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Galapagos Islands: The Mecca for Divers

Mecca for, well, as a matter of fact, any seaman… Diverse, never-boring, rather exciting, magnificent, stunning and breath-taking (perhaps this was a bad choice of word)… Are we exaggerating when we say so? We are not alone. Many divers feel this liveaboard destination is, bluntly put, “the best dive site in the world”. Let’s summarize: The nutrient-rich waters that surround these islands of Ecuador are densely populated with a huge variety of amazing creatures. You’re more than likely to see rays, sharks, turtles, schools of Hammerhead sharks, mola mola, marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and whale sharks, which are just a few of the rivetings attractions of Galapagos liveaboard dives!

 

Hence, as an already famed destination, it is easy to decide to visit here. But how about choosing a diving cruise in Galapagos? We would have to first ask ourselves, what do we expect when thinking, “best diving in the Galapagos”. Does it imply marine life? The service onboard the yacht? The expertise and knowledge of the master diver? The safety and technical specifications of the yacht? Perhaps, the meal being served aboard? Cruises equipped with photo-processing facilities The number of dives and itineraries are certainly important factors. We have it covered; we at Surtrek have been routinely inspecting the ships and their programs. We even go beyond; we meet each crew member, guides, divers and even the owners (well, we admit some of them are unreachable since they live pretty far away…) But yes, we have tried the food served, even the cocktails (this part was quite fun to be honest). We know which ones include what (free nitrox is a great plus). We know the pros and cons of each itinerary. Some focus on diving the Darwin and Wolf islands (as a matter of fact, only this type of cruises are allowed to visit these northern islands). Others look for uncommon spots. There are even those who has adapted for those with not much experience in this sport; it is, after all, a spot for advanced divers. Whichever you opt for, you will have the privilege to witness what even Darwin himself was not able to witness: the evolutionary wonders under-water.

 

So, diving in the Galapagos is clearly fun. How about when out of the water? You’ll also enjoy fascinating land excursions to learn about the endemic birds and land creatures of the region – all of which will allow you to better appreciate the harmony of nature that marine and land creatures interact. Although there are some cruises that already combine land excursions in their itineraries for deepening the experience, we can also arrange them separate from them. We are specialists on both land and sea expeditions of this cage-less zoo/aquarium for a long time now. So let’s plan now! Tell us what you are looking for; shoot the questions, inquire any detail. We are specialists on the mainland Ecuador too; conveniently and safely, we will tailor a unique and suitable holiday thought just for you. Let’s, together, make this an authentic Galapagos diving safari!

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