Liveaboard Diving in Galapagos

Experience world-renowned diving in Galapagos and see a spectacular array of sea life and underwater geomorphological formations.

Liveaboard diving in Galapagos captures the imagination like nowhere else. It is a paradise for anyone passionate about nature. The islands famously inspired Charles Darwin´s theory of evolution and are home to a vast number of animals and birds that can only be found in the Galapagos. The Marine Reserve is no exception, with Galapagos sharks, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins. No surprise then that the Galapagos Marine Reserve is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and subject to the strictest protection. Most divers who venture to Galapagos want to visit the spectacular Darwin and Wolf islands, which are only accessible by liveaboard. On these isolated islands, divers can find huge schools of scalloped hammerheads, silky sharks, manta rays, and whale sharks.

Liveaboards in Galapagos are small in number and of a very high standard. Most take no more than 16 guests and have fully catered facilities. They feature purpose-built dive decks with charging stations and camera storage areas. An opportunity to dive into one of the most unique and breathtaking places in the world in complete comfort. Trips are year-round, and visiting Galapagos is always a good time. Trip itineraries range from 7/10 days to a full 14-night cruise. Longer cruises tend to visit smaller additional sites with the most liveaboards, prioritizing Punta Carrion, Darwin, and Wolf. Cruise prices are usually around 400 to 600 euros per night.


Liveaboard Dive Sites of the Galapagos Islands

Punta Carrion on the west of Santa Cruz is the first stop for most liveaboards in the Galapagos. It is a thrill for naturalists with Galapagos sea lions dipping down to play with divers and shoals of eagle rays passing by. Underwater photographers will enjoy ample opportunities with white tip reef sharks which are numerous and very unwary of divers. If you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of hammerheads and dolphins in the blue.

The current here is usually fairly mild by Galapagos standards making it a fairly easy dive. Visibility is variable all over the Galapagos but expect around 10 meters/33 ft. at Punta Carrion. Like most dives in Galapagos, Nitrox is highly recommended. The maximum depth is around 33 meters and you will definitely want to stay down as long as possible!

Liveaboards that offer dives in Punta Carrion are Galapagos Aggressor, Galapagos Master, Humboldt Explorer and the Nortada.

Wolf and Darwin islands are the most isolated of the Galapagos Islands and an overnight sail is required for liveaboards. These tiny islands arehome to unique birdlife and land visits are not permitted. Very few boats are allowed to stop at Wolf and Darwin meaning you will likely only have to share the site with research boats there to tag and study the large pelagics.

The underwater area around these islands are a highway for scalloped hammerheads heading for the Cocos. Silky sharks and Galapagos sharks and mantas are also passing by. You also have a chance to see pods of dolphins, spotted eagle rays and even orcas on occasion. There is also the chance to see the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark, between June and November.

Sea conditions in Wolf and Darwin can be rough with high swell and strong currents. Currents can be so strong that some dives might be drift dives. Most liveaboards require divers to have 50 + dives and be minimum advanced open water. Most of the dives are around the 30-meter mark meaning for enjoyment and safety, Nitrox is probably a wise choice.

Liveaboards are the only way to access Darwin and Wolf due to their isolated position. Galapagos Aggressor, Galapagos Master, Humboldt Explorer, Galapagos Sky, Astrea and Nortada all offer several days diving at Darwin and Wolf as part of their 7, 10 and 14 night cruises.

Cabo Douglas is on the eastern side of Fernandina Island. The dives are shallow mostly above 26 meters with much of the interesting wildlife around the shore. Here you can see marine iguanas, a species unique to Galapagos. These iguanas can dive for up to ten minutes, feeding on algae growing on the rocks. There are also flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins and sea horses around Cabo Douglas. It is ideal for those who want to dive with unique animal species and underwater photographers will have ample subjects with good light.

Cousins Rock is a tiny rocky island on the north of Santiago Island. On land it is inhabited by sea birds and sea lions. The underwater landscape is perfect for underwater photography with black coral, sponges and sea fans. It is also a prime spot to see mantas passing by. Liveaboards that offer dives in Cousins Rock are Galapagos Aggressor, Galapagos Master, Humboldt Explorer, Galapagos Sky, Astrea and Nortada.

Best time to dive in the Galapagos Islands

Diving in Galapagos is fantastic all year round but there are two distinct seasons.

