The only place on the planet more enchanting than the islands of the Galapagos, is below the surface of the waters that surround them.
Here, in the myriad shades of blue of the Pacific Ocean, live sharks, snake eels, sea turtles, mantas, amberjacks, and barracudas as well as tropical fish, multi-coloured sponges, moray eel, octopus, and more – sharply focused in the crystalline waters. Divers often report playing with curious sea lion pups, watching a marine iguana on a mission, and the heart-stopping thrill of being surrounded by hammerheads. This is a universe all of its own, unsurpassable to divers in variety and abundance of marine wildlife.
As per the rules of the Galapagos National Park, there are only two ways to scuba dive in the archipelago:
So, if you prefer the life aquatic, the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is your ideal diving base, either for a few days of diving, or to combine before or after an expedition cruise.
If your companion or companions aren’t into diving like you are, the creatures to discover, kayaks to paddle, bikes to ride and attractive pool make the Finch Bay the best option.
The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offers PADI-designed programmes to allow guests to experience the thrill of scuba diving in a safe and fun environment while enjoying the best the Galapagos has to offer. A comprehensive underwater experience for adventurous divers who want to take home unforgettable memories, the diving programmes include most dive sites within the Central Islands.
Santa Fe (2), North Seymour (2), Daphne Minor (2), Mosquera Islet (2), Gordon Rocks (2), Cousins Rock(2), Floreana (2).
NOTE: DIVE SITES MAY BE CHANGED DUE TO SEA CONDITIONS, AVAILABILITY, NATIONAL PARK RESTRICTIONS OR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
NOTE: MARINE LIFE ENCOUNTERS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.
We outsource the SCUBA operation to specialists. Following is the schedule of the yachts which our partners operate for day-dives. Schedules can change, so please consult us. Please bring your SCUBA divers’ license. Our partners will provide you with all equipment.
|L/P IGUANA||L/P GALAPAGO|
|MONDAY||Gordon*** / North Mosquera||Floreana|
|TUESDAY||Seymour Channel / Daphne||Gordon***|
|WEDNESDAY||Bartolome / Cousin||Seymour Channel / North Mosquera|
|THURSDAY||Seymour Northeast / Gordon***||Bartolome / Cousin|
|FRIDAY||South Mosquera / Seymour Channel||Seymour Northeast / Punta Carrion|
|SATURDAY||Punta Carrion / Gordon***||South Mosquera / Daphne|
|SUNDAY||Santa Fe||Seymour Channel / Gordon***|
*** MINIMUM OF 25 LOGGED DIVES OR THE EVALUATIONS OF OUR GUIDES