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Diving Tour for Beginners in Galapagos, 2024

This diving tour for beginners is ideal for people making their first dive with compressed air tanks. The dive is done in North Seymour Island or another island of your choice with calm waters where you can observe whitetip reef sharks, mobulas, octopus, fish, hammerhead sharks and eagle rays. Don't worry, you will always be accompanied by a diving guide from the Galapagos National Park.

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Tour details:

Departure time: 7:00 am.
From: Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz Island.
Difficulty: Easy / intermediate.
1 dive and 1 snorkeling: first time diving without a license.
Two immersions: open water, advanced, and diver masters.
Duration: approximately 45 minutes per dive.
Navigation: 20 minutes.
Total Time: 8 hours.

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Pay with a credit card,


$255 per person.

Divers getting equipped before an immersion

Itinerary of the diving tour for beginners in Galapagos

- The day before the diving tour, you must report to the office to test the equipment.
- The guide will give you a talk of approximately 20 minutes in which he will give you indications and information about how to use the equipment.

Person diving next to a school of fish

Get ready for your first dive

When you reach the diving spot, you will make the first dive at a depth of approximately 10 to 12 meters, depending on the current. These conditions are ideal for beginners with little to no experience or people who do not have a diving license. You will be able to observe starfish of various colors, schools of fish, octopus, sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks swimming along the current or resting on the seabed, and sometimes even hammerhead sharks and mobulas.

Divers near a school of fish
Diver near a whitetip reef shark
Diver near a whitetip reef shark
Sea turtle
Person snorkeling

The second dive will be done in Daphne Island, at approximately 13 to 15 meters depth. The currents there are stronger, so it is recommended only for advanced or licensed divers. For beginners or divers without a license, this spot is ideal for snorkeling.


For beginners, due to safety reasons, the recommended activity is snorkeling in this island, where you will be able to observe corals and plankton, as well as swim with schools of fish of various colors. At the seabed you can spot starfish, Galapagos sharks, whitetip reef sharks and occasionally hammerhead sharks, mobulas, eagle rays and golden cownose rays. After 40 minutes, you will return to the Itabaca Channel, from where a shuttle will take you to our offices.

Galapagos shark

The diving tour for beginners includes:

- Complete equipment: wetsuit 5mm or 7mm, BCD, boots, fins, tanks, mask, cap.
• 1 dive and 1 snorkeling: first time diving without a license.
• 2 immersions: open water, advanced, and diver masters.
• Towels on board.
• Snacks and water.
• Hot meal on board.
• Guiding service: PADI Instructors & Adventure Guides (bilingual).

The tour does not include:

• Soft drinks.
• Tips.

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