Dive with a purpose and combine diving in the Galapagos with supporting the conservation of whale sharks! Here’s a last-minute offer for departures in 2019!
Not even your wildest dreams will prepare you for the reality of your diving experience in the Galapagos Islands. Bathed by warm waters from the north and cool waters from the south, the Galapagos underwater world boasts a diversity of life like no other on earth.
Diving with us will provide you with the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience marine life seen exclusively in the Galapagos, like marine iguanas feeding underwater or hundreds of schooling hammerhead sharks.
Parting through the waters, dividing small fish and sharks alike, the mightiest of all, the whale shark visits the islands at particular times of the year. Found almost exclusively around the islands of the far north, this prehistoric animal is perhaps the most mesmerising of all. Its distinct white spot pattern, visible before the outline of the body, emerges from the blue. Galapagos is one of the few places in the world where you can actually dive with whale sharks and where 99% of them are big adult females measuring up to 14 metres in length!
They’re still one of the greatest mysteries of our blue planet. Scientists with the Galapagos Whale Shark Project have been working for over a decade to gather data that might help better understand and protect whale sharks as well as all the marine fauna of the region. The research project is well-known in the UK and was also featured in the BBC’s Blue Planet II, where Sir David Attenborough examined the future of our blue planet.
Galapagos Shark Diving was established to support the research project and to create a platform for citizen science so that participants, through such studies as photo identification, can help gather data about this iconic species. If you have an interest in the oceans and their conservation, then by travelling with us you can help gather data that can be used to further the studies and long-term conservation of whale sharks and other marine species.
Last-minute offer liveaboard dates
- 23-30 July 2019
- 6-13 August 2019
You only pay $3,995 per person (regularly priced at $4,595)!
You will receive an underwater video of your trip as our way of saying, ‘Thanks!’ for supporting the Galapagos Whale Shark Project!
- 7 nights / 8 days aboard the vessel
- 2 to 4 dives per day (diving as per the itinerary)
- Transfers upon arrival and departure to airport within the Galapagos Islands
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, plus surface interval dive snacks
- Soft drinks, coffee, tea, purified water, juices
- Tanks and weights
Added value included
- Guided dives by Professional Divers & Galapagos Whale Shark Project Leaders: Jonathan R. Green & Jenny Waack
- Daily presentations related to the Galapagos Islands & ‘Galapagos Whale Shark Project’
- Photography workshop & practical photo-shooting advice provided by Jonathan R. Green
- Citizen Science instruction ~ Learn how to provide data to support Whale Shark Research
- Maximum of 14 passengers
- Multi-lingual guides providing translation in English, German, French and Spanish if needed
- 2 In-water Divemasters per 7 divers in each group
- Underwater video of your trip provided at end of journey as a thanks for your support!
This article was in partnership with Galapagos Shark Diving