The warm season is December to May with water temperatures around 23-25°C/75-80°F. The conditions are calmer and currents are less at this time of year. It is a great time to see huge numbers hammerheads, silkys and Galapagos sharks.

The cooler season is June to November with water temperatures dropping to 16-18°/60-65°F. Rougher sea conditions and strong currents make the diving more challenging. The cool season is all about whale sharks which are around the islands of Darwin and Wolf at this time. There are still large schools of hammerheads and occasional silkys and Galapagos shark around the islands.

Visibility is generally between 10 and 21 meters (30 to 70 feet) and conditions can be challenging because of the surges and currents common in the area.

Top tips for liveaboards in Galapagos

  • Diving in Galapagos can be cold especially in the cool season, and most liveaboards offer 3-4 unmissable dives per day. 7mm wetsuits and hoods are recommended for comfort.
  • The water is about 6 percent saltier, so adjusting your weights to compensate for greater buoyancy is necessary.
  • Gloves or a reef hook are a necessity. Strong currents mean holding onto rocks, which are almost always covered in sharp barnacles.
  • Bring lots of extra memory for cameras and GOPROs, you won’t want to miss a thing.
  • Most liveaboards offer the opportunity to do land visits. These offer a unique insight into one of the world´s most biodiverse ecosystems.

Galapagos Liveaboard Departures

Liveaboards in Galapagos all depart from Baltra Island making it most convenient to fly here. You can also fly to neighbouring island San Cristobal and take a ferry to Baltra but flights are less frequent and more popular with island residents than tourists. Most liveaboards and hotels will arrange to pick you up from the airport and transfer you across the canal

Getting to the Galapagos Islands

Getting to Galapagos from Ecuador is relatively easy. Most flights are around a 2-hour transit from Guayaquil and Quito which both have international airports. The most frequent flights are with airlines LAN, Tame and Avianca. Be sure to give a few days extra when flying from Quito, volcanic activity around the city can cause delays.

Due to the highly protected nature of the Galapagos National Park visitors should bear a few things in mind before travelling. Before departure you will have to pay $20 for a departure/arrival card and have your bags be checked for biological contaminants.

Bringing any plants, seed or biological goods is forbidden and signing the card confirms this. If you are bringing hiking boots, make sure they are clean and have no plant material or seeds on them. These rules are to stop invasive species which are one of the biggest threat to the unique ecosystem of the islands. You will also have to pay $100 national park fee on arrival.


Galapagos Diving Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 176 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Tia G
  • United States United States

A bucket list diving destination completed! Thanks!

Diving Galapagos in July on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jessica A
  • United States United States

Awesome

Diving Galapagos in September on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rodney L
  • United States United States

Outstanding trip in all aspects

Diving Galapagos in March on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Amy K
  • United States United States

A thrill, need strong diving skills, able to descent quickly in strong currents.

Diving Galapagos in March on the Danubio Azul

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Samuel F
  • United States United States

9.5 out of 10

Diving Galapagos in May on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jeffrey Y
  • United States United States

Great all very friendly

Diving Galapagos in May on the Aqua

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Brent L
  • United States United States

It was great diving.Could have been a better experience if Nitrox had been available,as advertised.

Diving Galapagos in June on the Galapagos Master

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Maggie V
  • United States United States

The best diving of my life

Diving Galapagos in December on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Gregory G
  • United States United States

Great dive experience. Used a 7 ML supplied by the boat. Resisted at first but very necessary. Don't miss the Galapagos on the SKY!

Diving Galapagos in December on the Galapagos Sky

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Anita J
  • United States United States

Completely exceeded our expectations- it will be hard to plan further dive trips as this one will be a very tough benchmark to live up to

Diving Galapagos in December on the Nortada

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Stacy G
  • United States United States

Awesome. Hammerheads, seals, rays, dolphins

Diving Galapagos in January on the Aqua

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • George W
  • United States United States

Overwhelming.

Diving Galapagos in March on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 5.6 Review score
  • Alexis R
  • United States United States

Good...overpriced

Diving Galapagos in October on the Galapagos Master

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • chris C
  • United States United States

Great. Except would prefer less dives at wolf and darwin. 4 plenty at each. 6 too many. Prefer to vist penguins and iguana sites instead

Diving Galapagos in March on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christopher H
  • United States United States

Fantastic. I've done a lot of diving and every dive was better than the last.

