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SHARKS OF THE GALAPAGOS DIVING SAFARI

 

Diving with scalloped hammerheads at Darwin's Arch in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos diving darwins arch

 

Expedition:

Best of the Galapagos Diving Safari

Location:

Galapagos Islands

Accommodation:

Galapagos Master Liveaboard

Experience Level:

Advanced open water certification required. Expect current and some deeper dives. Nitrox certification recommended

   

2017 Dates:

December 11th - 18th, 2017

2017 Price:

Upper Deck $5050 per person, dble occ. 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

   Lower Deck $4950 per person, dble occ. 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Trip Leader:

 Andy Murch

 

THE VERY BEST OF THE GALAPAGOS

Join us in the Galapagos for a week long diving adventure that encompasses the very best of the Galapagos including the islands of Wolf and Darwin, San Cristobal, Isabella and Fernandina. Dive with clouds of scalloped hammerheads, schooling Galapagos sharks, whitetip sharks, bullhead sharks, Galapagos fur seals, Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas. There is also a chance of seeing enormous whale sharks.

 

Galapagos diving Wolf Island

 

GALAPAGOS' MUST DIVE ISLANDS:

 

Galapagos Islands

 

WOLF ISLAND

Named after the geologist Theodore Wolf, this extinct volcano reaches 253m above sea level. Land visits are not permitted but lots of birds can be seen from the boat including red-footed boobies and vampire finch.

The island hosts numerous world class wall dives. Expect fast drifts among schooling pelagics including schooling scalloped hammerheads, galapagos sharks and whitetips. Divers should also be on the lookout for red-lipped batfish, baracudas, moray eels and dolphins!

 

diving the galapagos islands

 

DARWIN ISLAND

Named after famed naturalist Charles Darwin who's theories on natural selection shaped the way many of us view the natural world.

Join us under Darwin's Arch - perhaps the famous drift dive in the Galapagos where strong currents bring in clouds of scalloped hammerheads, blacktip sharks, Galapagos sharks and whitetips. You can also expect massive schools of jacks, turtles, curious dolphins and the occasional manta.

 

Galapagos diving darwin island

 

FERNANDINA ISLAND

Although Douglas Cape on Fernandina Island would be a great dive on its own, the reason you must dive this island is to see the marine iguanas that feed on algae underwater. This is also a great place to find Galapagos bullhead sharks and Peruvian torpedo rays - all animals that are virtually impossible to find anywhere else. Most boats do not visit Fernandina but this is an important stop on our adventure!

 

Galapagos diving marine iguana

 

ISABELA ISLAND

The largest island in the Galapagos archipelago has plenty to offer divers including wall dives, drifts among pelagic predators and endless great macro subjects. Anything can show up around Isabela including large mola-molas, hamerheads, turtles, pacific seahorses, Galapagos horn sharks, eagle rays, enormous schools of fish and more

 

mola mola in the Galapagos

 

THE GALAPAGOS MASTER

For this expedition we have chartered the Galapagos Master; the newest luxury liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands. Beautifully styled and thoughtfully designed to deliver you comfortably and efficiently to each dive site, the Galapagos Master has nine spacious double/twin cabins, a huge lounge, a spacious dining room, a sundeck bar and lots of shaded outdoor areas where you can relax between dives.

 

Galapagos Master dive boat

 

SHORE EXCURSIONS

The Best of the Galapagos Expedition is designed to be a well rounded, action packed diving itinerary but where permitted, we will also sneak in one or two shore excursions to photograph the fauna and flora of the Galapagos that make this island chain unique.

 

Galapagos fur seals

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as National Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com 

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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