Scuba Getaway: Galapagos Sky

TRIP Overview

On every diver’s bucket list, the Galapagos Islands are the vacation of a lifetime! We are thrilled to have chartered the M/V Galapagos Sky for a Scubagetaway led adventure. Each day will begin with a cooked-to-order breakfast, buffet lunch and gourmet dinner. The exceptional crew round out our days with mid-morning and afternoon snacks to keep us fueled for more dives, and each cabin is fitted with your comfort in mind.

The Galapagos Islands are a National Park and Marine Sanctuary. Over 90 percent of the land and all of the waters are protected. You’ll be visiting a part of the world which has changed little since the time of Charles Darwin. It’s unique location at the confluence of three major currents make it one of the busiest, fishiest, and magical underwater places on earth. Discover the magic of Galapagos Diving on your next live-aboard cruise with ScubaGetaway and Galapagos Sky – see for yourself why many divers feel Galapagos is truly “the best diving” in the world.

The animals that live here have not evolved with a sense of fear for humans, so when you are in the water with them they do not mind at all. In fact, you will find that most of the marine life in these waters are surprisingly friendly and curious. There are 28 different shark species that can be found in these waters. Although hammerhead sharks can be seen in all dive sites of the Galapagos, the best place to see the famous schools of hundreds of hammers is at the remote Islands of Wolf and Darwin. Whale sharks also like to frequent these distant sites, these creatures can measure 6 to 60 feet in length but are gentle giants. More fish species of all shapes, colours, and sizes then you can imagine are abundant here. You can find yourself completed surrounded by massive schools of fish, or up close with a red-lipped batfish. Another rare highlight only seen in the Galapagos are the marine iguanas. This is the only place in the world to have these reptiles swimming in the water diving for food.

Typically, diving the Galapagos archipelago is more appropriate for advanced divers, those who feel comfortable in deeper waters with varying currents and conditions. The Galapagos Islands offer drift dives, deep dives, reef dives, and, of course, the famous hammerhead shark dives.

Marine life highlights to see:
• Sea Lions
• Whale sharks
• Hammerhead sharks
• Galapagos sharks
• Spotted eagle rays
• Marine iguanas
• Red-lipped batfish
• Galapagos Penguins
• Blue footed booby

Accomodations

The Galapagos Sky is a 30 meter, steel hulled vessel that was designed and built specifically for scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands. She carries 16 guests and 11 carefully chosen, highly experienced Ecuadorian crew members including 2 expert dive guides.

There are 8 double occupancy cabins with en-suite facilities, 4 Master and 4 Deluxe. Deluxe cabins have 2 single beds and are located on the lower deck of the yacht; Master cabins have option of 2 single beds or 1 double bed and are located on the upper deck. Inside the boat has spacious lounge areas for relaxing and dive briefings, Apple TV with pre-loaded movies or to use for presentations, interior bar for evening gatherings, a library stocked with publications on Galapagos and Darwin, and Boutique offering logo’d t-shirts. The exterior of the boat has spacious sun decks with day beds, chaise lounges, and hammocks.

There are four deluxe staterooms on the lower deck, porthole with ocean views (2 built-in twin beds). All staterooms include private bathroom with shower, toilet, hair-dryer, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, slippers, bio-degradable soap and shampoo. Cabins are cleaned twice daily and nightly turn down service is provided.
There are four master staterooms on the upstairs deck, large window with ocean views (two twin beds can convert to a king bed). All staterooms include private bathroom with shower, toilet, hair-dryer, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, slippers, bio-degradable soap and shampoo. Cabins are cleaned twice daily and nightly turn down service is provided.

Included

Itinerary

PAyment

Prices are per person and dependent on room selection, all taxes are already included.

Deluxe Stateroom: $7,495 USD

Master Stateroom: $7,995 USD

Prices do not include flights, additional hotel stays, gear rental, gratuities, and travel insurance (highly recommended).
Dive insurance is required to travel with Scuba Getaway, travellers need to purchase this separately.

Please note Galapagos Sky collects a Hyperbaric Chamber fee of $35.00, a Transit Control Card fee of $20.00 and a Galapagos National Park Entrance fee of $100.00 (prices in USD).

Payment Schedule

Due now: $500 deposit 

February 1st, 2023: $1000 USD

JJune 1st, 2023: $1500 USD

October 1st, 2023: $2000 USD

March 1st, 2024: Balance