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Galapagos Islands, Latin America

Galapagos Islands scuba diving holidays to the Pacific offers a diving holiday to some of the most thrilling and exciting dive sites in the world. Dive with playful sealiions, see Hammerheads, Whaleshark, clouds or tuna and visit the famous Darwin and Wolf islands. As there can be strong currents. often with surging waters, this is a dive trip for those with  fair level of experience. However, with our luxury liveaboard option non-divers can also enjoy cruising the islands and joining the shore excursions to see the unique animals living there.

Diving
The diving is with strong currents, often with surging waters, so a fair level of experience is required. Although lying on the equator, conditions vary with warm and cold currents mixing. This creates the mix of tropical and temperate climatic conditions to sustain all manner of creatures from marine iguanas to angel fish, from penguins to turtle. The playful sealions are not shy of divers and so offer a thrilling experience watching their fast manoeuvres. Around a third of these are unique to the Galapagos which attracts marine scientists from the world over. Your liveaboard will take you to sites that often see eagle rays, mantas and reef sharks. Wolf Islands offer hammerhead dives. With giant tortoises, land iguanas, albatross & flamingo, shore trips are outstanding with naturalist-led tours offering expert information. And not forgetting, the Whale Sharks. A truly unique island to visit both under and above the water.

Land Excursions
Famously reported on by Charles Darwin in ‘The Origin of Species’, the Galapagos Islands continue to offer the visitor a view of an unspoilt, natural island. 600 miles to the off the west coast of Ecuador, there are 13 main islands. Although a UNESCO World Heritage site, the visitor is offered the chance to view a wide range of animal and marine inhabitants.


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Diving Conditions

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Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Year round.

Average Air temps: 21-30°C
Warm season (Jan-June) Dry season (July-Dec).

Average Water temps: 16-24°C (June-Nov), 21-30°C (Dec-May)

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: Santa Cruz Island, Punta Carrion, Bartolome Punta, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, Cabo Douglas, Fernandina Island. Punta Vicent Roca, Isabela Island. Cousin Rocks, Cabo Marshall, Isabela Island.

Great Reasons to Dive in the Galapagos

  • Unique species
  • Luxury liveaboard - cruise in comfort.
  • Large pelagics - hammerheads, mantas, eagle rays (Dec-May).
  • Whale shark (June-Nov)
  • Seals & turtle
  • Land excursions to see the giant turtle and iguanas.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.