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Galaxy Diver

Galaxy Diver

$5645 8D / 7N Diver Package or $3800 8D / 7N Naturalist Package



Construction: Wood hull
Length: 29.5 meters / 97 feet
Beam: 6.6 meters / 22 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 14
Fuel Capacity: 6000 gallons
Fresh Water: 4000 gallons
Engine: 2 x CAT 440 HP
Electricity: 110 / 220 VAC
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


Date

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12 OCT2022
7 nights
Diving
fully booked
1 option
USD 2800.-
fully booked
1 option

Departure/Arrival

embark:
12 Oct 2022
12:00
Baltra Islands
disembark:
19 Oct 2022
09:30
Baltra Islands

Prices & Availability

Cabins - different decks
Lower Deck
USD 2800.-
fully booked
+1 option

Surcharges payable with booking

Chamber
USD
35.-

Surcharges payable at location

Entrance National Park - Galapagos
USD
100.-
Migration Control Card
USD
20.-
 Booking Request
26 OCT2022
7 nights
Diving
fully booked
12 options
USD 2800.-
fully booked
12 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
26 Oct 2022
12:00
Baltra Islands
disembark:
02 Nov 2022
09:30
Baltra Islands

Prices & Availability

Cabins - different decks
Lower Deck
USD 2800.-
fully booked
+12 options

Surcharges payable with booking

Chamber
USD
35.-

Surcharges payable at location

Entrance National Park - Galapagos
USD
100.-
Migration Control Card
USD
20.-
 Booking Request
09 NOV2022
7 nights
Diving
fully booked
12 options
USD 2800.-
fully booked
12 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
09 Nov 2022
12:00
Baltra Islands
disembark:
16 Nov 2022
09:30
Baltra Islands

Prices & Availability

Cabins - different decks
Lower Deck
USD 2800.-
fully booked
+12 options

Surcharges payable with booking

Chamber
USD
35.-

Surcharges payable at location

Entrance National Park - Galapagos
USD
100.-
Migration Control Card
USD
20.-
 Booking Request
23 NOV2022
7 nights
Diving
3 available spaces
+5 options
USD 2800.-
3 available spaces
+5 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
23 Nov 2022
12:00
Baltra Islands
disembark:
30 Nov 2022
09:30
Baltra Islands

Prices & Availability

Cabins - different decks
Lower Deck
USD 2800.-
3 spaces
+5 options

Surcharges payable with booking

Chamber
USD
35.-

Surcharges payable at location

Entrance National Park - Galapagos
USD
100.-
Migration Control Card
USD
20.-
 Booking Request
07 DEC2022
7 nights
Diving
12 available spaces
USD 3200.-
12 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
07 Dec 2022
12:00
Baltra Islands
disembark:
14 Dec 2022
09:30
Baltra Islands

Prices & Availability

Cabins - different decks
Lower Deck
USD 3200.-
12 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

Chamber
USD
35.-

Surcharges payable at location

Entrance National Park - Galapagos
USD
100.-
Migration Control Card
USD
20.-
 Booking Request
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The Galaxy Diver is a first-class eco-cruise that offers snorkeling, hiking, diving, kayaking, and panga rides. It offers two eight-day itineraries, one centered on diving, the other being nature-focused. Galaxy Diver accommodates up to 16 guests, 14 for diving trips, across eight cabins. There are king, twin, and triple-size cabins, all of which include a private bathroom with hot and cold water, air conditioning, a hair dryer, a towel dryer, an internal phone, a safe box, a closet, and a speaker. There is a lounge with a coffee station, panoramic windows, and an entertainment center with thematic books, board games, and a multimedia library on the main deck. The bar is located next to the lounge and serves national and international drinks. The main deck is also home to the dining room, where guests are served three daily meals. The upper deck has an alfresco-style seating area with a sunroof and bar service. There are lounge chairs, an observation area, a sunroof, cocktail tables, and a bar on the sun deck.
The ship includes safety features such as two survival rafts for 20 passengers each, one survival raft for eight passengers, 55 life jackets, six lifebuoys, a flare gun, hand lights, smoke signals, and fire protection and prevention equipment. Rates include airport assistance, Galapagos transfers, accommodation, meals, visits, excursions, snorkel gear (mask, tube, wetsuit, and fins), kayaks, paddleboards, and unlimited drinks(water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks), and beach towels. Local flights to and from the Galapagos, the Galapagos National Park entrance fee, Galapagos Transit card, alcoholic beverages, tips, local taxes, and travel insurance are not included.
The eight-day diving-based itinerary explores Baltra, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, Fernandina, Isabela, Bartolome, and Santa Cruz. This trip visits dive sites only accessible by liveaboard, such as the Landslide site near Wolf Island. This remote spot is a sanctuary for marine life and hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, rays, turtles, and more are often spotted here. One of the more advanced dive sites is La Banana, with walls, caverns, tunnels, and a pinnacle. The current tends to be moderate to heavy here with limited visibility but is known for its whale sharks, hammerheads, and dolphins. Douglas Cape is a morning dive where divers observe marine iguanas feeding on algae. While this trip is primarily centered on diving, there are also opportunities to hike to the top of Bartolome Island, snorkel the Vicente Roca Point, and go on a panga ride through La Ventana Islet.
The naturalist itinerary, which also lasts eight days, visits Santa Cruz, Santiago Islands, Rabida, Fernandina, Isabela, Floreana, and Seymour. This trip is primarily hiking through destinations like Bachas Beach, where flamingos and herons are spotted near the lagoons, and Sullivan Bay, where there is preserved lava. There are also snorkeling opportunities along beaches, panga rides, and kayaking.
Narrative text and photographs courtesy of Galagents.



Dive Conditions

Many Galapagos Dive sites, especially those in the northern Islands of Wolf and Darwin, are characterized by the presence of the following diving conditions: Currents, Surge, Thermoclines, Cold water.
The best time to dive in Galapagos highly depends on what you'd like to see. The diving season in Galapagos is generally divided into two categories: Whale Shark Season (June-November) and Manta Season (December-May) when it's slightly warmer. During the warmer Manta Season the schools of hammerheads are generally larger and giant manta rays may be found off Isabela island.
December - May: This is the warm season in the Galapagos with the highest water and air temps. Brief afternoon rain showers are common but expect the tropic sun to reappear after the rain. Water temperature is 70-86F (21-30C) with some cooler thermoclines at depth. The northern islands are generally colder. Visibility stays between 40-100 feet (12-33 meters).
June - November: This season is known as the guarua and is cooler with frequent mist and overcast days. Winds can create rougher seas at times. Water temperature is 60-75F (16-24C). While colder, the trade-off is the rich currents bringing nutrients into the islands, resulting in more abundant marine life. Visibility is slightly less as a result.
Galapagos diving conditions can be challenging. Currents are moderate to strong and may require you to grab hold of rocks below the surface so you don't drift away. Surges may create difficulties during your safety stops. The average visibility is 10 - 21m (30 - 70ft), but can be less.
June to December. However, September November is the best time to see the most wildlife, but the waters will be colder. The water for diving is cold all year-round, but even COLDER during this time of year, with thermoclines as well. Wetsuits of 7mm are recommended, as well as a hood and gloves.
Divers must follow their Dive Master and Galapagos Marine Reserve rules at all times. Divers must stick with the group and their Dive Master at all times, remain with their buddies, and ascend in pairs. Safety Stops are obligatory for all Galapagos dives.