Diving Galapagos in April on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United States United States

Enjoyed diving in the Galapagos immensely, only wish the water was warmer, calmer, and had better visibility.

Diving Galapagos in April on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cameron M
  • United States United States

The currents were strong and the visibility not very good. We kept moving more than I would have liked, but that may have been because of the water situation.

Diving Galapagos in April on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Giancarlo D
  • United States United States

it was a magnificent experience with whale sharks, hammer heads, seals, marine iguanas, turtles, eels and even seahorses

Diving Galapagos in May on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Paul R
  • United States United States

Outstanding - top of our list of destinations. Only real disappointment was tortoise excursion - felt like visiting a zoo instead of seeing animals in the wild.

Diving Galapagos in July on the Galapagos Master

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Thom M
  • United States United States

It was amazing. The crew/ dive guides were very knowledgeable and worked hard to ensure a safe dive experience.

Diving Galapagos in August on the Galapagos Sky

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lisa K
  • United States United States

It was a good experience, but the lower visibility reduced my experience. I saw so many hammerheads, but I was still expecting more and to be able to see them more clearly. As said before, I think I need to return during a different season for better visibility.

Diving Galapagos in August on the Calipso

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Donielle K
  • United States United States

Amazing, one of a lifetime experience!!

Diving Galapagos in August on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Azadeh W
  • United States United States

The best diving in the World.

Diving Galapagos in August on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Enrique F
  • United States United States

Very beautiful, strong currents, cold water but big animals

Diving Galapagos in September on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Seth L
  • United States United States

Exceeded all my expectations! Saw all the animal life I set out to see!

Diving Galapagos in October on the Galapagos Master

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steven T
  • United States United States

It is stunning diving, but is definitely not for novice divers. There is often strong currents, but that is when there is the best wildlife encounters.

Diving Galapagos in October on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ethan H
  • United States United States

Highly recommend for sealife and land creatures as well

Diving Galapagos in October on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cynthia M
  • United States United States

Absolutely amazing! Although I wish I had brought a hood because some of the dives were quite cold!

Diving Galapagos in November on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katherine F
  • United States United States

It was an adventure of a lifetime!

Diving Galapagos in December on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • TUNC T
  • United States United States

Galapagos diving is a once in a lifetime experience that I recommend as a bucket list item to all fellow divers. Whale sharks, orcas, half a dozen different types of sharks and also rays, schools of tunas, jacks and pompanos and a myriad of reef creatures are all on the show

Diving Galapagos in December on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael M
  • United States United States

Great experience on land, on the boat and in the water.

Diving Galapagos in January on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • silas R
  • United States United States

Mind blowing!!!

Diving Galapagos in April on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Melissa G
  • United States United States

World class diving. Loved every minute!

Diving Galapagos in May on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Reid J
  • United States United States

Excellent overall, bring 5mm and cold water neoprene: temps ranged from 61F to 79F

Diving Galapagos in July on the Galapagos Master

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Varvara Z
  • United States United States

Great, it exceeded our already high expectations.

Diving Galapagos in December on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steve W
  • United States United States

Water was cold and visibility ranged from OK to good. Never great. Seeing the sharks and iguanas was very special

Diving Galapagos in March on the Galapagos Sky

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Harry P
  • United States United States

Excellent. A little better visibility would make it perfect

Diving Galapagos in March on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eli R
  • United States United States

Some of the best I've ever done with pelagics nowhere else to match.

Diving Galapagos in November on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anthony M
  • United States United States

All the diving was incredible. The water was ~80F in early December and a 3mm shorty was perfect.

Diving Galapagos in December on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Megan H
  • United States United States

Dives were better than land experience. I liked the first walk on the uninhabited island but the the walk to see the turtles was kind of lame. I loved the turtles but you can see them on the side of the road. The walk around the park could have been replicated by walking on any street.

Diving Galapagos in December on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 8.0 Very good
  • shinta narulita B
  • Singapore Singapore

Darwin and Wolf are great.

Diving Galapagos in May on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Yee Hon C
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Brilliant, and definitely an experience to remember.

