Join Randy Cramp in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Humboldt Explorer! Dennis had a group on this boat in 2018 and everyone raved about the trip. So Randy’s going to take another group in 2020. Your Galapagos Liveaboard diving adventures will encompass everything from sharks to nudibranchs, and more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands. These small and remote islands are best reached by liveaboard vessels for divers. Your diving experience here will generally include Galapagos sharks, silky sharks and lots of schooling hammerheads being cleaned by king angelfish. Seeing marine turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, and sea lions are very common and seeing a whale shark is very possible from June through November. All the islands you travel to are amazing sites for underwater photography.
June 29 – July 6, 2020 with Randy Cramp
Price: $5,395 per diver
$1,000 non-refundable deposit due at that time. Final payment due February 1st, 2020.
Nitrox is $150 per week
- 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel; up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting);
- 3 meals daily, except Sunday’s evening meal
- Between-dive snacks
- Towels, linens, etc.
- Use of tanks, weights and weight belts
- All air fills
- Transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals & departures
- Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge)
Trip price does NOT include airfare. It also does not include fuel surcharges or marine park fees (payable on the boat). Trip price is subject to change without notice, but full payment guarantees the price. You must give us your cabin choice when you enroll. Please view the cabin layout and make a selection before calling. Cabins are assigned on a first-come / first-served basis, with priority going to buddy pairs.
Questions? email or call Billy at 919-255-1931.
For dive travel insurance Gypsy Divers RECOMMENDS DiveAssure or DAN.
Because of the non-refundable nature of our group trips and the fact that all adventures carry some risk, we STRONGLY recommend trip and diving medical insurance.
From Explorer Adventures:
“Days aboard a Galapagos diving liveaboard, either the M/V Humboldt Explorer or M/VTiburon Explorer, generally involve a 6:30am dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, and afternoon dives at 2:00pm and 4:30 pm (On days with long transits between islands, the number of dives will be reduced to 2-3 dives – see itinerary). Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated. The Humboldt Explorer and Tiburon Explorermust follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below.
Please note that these Galapagos diving liveaboard itineraries are examples only, and will change depending on local regulation, weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion. Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the island visits, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly.”
Macro photographers will have their fill of sea horses, barnacle blennies, coral hawk fish, and many others. An abundance of rays are at many of the dive sites (including spotted rays, marble rays, golden rays and stingrays) along with sea lions, sea turtles, schools of grunts and snappers. The variety of life in these water is unlike any other place, with thick schools of the native brown stripped salema, snappers, groupers, Chevron barracuda and huge sea turtles.
There are also many unique things to view on land. Consider adding on some time to your trip to experience the land animals as well. And of course, a trip to the Galapagos would not be complete without taking time to watch their most famous inhabitants – the giant tortoise!
The weather in the Galapagos has water temperatures ranging from 65 -75 degrees F from December through May and 60 – 70 (F) June through November. Water temperatures are at the higher end of the scale in both Darwin and Wolf. Air temperatures range from 75 (F) or higher in the rainy season (December-May) to the mid 60’s (F) during the dry season (June – November), with nearly constant sea breezes.
Currents can range from 1 to 5 knots at the sites we visit, and visibility is generally between 30 and 80 feet. Most divers are comfortable with a 7mm wetsuit June – November with a hooded vest and gloves and a minimum 5 mm wetsuit December – May. Gloves and hood are strongly recommended.