Galapagos Diving News
Here you’ll find any Galapagos diving news that we come across. Anything from marine conservation news to launches of new cruises and new destinations, dive site news, marine life sightings, trip reports and more.
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Galapagos Islands Now On Google Street View!
A trip to the Galapagos Islands may only be dream for many of us but it’s still possible to retrace Charles Darwin’s step with the aid of Google Street View. Rather than pedestrians with blurred faces, you come across giant tortoises, blue footed boobies and marine iguanas and with the help of Seaview Survey you can even ‘walk’ underwater and have a look around the reefs accompanied by it’s playful sea lions!
As well as giving the ‘armchair adventurers’ a wonderful insight into these unique and diverse islands, there is also a scientific value to this project, it’s 178 years since Darwin’s historic journey and the the islands have been studied for generations but have never been well mapped says Sven Lorenz of the Darwin Foundation:
“There has always been satellite imagery, of course, but to now take that next step and work with Google to provide better mapping for Galapagos is something that is very important for our work, and much appreciated.”
Have a look behind the scenes with the Google Street View team:
So if this has got you dreaming about a trip to these magical islands on either a dedicated nature tour or a Galapagos diving Liveaboard then Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.
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Great News for Galapagos Diving!
Unbelievably diving in the Galapagos Islands has just got better! Dive The World has just received news from the Galapagos National Parks that divers will be allowed to dive 4 times per day and that night diving restrictions are to be partially lifted. This is great news for this incredible destination, travelling to the Galapagos Islands can sometimes involve a long journey, so we’re sure divers will appreciate the fact that they get more bang for their buck when they get there.
The volume of large marine life at this legendary destination is staggering, schooling scalloped hammerheads, huge whale sharks and any number of other shark species are guaranteed. Playful sea lions approach divers to satisfy their curious nature, penguins shoot past on the mad dash for the safety of the shore and we can’t think of another destination where you can dive with iguanas!
So for the lucky few who are planning to visit, the new rules will come into effect from 03 February 2013 and Dive The World will keep you up to date on how this will affect our Galapagos liveaboard cruises, so check back with us often!
Dive The World have an excellent selection of Galapagos liveaboards for you to choose from, all selected for their high level of service and onboard facilities.
So take a look right now at all our Diving Galapagos – Specials & Last Minute Deals and make that trip of a lifetime come true for less!
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15% Off Galapagos Liveaboard Pinguino Explorer In Dec 12
Last updated: 07 December 2013
This incredible destination has to be at the top of every serious divers list. The Pinguino Explorer is the latest addition to Dive The World’s already impressive line up. If you’re looking to dive with hammerhead sharks and the rest of the Galapagos Islands awesome marine life, then this moderately priced boat can deliver.
Now you can explore the marvels of what Galapagos has to offer on a modest budget and in style onboard the Pinguino Explorer. This custom built liveaboard holds a maximum of 16 guests, All rooms have air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Running 7 night diving trips to the best sites of the world-famous Galapagos Islands, Pinguino Explorer offers you plenty of space and comfort as you explore the amazing locations including Wolf Island and Darwin Island. Now you can enjoy that once-in-a-lifetime trip around Galapagos without it costing the earth.
Read more information on the Galapagos Liveaboard Pinguino Explorer including details of the boat, specifications, trips and prices.
Dive The World has the following special offer for you:
Pinguino Explorer – DTW Exclusive 15% Discount
8 Days 7 Nights 16 Dives
25 Dec 2012 – 01 Jan 2013
Was US$ 3,150
Now US$ 2,677
Save US$ 946 per couple!
Was US$ 3,250
Now US$ 2,762
Save US$ 976 per couple!
Was US$ 3,450
Now US$ 2,932
Save US$ 1,036 per couple!
Spoil yourself and book that dream trip now diving in Galapagos and enjoy a huge discount off your next vacation! Contact Dive The World right away to find out more about the Pinguino Explorer. Call us on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.
Save 50% on Galapagos Liveaboard Darwin Buddy in Sept 2012!
Here at Dive The World we are very happy to announce the launch of our new Galapagos Liveaboard MY Darwin Buddy. To celebrate this new product we are giving away a free Dive The World Discount Voucher to all our customers who book now! So don’t delay – you must book before 2 May 2012.
The MY Darwin Buddy is a good quality liveaboard vessel that takes you diving the very best sites of the world-renowned Galapagos Islands. During the 7 night trip you can look forward to thrilling action at Wolf Island with sharks, eagle rays and dolphins. You’ll also visit the northernmost island of Darwin – famous for its large schools of hammerhead sharks. This purpose-built liveaboard has a large dive deck for comfort and ease. Complimentary nitrox is offered along with a choice of tank sizes, and as safety is paramount each diver wears an electronic tracking device.
Read more information on the Galapagos Liveaboard MY Darwin Buddy including details of the boat, specifications, trips and prices.
Dive The World has the following special offer for you:
Galapagos Liveaboard MY Darwin Buddy – Hot Special!
8 Days 7 Nights 18 Dives
22 – 29 Sept 2012
Standard: was US$ 4,950 Now US$ 2,475
Act quickly and save 50%
See here for the discount voucher Terms and Conditions.
Are you longing to experience the awesome diving in the Galapagos Islands while enjoying comfort and space onboard the MY Darwin Buddy Galapagos Liveaboard? Then contact Dive The World right away on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or send us an email.
New to Galapagos – Humboldt Explorer
Constructed in 2009, this purpose-built diving boat is very spacious and provides the comfortable environment necessary for those lucky enough to be diving the challenging but unforgettable waters of the Galapagos Islands.
Up to 16 divers can be accommodated on these Galapagos diving cruises in twin or double bed standard cabins, featuring air-conditioning, in-cabin audio-visual entertainment and hot water, en-suite facilities. All cabins have windows meaning plenty of natural light.
You can see more information on the boat, specifications, trips and prices here:
– Humboldt Explorer in the Galapagos
Treat yourself to an unforgettable Galapagos experience. Act now to make diving in Galapagos a reality. Imagine stepping on board Humboldt Explorer…. Contact Dive The World on +66 (0)83 505 7794 or you could send us an email.
New! Deep Blue Diving in the Galapagos
With a maximum of 16 divers, this very spacious 32m yacht cruises Cousin’s Rocks, Wolf and Darwin Islands. See more hammerhead sharks than you’ve ever dived with before.
Then rinse off in one of the two hot water showers on the 52.5m² dive deck, before easing your aching muscles with a relaxing massage
Launching our New Destination: Galapagos
We are always searching for the best liveaboard options for your next diving holiday and are proud to announce our new offerings in the Galapagos Islands. Densely populated with marine creatures of all descriptions, this is the place to be if diving with hammerhead sharks is on your top-10 list.
Dive The World introduces the following new Galapagos liveaboards:
You are guaranteed personal attention on Galapagos Aggressor I with only 14 divers to the 9 crew onboard. 2 x Motorised dive dinghies make your diving at Gordon’s Rock far more accessible. Experienced divers will enjoy the surge while being entertained by agile sea lions.
The Galapagos Aggressor II is identical to her sister and purpose-built for your diving pleasure. The Aggressor Fleet is renowned for professional, hassle free diving with an emphasis on safety
Explore Wolf & Darwin Islands in style with only 15 other divers with the Galapagos Sky and be assured of your safety as each buddy pair is issued with a mini GPS. Then relax with a cool and free local alchoholic beverage while you soak up the sun on the sundeck.
Note: All prices quoted are per diver sharing and subject to currency fluctuations. Special offers apply to new bookings only.