Scuba Diving

 

Dive in the Galapagos Islands

So, if you prefer the life aquatic, the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is your ideal diving base, either for a few days of diving, or to combine before or after an expedition cruise.

Keep in mind that, as per the rules of the Galapagos National Park, there are only two ways to scuba dive in the archipelago:

  • Take a live-aboard diving cruise – normally a week-long itinerary for very experienced divers. Three dives per day with no land visits permitted.
  • Stay at a hotel on one of the inhabited islands and do day dives off a small yacht.

The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offers PADI-designed programs to allow guests to experience the thrill of scuba diving in a safe and fun environment while enjoying the best the Galapagos has to offer. A comprehensive underwater experience for adventurous divers who want to take home unforgettable memories, the diving programs include most dive sites within the Central Islands.

Explore the underwater world at the archipelago. We outsource the SCUBA operation to specialists. Following is the schedule of the yachts which our partners operate for day-dives. Schedules can change, so please consult us. Please bring your SCUBA diving license. Our partners will provide you with all the necessary equipment.

  L/P IGUANA L/P GALAPAGO
MONDAY Gordon*** / North Mosquera Floreana
TUESDAY Seymour Channel / Daphne Gordon***
WEDNESDAY Bartolome / Cousin Seymour Channel / North Mosquera
THURSDAY Seymour Northeast / Gordon*** Bartolome / Cousin
FRIDAY South Mosquera / Seymour Channel Seymour Northeast / Punta Carrion
SATURDAY Punta Carrion / Gordon*** South Mosquera / Daphne
SUNDAY Santa Fe Seymour Channel / Gordon***

*** MINIMUM OF 25 LOGGED DIVES OR THE EVALUATIONS OF OUR GUIDES 

DIVE SITES (NUMBER OF DIVES PER SITE):

  • Santa Fe (2)
  • North Seymour (2)
  • Daphne Minor (2)
  • Mosquera Islet (2)
  • Gordon Rocks (2)
  • Cousins Rock(2)
  • Floreana (2)

(NOTE: DIVE SITES MAY BE CHANGED DUE TO SEA CONDITIONS, AVAILABILITY, NATIONAL PARK RESTRICTIONS OR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS)

Snorkeling in Galapagos Islands.

Some Species you may Observe:

  • Rays: eagle and manta rays, stingrays
  • Sharks: hammerheads, white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos shark
  • Eels: tiger snake eels, moray eels, garden eels
  • Galapagos giant sea turtles
  • Barracuda, tropical fish, the pelagic big fish, octopus, etc.
  • Crabs, oysters and starfish
  • Endemic fish: scorpionfish, hieroglyphic hawkfish, cardinalfish… and many more!

(NOTE: MARINE LIFE ENCOUNTERS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED)