The Galapagos Islands offer some excellent scuba diving in the world. It is just amazing here!Hammerhead shark

Dreamkapture Travel is are able arrange your scuba diving needs when you are in the Galapagos and provide you with Scuba Diving itineraries from numerous and make all the arrangments for your diving days while you are in the Galapagos.

We work with all the best Dive Operators in the Galapagos and when you let us arrange your dive days for you there is NO extra charge! We sell for the same price as the dive shops or less.

If you want to know more just Contact Us with your scuba diving specifics and days if possible. We will provide you inclusive prices and dive locations.

Cruise Ship Diving Options!

Some of the cruise ships in the Galapagos offer a scuba diving options during their cruises. You Diving Cruisescan see which cruise ships are offering diving options at this icon link:


The Galapagos offers great dive sites for beginners, intermediate and experienced divers. Due to the conditions in the Galapagos, most of the dive sites are usually the more difficult ones, with significant to strong currents near vertical walls.

Most of the diving in the Galapagos is daily diving and these are usually drift dives. Beginners can start at the easier locations and proceed to the more difficult ones. All diving is supervised by a divemasters or instructors.

Daily diving consist of two dives, at one or two locations, and prices vary according to location(s) and company.

Each dive is one tank... aluminium tanks with 3000 psi /207 bar. All tanks have the international connection system. If clients want to use their own regulator with DIN system they have to bring their own adapter. The bottom time depends on each divers air consumption. All dives are in-between 15 and 25 meters because this is where you encounter most of the marine life in the Galápagos. Maximum depth for Galapagos dives is 30 meters.

Safety First

This is how scuba divers are classified by experiences:

  • Beginners: Newly certified divers or divers with few dives logged (3 to 15 dives).

  • Intermediate: 15 to 50 dives logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving.

  • Advanced: 100 dives or more logged with experience in cold water and with drift and wall diving.

You need to be certified diver for the Galapagos, unless you are planning on doing a certification course or a Discover Scuba experience while you are in the Galapagos islands.

If you have not been diving in a long time, a refresher course maybe necessary.

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Dive Locations and Daily Packages

Dreamkapture Travel offers numerous daily diving options to the most popular scuba diving locations in the Galapagos such as:

Read more about Dive packages and Dive Locations

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Our daily diving trip rate always includes a complete set of scuba gear. Divers can decide whether they want to use rental equipment or bring their own.

The live aboard cruises do not include scuba gear - only the tanks, weightbelts, and weights. But with an advance reservation, we can offer equipment rental at convenient prices onboard all our cruises.


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Dive Courses

Our PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor supports you to reach your new level of diving, whether you want to become an Open Water Diver or a Divemaster.

All courses are conducted by certified and experienced PADI Open Water Instructors. The courses include the PADI book, PADI Licence, a logbook, use of all the required equipment during the course, theory classes (video & classes by the instructor) and the practical part.

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Climate - Season - Water

The Season
We have 2 seasons : the warm and sunny from December to May and the cold and cloudy from June to November. June and November are transitional months. On the warm season there is almost no wind (so the sea is usually very calm) and the visibility tends to be better. In the cold season there is more wind, sometimes the sea tends to be choppy and the visibility lower.

Water Temperature
Although being very close to the Equator, water temperatures range from 16 to 24 degrees Celsius (61 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit); we use full wet (6mm) suits all year around and hoods, booties, and gloves are recommended in the cold season.

In general, visibility ranges from 5 to 25 meters (16 to 82 feet), but most of the time it is restricted to between 12 and 18m. A large submarine current (Equatorial Undercurrent) coming from the West Pacific hits the largest island of the archipelago (Isabela Island) and is deflected upward reaching the surface, bringing up the cold and nutrient rich water; this can change the water temperature by as much as 6 degrees Celsius, and change the visibility in a matter of one or two days.

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What to Bring

Most of the cruise ships can provide mask, snorkel and fins for a small rental fee that usually covers the entire cruise, but if you plan to spend a lot of your holiday underwater then consider taking your own gear. This is especially true if you have a good fitting mask at home. If you wear prescription glasses it may be a good idea to get a mask with glass made up to your prescription or wear contact lenses.

For scuba diving, the dive shops or ships will be able to provide all the equipment necessary. This is great if you are traveling light. But if you are going to the Galapagos specifically to scuba dive, then nothing compares to having your own equipment, even if it is just a mask or dive computer.

You do not need to bring air tanks, weights or weight belts.

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  • What type of diver's certification do you have (level and training agency)?
  • How many dives have you logged?
  • What was the date of your last dive?
  • Do you have experience with drift and wall diving?
  • Do you have experience with diving in cold water and wearing 6mm wetsuits?

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