Holiday Reference: TRP 35328

Holiday information

  • Experienced & expert Galapagos liveaboard
  • Main or lower deck double or twin cabin options
  • Includes alcoholic and soft drinks on board
  • Exclude park fees ($155) - Option to prepay fuel surcharge and nitrox
  • 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
  • There is no where on earth quite like the Galapagos. Your holiday will be filled with memories to last a lifetime - thrilling dives, exotic vistas - and these will be only a small part of your experience. With up to 15 dives at Wolf and Darwin, this is your chance to discover more on the unique Galapagos Extreme itinerary.

Liveaboard Details

Humboldt Explorer is a one of a kind of Galapagos liveaboard. Building on their experience diving this one of a kind destination, they have crafted a very special itinerary that focuses on extra dive time at Wolf and Darwin. This means you have eve ...

Humboldt Explorer is a one of a kind of Galapagos liveaboard. Building on their experience diving this one of a kind destination, they have crafted a very special itinerary that focuses on extra dive time at Wolf and Darwin. This means you have even more time to dive with the famous hammerheads, Galapagos sharks and silkies. Add to this the seasonal whalesharks and rays sightings as well as iguanas and sea lions, and you can see just why the Galapagos is one of the ultimate diving destinations.

Humboldt Explorer sleeps 16 dives in 8 cabins across 2 decks. There is no supplement for 2 main deck cabins, so please do make your request at the time of booking if you have a preference. 6 of the cabins can be arranged as either 1 queen double bed or two twin beds. All have en suite, individual air con with a flat screen TV and ocean view windows.

Humboldt Explorer has plenty of space on board for relaxing in between dives. The sun deck has a large lounge, as well as a partially covered sun deck and jacuzzi. The main deck is home to the saloon and dining area - at the end of the day enjoy alcoholic and soft drinks as part of your package. The dive deck is where you will kit up and there are large changing stations for each diver, a camera table and rinse tanks. All diving is done from the 2 tender panga vessels. You can chose to prebook and prepay for nitrox or pay locally on board.

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Itinerary Details

Spend longer diving Wolf & Darwin on the thrilling Galapagos Extreme itinerary on board the Humboldt Explorer liveaboard.

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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Galapagos Extreme contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Save £1000 Spend longer at Wolf & Darwin on board Humboldt Explorer with the exciting Galapagos Extreme itinerary. Your liveaboard holiday is based on a twin share cabin - twin or queen bed double options - and on a full board basis, including alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge. A 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package with 18-20 dives on average. All trips are fully guided with expert guides. The last night Sunday dinner is not included in your cruise. The crew will help with reservations and recommendations. To pay locally are the departure tax, the Galapagos park fees ($100), chamber tax ($35), tourist card ($20), fuel surcharge ($150) and nitrox ($150) on board.

This holiday does not include any international flights to Ecuador (UIO or GYE) or the Galapagos Islands. We strongly recommend you add a night in Ecuador before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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.

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