Dive the Galapagos Islands with Georgia Aquarium

An exclusive opportunity to discover the pristine ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands above and below the water. Spend a week diving alongside world renowned shark experts Dr. Al Dove from Georgia Aquarium (read more about Dr. Dove's Galapagos experiences here), and Steve Kessel from Shedd Aquarium, aboard the Majestic Explorer—a beautiful, newly outfitted dive liveaboard. Swim alongside Galapagos penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, sea horses, mola mola, sting rays, and—of course—whale sharks.

*Please note there is only one single spot left on the boat.

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018—Saturday, September 8, 2018

Location: The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Dive sites to include:

  • Baltra
  • Cabo Douglas
  • Darwin Island
  • Wolf Island
  • Cousin's Rock

Click here to view the full Galapagos itinerary.

Accommodations: The M/V Majestic Explorer, a 117-foot yacht, will be your home away from home. This elegant and spacious 16-passenger ship provides 8 air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; all of which have private bathrooms and ocean views. Rooms can accommodate couples in a queen bed, or individuals in twin beds. The yacht features a partially covered sun deck with a Jacuzzi and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and an entertainment area.

  • Meals are included, and dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • More information about the vessel and images here.

Physical Requirements: Participants should be in good health. All divers must be certified as open water scuba divers by an internationally recognized certification organization and have proof of certification. All divers must be experienced (recommended 100 logged dives) and have logged at least one dive within the 6 months prior to boarding the vessel. Currents can be very strong and often divers are required to swim against them.

Total Cost: $6,995 per person

Inclusions:

  • 8 nights accommodation (7 nights onboard plus one night in a hotel in Quito/Guayaquil on August 31st)
  • 3 meals daily (except last evening's meal), plus snacks between dives
  • Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge)
  • Up to 4 dives per day, use of tanks, weights and weight belts. (Rental gear is available for an additional cost. Must notify Fly & Sea Dive Adventures ahead of time.)
  • Transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals and departures
  • Roundtrip flights from Quito/Guayaquil to Baltra. *Slight upcharge on the Quito to Baltra domestic flight.
  • Fuel surcharge.

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • Crew Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • National Park fee ($100 USD)
  • Travel Card ($20 USD)
  • Chamber Support ($35 USD)
  • *Optional Nitrox ($150 USD)
  • Trip cancellation and dive accident insurance
  • Personal expenses

Interested?
To register for this Georgia Aquarium/Shedd Aquarium adventure, please contact our partners at Fly & Sea Dive Adventures at 1-888-995-3483 (M-F, 9:00am—5:00pm PST) or diving@flyandsea.com. They will forward you a booking form and will be able to assist with flights, insurance, additional tour options or any questions you may have.

For more information, please contact:
Erin Burnett
Assistant Manager of Donor Relations
(404) 581-4137
eburnett@georgiaaquarium.org

Email diving@flyandsea.com to book!

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