Diving Galapagos in June on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yunmi H
  • South Korea South Korea

Fantastic

Diving Galapagos in September on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Stanislas B
  • France France

It was the best axperience of my life !S

Diving Galapagos in October on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 7.2 Good
  • Jeri B
  • Canada Canada

Highly recommend! Especially for shark lovers

Diving Galapagos in November on the Nortada

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dmitri G
  • Sweden Sweden

Awesome untouched dive sites with pelagic fish!

Diving Galapagos in December on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • EIKO S
  • Japan Japan

Among over 30 years experiences, this was the 2nd best to Palau and gave me a wonderful memory of Galapagos and Equador

Diving Galapagos in December on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain

It was an incredible experience.

Diving Galapagos in January on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Vladislav P
  • Germany Germany

Unic and unbeatable

Diving Galapagos in February on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Steffen B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Amazing, probably the best place we have ever been to

Diving Galapagos in February on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Taekbeom K
  • South Korea South Korea

Great experience with swarm of hammerheads

Diving Galapagos in March on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chong P
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Great! Once in a lifetime experienced!

Diving Galapagos in March on the Galapagos Sky

  • 7.2 Good
  • Jennifer K
  • Switzerland Switzerland

great

Diving Galapagos in March on the Danubio Azul

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frank G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the best dive trips I have done and it fitted in so well with exploring some of the islands. A once in a lifetime experience

Diving Galapagos in April on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joe R
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Overall I’m extremely satisfied with the diving experience in Galapagos

Diving Galapagos in April on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emma B
  • Australia Australia

Fabulous and diving anywhere else will be hard now!

Diving Galapagos in May on the Galapagos Sky

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The best diving experience of my life

Diving Galapagos in May on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 7.6 Good
  • Daniel C
  • Australia Australia

loved it..... couldnt afford to do wolf and darwin again but would consider going back to Galapagos for diving again

Diving Galapagos in May on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • claudio A
  • Austria Austria

My best dive experience so far.

Diving Galapagos in June on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cyrik C
  • France France

C est un paradis. Les especes sont nombreuses et c est incroyable de voir tout ca en si peu de temps

Diving Galapagos in July on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 6.8 Review score
  • joshua C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Incredible. It’s cold and the visibility is limited but it’s so worth it for the unique experiences you get here

Diving Galapagos in September on the Galapagos Master

  • 6.4 Review score
  • Alvaro D
  • Spain Spain

First destination that worths a second visit, hope I can do this in the future.

Diving Galapagos in January on the Calipso

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sarah B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The best diving I have ever done

Diving Galapagos in February on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Todd Z
  • Canada Canada

Excellent experience. Exactly what we hoped for although missed the whale sharks and swimming iguanas.

Diving Galapagos in February on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Leanne D
  • Canada Canada

It was a bit jerky, but it was the warm season. Considering this, it was quite good.

Diving Galapagos in February on the Aqua

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • matthieu R
  • France France

Could not have been better!

Diving Galapagos in February on the Aqua

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Stephen B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Would definitely consider a return trip in the future.

Diving Galapagos in February on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 7.2 Good
  • Dene H
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Excellent - exceeded expectations.

Diving Galapagos in March on the Calipso

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Toralf H
  • Germany Germany

very good

Diving Galapagos in March on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alvaro C
  • Spain Spain

Outstanding.

Diving Galapagos in October on the Calipso

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tuvia R
  • Hungary Hungary

could be better by carefully selecting the dive sites and the hours of dives - to sync with the nature, as much as possible (eg. times of feeding).

Diving Galapagos in October on the Galapagos Master

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marina C
  • Italy Italy

I enjoy especially Darwin and Wolf dives, amazing wildlife. You can have the opportunity to see almost all was on the "list"

Diving Galapagos in November on the Galapagos Master

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Antonin J
  • France France

Great. Crew super helpful, ample storing space

Diving Galapagos in December on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caslav D
  • Canada Canada

Wolf, Darwin, Fernandina, and Isabela was above expectations, the rest below expectations.

Diving Galapagos in December on the Calipso

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sean C
  • Canada Canada

Great, Darwin and Wolf made up for what the others lacked

Diving Galapagos in January on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Pascal D
  • Belgium Belgium

The best spot in the world Variety,from very big to very small,from cold to warmer water,it's tiring but I would crawl there if I had to , to be able to dive again,and again,and again...!

Diving Galapagos in June on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jack W
  • Taiwan Taiwan

Amazing although didn't see any whale sharks during the height of the season or mola molas. Will have to come back I guess!

