Travel - Galapagos ECO/Dive Tour

The Dive Shop Travel -Galapagos Eco/Diving Tour

October 20-Nov. 2, 2013

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

2 liveaboards in 1 trip

 

Natural History


Darwin’s Enchanted Islands, the Galapagos possess an untamed beauty and excitement, giving one the feeling of being in another world. Though mere specks in the Pacific Ocean, these stark volcanic islands have emerged as one of the most significant biological wonders on Earth. Due to their geographical isolation and relative youth, an unique and fascinating array of plant and animal life has evolved there, representing a crossroad in evolution. To visit the Galapagos is to take an incredible journey back in time, to the Age of Reptiles, before the ascendancy of mammals and man.

The Galapagos Archipelago consists of seven major islands (San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela and Fernandina), six smaller ones (Darwin, Wolf, Pinta, Marchena, Genovesa and Baltra) and dozens and dozens of rocks and islets. Sometimes the smaller the island, the bigger the effect it has on the visitor. The archipelago stretches roughly 270 miles (430 km) from Darwin in the northwest to Espanola in the southeast.

The islands are truly remote and only recently have they felt the footsteps of man. The nearest land is Ecuador, on mainland South America, 600 miles (960 km) away to the east.

 

Diving Excellence

“It was an experience out of a dream; alone in the deep with a whale shark the size of a jet bomber, accompanied by a sea lion playing the role of fighter plane escort. The sea lion kept zipping back and forth from the whale shark to me, as if to say, “See? I told you it would be worth it." The three of us swam together for a small piece of eternity just as I began to wonder about finding my way safely home. As I swam up to the shallows, through thick schools of fish and sleek Galapagos and hammerhead sharks, I waved goodbye to my two new friends, and focused on the squadrons of sharks now surrounding me.”


That’s the thing about the Galapagos, it always gives you more than you bargained for! The Buddy Dive Liveaboard yachts, “M.Y. Wolf Buddy” and “M.Y. Darwin Buddy”, offers luxurious dive trips with excellent service in combination with premium quality diving.

People who know Buddy dive’s philosophy “Eat, Sleep, (Buddy) Dive” will find the same convenience during their Galapagos trip as well. The yachts reflect Buddy Dive’s vision and innovation when it comes to diving. The two new ships are 120 feet long and consist of four decks, including a sun deck and Jacuzzi.

All suites (minimum of 161 square feet, or 15 square meters) are air conditioned, have their own private bathroom and are serviced multiple times per day. They are equipped with regular beds and an entertainment system that includes a flat-screen monitor and a DVD player. The comfort of the furnishings makes these suites very inviting after a beautiful day of diving.

 

The spacious dive deck consists of two parts, one of which is closed off and heated in order to welcome you back from your exiting dive in warmth and comfort along with warm towels and hot chocolate and snacks. Not to forget the 4 showers, custom designed camera tables and direct access to the outside bar for those much needed liquids!

The beautiful lounge and restaurant area are the perfect setting for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner, briefings and photo shows on the huge TV accompanied by the all inclusive beverages served by the on-board crew.


Click here to download a digital brochure

 

Package includes:

Oct. 20 - Round trip air from Tucson to Quito, overnight in Quito / including breakfast and transfers
Oct. 21 - Flight from Quito to San Cristobal Island, 4 nights on Seaman II (Eco Tour boat), 3 meals daily, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, land tours.
Oct. 25 - Speed boat transfer from Baltra/ Puerto Ayora to San Cristobal, overnight in San Cristobal / including breakfast
Oct. 26 - 7 nights on Dive Liveaboard. 3 meals daily, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 3-5 dives a day, FREE nitrox.
Nov. 2 - Fly home

Fuel surcharge not included

 

Diver: $8399 per person

$500 Deposit - Trip is non-refundable

Passport Required

(Trip Insurance recommended)