The Galapagos are an archipelago of volcanic islands lying west of Ecuador, South America. They have never been connected to the mainland, and the resulting unique biodiversity draws nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The islands are home to giant tortoises, finches and seals that aren’t afraid of humans, and huge marine iguana that swim in the shallows scraping the seaweed from the rocks. Underwater you can find hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, huge schools of fish, giant manta and mobula rays, silky sharks, and turtles.
To get to the Galapagos Islands, you fly from Sydney to Santiago (Chile) and then on to Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador. From here you will take a domestic flight to the Galapagos Islands to meet your liveaboard dive boat.
Diving in the Galapagos can involve strong currents, and beginner divers may find it challenging. It is some of the best temperate diving in the world so we recommend divers gain appropriate training and experience before diving here. Dive Insurance is required for all diving in the Galapagos.
M/V Humboldt Explorer
The M/V Humboldt Explorer accommodates up to 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms and windows. A hot tub on the top level as well as a large sunning/viewing area provides a place to relax at the end of a diving day.
The dive deck has camera table and recharging station, full nitrox facilities, freshwater rinse tanks for cameras and individual gear bins. Two large tender boats enable easy access to dive sites.
Galapagos Aggressor I & II
The Galapagos Aggressor vessels each accommodate 14 guests in seven staterooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
The spacious dive deck features individual lockers for dive equipment, Nitrox facilities, warm freshwater showers, rinse tanks and camera table.
This Galapagos Islands liveaboard operates 7 night cruises around Wolf Island, Darwin Island and other great dive sites withtin the Marine Reserve. After a day of diving guests can relax in the air-conditioned saloon with a complimentary beer, wine or a cup of coffee, check their images on the onboard computer or enjoy some music or movies on the entertainment system. Comfort, service and serious diving in the remote islands of the Galapagos all await you, the discerning diver on the Pinguino Explorer.