Diving Galapagos in August on the Calipso

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Margrit E
  • Switzerland Switzerland

a lot of fish but quite cold in a 6.5mm wet suit with underlying vest Would choose another season (not Aug / Sep) next time diving in Galapagos

Diving Galapagos in August on the Calipso

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nigel S
  • Canada Canada

Just amazing! Could not ask for more.

Diving Galapagos in September on the Calipso

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rona A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Absolutely incredible!

Diving Galapagos in September on the Galapagos Sky

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marcela V
  • Slovakia Slovakia

Unbelievable underwater life full of all fishes you can wish for to see. The best diving trip ever!

Diving Galapagos in October on the Calipso

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nadine E
  • Germany Germany

Amazing and diverse dive sites with great encounter :)

Diving Galapagos in October on the Calipso

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Alena Miriam S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

Less marine life than expected, bad visibility for video

Diving Galapagos in November on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Maya K
  • Canada Canada

15 out of 10. I’ve done 5 liveaboards and dove all over the world and the experience in the Galápagos on every front was unbeatable. The trip of my lifetime, thank you all!

Diving Galapagos in November on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Andreas P
  • Germany Germany

Fantastic diving, but would probably repeat it at a different time, when the water is more clear

Diving Galapagos in January on the Galapagos Master

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Josh G
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

The best I have ever experienced anywhere in the world!

Diving Galapagos in January on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Adrien D
  • France France

Great experience. We have 100+ dives, and those at Galápagos ranked among the very best we had.

Diving Galapagos in January on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Koen V
  • Belgium Belgium

Once in a lifetime experience!

Diving Galapagos in March on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Caroline Q
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spectacular! We also dived at Roca Blanca and Isla Cowley on our way north which were fabulous sites with several huge mantas coming very close, schooling golden cow-nose rays and many sharks at Roca Blanca and the amazing experience of diving into a huge school of striped salema at Cowley.

Diving Galapagos in March on the Galapagos Aggressor III

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Domingo G
  • Spain Spain

It is a unique experience, some of the life that you see here does not exist anywhere else in the world. Trip was very relaxed, interesting people to meet who shared same interests, we could focus on the diving, as everything else was well taken care of.

Diving Galapagos in April on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Muhterem Gokce Y
  • Turkey Turkey

Wonderful! It exceeded my expectations.

Diving Galapagos in May on the Galapagos Sky

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lee B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good, take 7 mm suit, hood & gloves (a must)

Diving Galapagos in June on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Scott A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

A once in a lifetime special experience

Diving Galapagos in September on the Nortada

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Juan Enrique G
  • Mexico Mexico

This is the most amazing place for pelagic life and sea lions, and other species. Just taking care of the expectations, because the immersions change completely in the same spot from one time to the other. The water is quite cold for people (as us) use to a warmer sea. Recommendable for people that likes current and drift dives.

Diving Galapagos in December on the Nortada

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mariano C
  • Argentina Argentina

Unique place on earth, very healthy ecosystem, tons of life and currents.

Diving Galapagos in February on the Galapagos Sky

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joanne W
  • Australia Australia

Not for beginners - strong currents and swell, medium to poor visibility, water temperature ranged from 17-28 C with strong thermoclines. We had fun and it was an adventure, the crew and boat were great but it was challenging getting in and out of inflatable boats with 1m swell. The crew were fantastic and did all they could to make it easier but many people suffered from seasickness. Maybe the weather is calmer at other times of the year, but the water would be much colder. The guides used dry suits in cold areas but the 7mm wetsuits supplied were full of holes, especially in the legs. Most of us opted to use 5mm and then add a shorty and hood for the colder dives. The operator really needs to get new 7mm wetsuits as most people hired them on board

Diving Galapagos in February on the Calipso

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • paul P
  • Canada Canada

I would recommend this to any advanced diver. Not for the beginner!

Diving Galapagos in April on the Tiburon Explorer

  • 8.4 Very good
  • NICHOLAS S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Really interesting and diverse place to dive, expectations were met

Diving Galapagos in August on the Calipso Dive

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Uri B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Phenomenal diving with some cooler temps 25° and strong currents.

Diving Galapagos in August on the Humboldt Explorer

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jane C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent diving amazing location to dive - great memories

Diving Galapagos in September on the Tiburon Explorer