The diving in Galapagos is fantastic. The sheer abundance of life is amazing. On most dives you will see several hundred large marine animals. On any given dive it is not uncommon to see sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, manta rays, Galapagos sharks, and huge schools of eagle and/or golden rays, sometimes numbering between 50 - 100 individuals. There is also the possibility of seeing whales, whale sharks, thousands of dolphins and large schools of hammerheads, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. Between dives you can snorkel with penguins or walk right up to a 400 pound tortoise.
Engines: 2 Onan
Generator: 2 Onan
Electricity: 110 V / 220 V
Air - aconditioned: All the cabins and social areas
Navigation: GPS, radar, depth sounder, Magnetic compass.
Length: 106 Feet.
Speed: 12.5 Knots.
Capacity: 16 Passengers.
Acomodation: 8 double cabins + 1 suite with lower beds, private bathroom.
Social areas: Dining room, living room, sundeck and entertaiment center.
Crew: 9 + 2 bilingual Naturalist Dive Guides.
The Deep Blue Galapagos Yacht is a first class Galapagos Cruise. The services included Live aboards Scuba Diving activities and other options to make your Galapagos Vacation a unique experience.The deep Blue dive yacht is a large, comfortable vessel with spacious cabins and plenty of space for 16 divers (although, it can accomodate 18). Underwater photographers will be happy, as there are two camera tables and a huge rinse tank.
The amount of time available on any given day. The Galapagos Islands are located directly on the equator so the days in Galapagos are exactly 12 hours long every day all year long. The islands are far apart and there are many of them. There may be a two to three hour boat run between dive sites. Darwin and Wolf are 14 to 20 hours from the other islands depending on seas, wind and current. Most of this long run is done during the night but you still must leave the south by early to mid afternoon to get to Wolf by the morning. When you are not up at Darwin/Wolf there are incredible land excursions to do. Each land excursion typically lasts 2 hour land excursions plus on many days you can snorkeling with sea lions and penguins.
For 4 years in a row (2000 - 2003) , Galapagos was rated as the #1 best overall dive destination in the world by Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine's "Readers' Choice Awards"!!
Deep Blue Galapagos Land & Diving Itinerary
PM: Cristobal - PM: Isla Lobos Check Out Dive
TUESDAY: AM: Punta Carrión
PM: Punta Carrión
WEDNESDAY: AM: Darwin 2 Dives
PM: Darwin 1 Dive
THURSDAY: AM: Darwin 2 Dives
PM: Darwin 1 Dive
FRIDAY: AM: Wolf 2 Dives
PM: Wolf 1 Dive
SATURDAY: AM: Vicente Roca 2 Dives
PM: Vicente Roca 1 Dive
SUNDAY: AM: Rocas Cousin 2 Dives
PM: El Chato –Charles Darwin Station Land visit
MONDAY: AM: Land Visit to Interpretation Center San Cristobal Departure