyes. Set your sights on some of the best liveaboard diving you will ever encounter and sail into the intoxicating world of diving in the Galapagos.

There are three distinctive types of underwater environment in the Galapagos Islands. It's almost as if you were in three different dive destinations. The Southern and Central Islands are washed by the Humboldt current from the South, so pretty cold water (23-24) but reasonably clear and blue. Stunning dives such as Cousins and Cape Marshall, with eagle rays, mobulas and huge mantas, as well as endless large schools of brightly coloured surgeon fish and snappers, and of course the ever present playfull sea lions. The western side of Isabella is washed by the cold upwelling of the Cromwell current. Here the water is quite chilly (18-22 C) and green, but also some fainting sites such as Roca Redunda and Punta Vicente Roca. Sea lions playing in the fumaroles (thermal vents), red lipped batfish, yellow sea horses are all seen at Cabo Douglas. You never know what is passing though. Orca, mola mola and whalesharks are all seen passing through!

But the really big action is in the North at Darwin and Wolf. Here the water can be 26-27 degrees as these islands are washed by the warmer Panama current. Before you even get in the water itís thrilling to be diving under the iconic Darwin Arch. Rocky and unwelcoming above the water line, beneath awaits a truly inspiring scene. 3 full days are spent on these two reefs, getting to grips with every nook and cranny. Hammerheads are the first and foremost attraction, schooling in vast numbers around the submerged pinnacles of Wolf and Darwin. Galapagos sharks are common too, slinky and svelte nipping in and out of the reef life. White tips hide in the reef from the larger predators. If you like your fish even bigger, whalesharks are often seen in the blue, munching on plankton along with manta, mobula and eagle rays. Look out for a Tiger Shark that can be seen in the shallows!

The itineraries are subject to minor changes at short notice by the Marine Park Authorities, however a substantial part of every trip is spent at Wolf and Darwin and some dives in the other areas. The current permission dives Cousins, Bartolome, Cabo Marshall, Cabo Douglas, Punta Vicente Roca, Wolf and Darwin.

Every diver should certainly experience the Galapagos for themselves but the diving is not suited to novice divers. Wolf and Darwin are the furthest point on the itinerary and divers need to be comfortable in currents and zodiac diving. Thermoclines are common but these are what draw the overwhelming numbers of big fish closer. Dive guides are experts in their fields - not only do they know how to make sure you have a safe and awesome dive trip, but they are also hugely knowledgeable about the marine life and eager to share! Please check with your travel consultant about the required safety equipment.

The Galapagos is a once in a lifetime trip and the best diving can only be accessed from liveaboards on either 7 or 10 night liveaboard options. This is the only way to travel and dive in comfort, visiting all the hot spots and highlights of this remarkable corner of the globe. Sail the oceans blue and prepare to be left breathless.

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.