The Ultimate Diving Adventure: The Galapagos Islands Scuba Diving Trip

With Kona Honu Divers Travel Expert
Kevin Stewart

Darwin's Arch

Kona Honu Divers Guides the Galapagos Islands Dive Trip September 18-25, 2017

Are you looking for the next adventure in your life? Why don’t you explore the earth’s waters in its most preserved form available? Kona Honu Divers is inviting you to our scuba dive tour this September 18 – 25, 2017 aboard the Master Liveaboard! Sign up today, as seating is limited!

WHO SHOULD GO? The scuba diving enthusiast that wants to experience the crown jewel of all scuba diving trips.

WHERE IS IT? The Galapagos Islands aboard the Master Liveaboard, where the weather is fairly stable all year round with water temperatures ranging from 71-78 degrees Fahrenheit. Join us as we explore the waters of the Galapagos Islands and we sail through the different islands and take multiple trips throughout one day. Swim amongst sea creatures you thought you’d never see up close deep in the waters of the archipelago. Join our experienced dive master, Kevin Stuart, as he navigates you throughout the waters.

WHEN: September 18 – 25, 2017

ITINERARY: You will board on September 18, 2017 and you will disembark by 10am on September 25, 2017. You may be able to get a flight home the same day, but make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to make connections or we suggest spending the night in Guayaquil. We can arrange other tours for you from Guayaquil.

 

What: Some of the wildlife that you can expect to see and possible swim amongst includes hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, silky sharks, sea turtles, giant morays, and schooling fish in their thousands. You may also see giant manta rays, black-striped salemas, mola, hawkfish, frogfish, and even sea iguanas, too! You may even get the chance to see penguins and the playful sea lions. Check out the videos below to see what other divers were lucky enough to swim amongst!

Enjoy up to 20 dives amongst these locations:

 -          Punta Carrion

-          Wolf Island

-          Darwin Island

-          Douglas Cape

-          Punta Vicente Roca

-          Roca Redonda

-          Cabo Marshall

-          Cousin’s Rock

-          Tagos Cove

-          Punta Albermale

The Master Liveaboard: The Boat & Accommodations

Our boat for this trip will be the Deep Blue, built in 2004 and then refitted in 2014. The communal areas can be found on the middle level, which includes a spacious indoor lounge with cushioned bench seating and a plasma screen. This three-tiered beauty also comes with a complete cocktail bar, and indoor camera set-up station, and numerous charging points. On the upper level, feel free to bask under the sun on the sun deck. Dive equipment can be found on the aft deck of the lower level. Individual set up areas are provided with enough bench storage for all your personal items.

 

We encourage you to join us on this trip whether you are flying solo or have an adventure buddy with you. Each room comes with two beds. If you wish for privacy while traveling solo, you must purchase both beds in a room. Otherwise, all solo adventurers will be paired with an appropriate roommate.

Pricing & Details

Pricing

-          Upper Deck Cabin: $5050 per person rack rate was $5295

-          Lower Deck Cabin: $4950 per person was $5195

 

Non-refundable deposit $1450

Balance due by June 1, 2017

Inclusions

-          All meals and snacks

o   Alcohol is approximately $2 / beer & wine. Spirit prices vary.

-          Unlimited water, coffee, tea, and juices

-          Tanks, weights, belts, and air fills with up to four dives / day with a total of 18-20 dives

-          During the excursion, one of the day dives may be substituted for a night dive (weather permit).

-          Transfer from domestic airport on San Cristobal to and from the boat.

Exclusions

-          International airfare

-          Domestic airfare from either Guayaquil, Ecuador or Quito, Ecuador

-          Galapagos National Park fee - $100 USD payable at SCY

-          Ingala visitors card - $20 USD payable in Guayaquil

-          Recompression chamber fee - $35 USD payable on board

-          Crew gratuity

-          Full rental equipment set for the week - $175 (does not include computer for the week)

o   $60 additional for computer for the week

-          Nitrox for the week - $100

HOW: If you wish to join us on the ultimate scuba diving trip, click here to take you to our Booking Form. These forms must be filled to secure your spot

Tips

  • Kona Honu Divers can assist you in arranging your domestic airfare in Ecuador along with hotel starts in Guayaquil or Quito before or after the board. We suggest you arrange your international flight to Guayaquil to arrive by September 17, 2017 so you will be able to make your flight to San Cristobal on September 18, 2017.
  • The local currency is U.S. Dollars
  • For those that are not currently certified for Nitrox, Kona Honu Divers can offer you the free practical application of the Nitrox course and certify you as long as the PADI online academics are completed prior to arrival at the boat.
  • Kona Honu Divers can help arrange extra nights in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, or possibly Machu Picchu in Peru


Requirements

  •  Proof of dive insurance such as DAN or Dive Assure is required. We also suggest acquiring the travel insurance through your dive insurance provider.
  • Please be sure to have all your certification cards with you.
  • Valid passport with at least six months of validity. Please click here or here specifically for more information on passports or on visas

For more information and details, please contact Kevin at kevin@konahonudivers.com or call (888)333-4668