WHY THIS TRIP
The Galapagos Sky is one of a very select few boats that is allowed to operate diving trips in the waters surrounding the Wolf and Darwin Islands in the Galapagos. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime trip for diving enthusiasts who want to witness schools of hammerhead sharks, crowds of manta rays, and hopefully the elusive whale shark. The Galapagos Sky provides first-class accommodations and professional dive masters to make your experience even more comfortable.
The M/V Galapagos Sky, a 16-passenger 100-foot custom designed dive live-aboard, offers the ultimate in scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands for serious divers. Two dive masters and up to four dives a day, including dives at world famous sites like Wolf and Darwin Islands, make this one of the top dive experiences anywhere.
Built in 2001, the Galapagos Sky is the perfect boat for exploring the Darwin’s living laboratory. Accommodations include eight private en suite cabins with two twin or one king size bed with window view or port light, private head/shower, mirrored cabinet and wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer and toiletries. The elegant M/V Galapagos Sky is fully air conditioned and features a spacious lounge area and fine dining.
The bright tropical fish, giant sea mammals, and schools of sharks attract divers from around the world, eager to witness this utterly unique biosystem. Diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands are the pinnacle of your trip; this area is considered by many divers to be one of the best in the world for the abundance of unique wildlife and unusual behaviors of those animals. The abundance of whales, sharks, dolphins, and rays will astound even the most jaded of divers, especially if you get to spot the mysterious whale shark which are in the area between June and November.
But the Galapagos SCUBA experience isn’t restricted to just Wolf and Darwin Islands. Further south, in the main Galapagos archipelago, you’ll dive at other amazing sites where the wildlife is profoundly different and fascinating. You’ll be diving around Isabela and Cousin’s Rock where penguins, sea lions, turtles, marine iguanas, rays, sharks, and sea horses congregate. And because no trip to the Galapagos is complete without seeing the famous Giant tortoises, you’ll also stop by the Darwin Research Station.
You will be accompanied by a certified, bilingual dive master; to maximize safety and enhance your diving experience, there is one guide per eight passengers. You can bring your own gear or rent high-quality gear from the Galapagos Sky. This is a journey only suitable for experienced divers who are ready for the excitement and challenge of diving in the remote waters of the Galapagos Islands.
LOCAL OPERATOR: ECOVENTURA
Since 1990 Ecoventura has been providing thoughtful, fun cruises in the Galapagos Islands. For travelers who appreciate small groups, quality accommodations, ideal guide-to-passenger ratio and eco-friendly, sustainable cruises, a trip with Ecoventura provides a safe, thrilling adventure in which great care is taken to keep the Galapagos biologically pristine. The cruise ships are comfortable, eco-friendly and becoming friendlier in order to further reducing the company’s carbon footprint. The company supports environmental education and marine conservation projects in the Galapagos and Galapagos communities by employing locals, purchasing local supplies and sponsoring a local school and a nonprofit.