There are 3 options for dive trips in the Galapagos:

  LIVE-ABOARDS 

Galapagos Live-Aboard

Live-Aboards are the only way to dive Wolf & Darwin, universally acclaimed as two of the best dive sites on the planet due to the abundance of pelagic life.  If you're a diver, you already know what Wolf & Darwin are all about.  In our Live-Aboard section, you'll find specs, itineraries and photos of each of the Galapagos live-aboards with permits to dive. For an overview, see our exclusive  Galapagos Live-Aboard Comparison Chart.  As of 2013, Galapagos live-aboard is priced from $3995-$5395 pp plus Galapagos flights, National Park Entrance Fees, Fuel Surcharge, etc.  We can often save you money on both spaces and charters.  See our SPECIALS page for the most up to date discounts on Galapagos live-aboards.

  LAND BASED DIVE TOURS

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Land Based Dive Tours are a great way to see the land sites and get in some diving in the central islands.  Some of the dive sites on most liveaboard itineraries will now only be accessible from land.  Island Hopping dive charters are no longer possible as the National Park changed the rules for 2011.  read more...

  DAILY DIVES  

daydivegalapagosDaily Dive Trips from one island are an option if you have limited time or don't want to travel between islands.  This is usually the preferred choice for travelers who are either coming off or about to embark on a cruise, be it a dive cruise or a Naturalist cruise.  You stay on one island and dive during the day with a local dive operator. Except for Isabela, local dive centers operate on a schedule:  Mon. - Dive Site A, Tues. - Dive Site B, etc. 

Only a handful of operators have permits to dive from Santa Cruz. Please note that we DO NOT book daily dives. On Santa Cruz, we recommend Scuba Iguana.  On San Cristobal, we recommend Wreck Bay. Booking a dive with less expensive operators who do not have a legal permit to dive may result in the boat being turned away from the dive site, so be sure to make certain whomever you are booking with has a National Park 'patente'.  Land-based fatal accidents in 2012 occurred exclusively with operators who are not operating legally.  

We hope you'll feel free to call or write to us if you are interested in diving in the Galapagos...in whatever form. 

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