You will make your first dive today in the El Bajo, an underwater reef where live several species of tropical fish, whitetip sharks, rays, etc. If there is time, you will dive again in Macarron, an underwater cave surrounded by lava cliffs and where you can see a large amount of aquatic life. Whether you can dive at one or two sites depends upon your arrival time, duration of lunch, (we recommend eating light before diving), and how long it takes you to prepare your diving gear.
The diving excursion today is at 4 Hermanos, a true underwater paradise. You will swim with rays, eels, seahorses, and several varieties of tropical fish. Be careful, for the ocean currents in this area are particularly strong. The next diving spot is La Viuda, an extraordinary site with plenty of fish species. While under the water, you will feel like you are swimming in a fish tank. This dive is not for the timid or those with ear problems since you will make a rapid descent in order to bypass any problems with the ocean currents.
The beginning of today's adventure is a snorkeling excursion to Los Tuneles, extraordinary site where you will see schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, penguins, several species of tropical fish, and sea lions. The water is so clear you will think you're in a swimming pool. There are also two active volcanoes at the bottom of Los Tuneles. You will also go diving at Tortuga Bay and check out the ocean life there. Lastly, dinner awaits you on Floreana Island, a delicious cookout along with a short informative lecture.
Floreana Island is the destination for today; this fascinating island is a great place to see whitetip, Galapagos, and hammerhead sharks, eagle and manta rays, sea lions, and huge schools of tropical fish. You will also dive at Champion, the setting for a huge population of playful sea lions, and then snorkel at Devil's Crown, one of the best areas on the islands to engage in this activity since there is a ton of aquatic life to see.
Gordon Rocks is on the itinerary for today, one of the most famous diving spots in the world. You can get close to eagle, manta, and marble rays, whitetip sharks, sea turtles, and many others. Later on, you will have dinner at the highest point on Santa Cruz, where you will have the chance of seeing the famous Galapagos turtles in their natural setting.
Diving at these two places will give you the chance to swim between walls of black coral and share the space with pelagic fish, eagle rays, whitetip and hammerhead sharks, and seahorses.
North Seymour Island is an awesome diving spot for seeing huge schools of fish and possibly whitetip sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, and if you are really lucky, hammerhead sharks. The next diving area is Mosqueras, upon whose shores live colonies of playful sea lions, and in the waters swim sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, and manta rays. In the afternoon, you will tour the Charles Darwin Station, which is a must stop if you visit the Galapagos Islands.
You will be driven to the airport for your return flight to either Guayaquil or Quito.