Galapagos Dive & Eco Expedition 2023

Ever since the discovery of the Galápagos archipelago about 200 years ago, nature-lovers, scientists and explorers alike have flocked to this speck of land in the middle of the ocean to observe, study, and marvel at this unique natural gem. In October 2023, Ocean Safari Outdoors will embark on the journey to explore both above and underwater throughout the Galápagos Islands. This is a custom trip so you won't get a guided package like this anywhere else! 

The adventure begins with setting sail across the equator and touring the islands that Charles Darwin visited during his voyage of the HMS Beagle in 1835. What follows is a thrilling week diving among Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, mola molas, and marine iguanas (the only lizard in the world that you can encounter underwater!) Although close to the equator, the confluence of multiple currents bring different temperatures of water, allowing these islands to be teeming with all kinds of life. We will also explore the topside of the islands and observe giant tortoises, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, land iguanas, and many more species unique to the islands. Because the islands are so remote and adapted specifically to the islands, many of the species are found nowhere else in the world! 


Galápagos Dive & Eco Expedition Itinerary:

Oct 28 (Sat) Depart from LAX to Guayaquil in the evening
Oct 29 (Sun) Arrive in Guayaquil. Check into the hotel. Free program for the rest of the day. 
Oct 30 (Mon) Fly from Guayaquil to San Cristobal Island, Galápagos. Board the luxury Galapagos Master and set sail for our adventure. 
Oct 31 ~ Nov 5 (Tue~Sun) 18~21 dives at the best dive sites within the Galápagos Archipelago. 
Nov  6 (Mon) Disembark, fly back home, depending on the international flight may need to stay in Guayaquil overnight. TBA. 


Galápagos diving is topnotch because there are three ocean currents that merge and flow through the islands. Because of these currents and upwelling, divers must be prepared and experienced for the conditions. Divers must be at least Advanced Open Water certified, with 50+ logged dives, and have experience diving in strong currents and limited visibility. Because of the remoteness of the islands, self and buddy rescue skills should be refreshed.


Galápagos Dive & Eco Expedition Includes:

- Airport transfers at Guayaquil and San Cristobal. 
- One night 4~5 Star hotel stay at Guayaquil based on double occupancy with breakfast.
- 8 days, 7 nights aboard the 110' Luxury yacht Galápagos Master. 
- Three meals per day, snacks, unlimited water/tea/fresh coffee/fruit juice & soft drinks.
- Up to 4 dives daily at Galápagos Islands’ most famous dive sites, seeing plenty of sharks, marine iguanas, mola molas, and Galápagos penguins. 
- Tanks, SMB, and weights.
- Two land excursions to see the Galápagos giant tortoise, frigate birds, iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and many wildlife endemic to the islands. 
- Interpretation center visit on San Cristobal Island.
- Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service.


- International and domestic air tickets.
- Onboard telecommunications and satellite internet.
- Onboard alcoholic beverages.
- Equipment rentals
- On board merchandise
- Nitrox ($100).
- Marine Park & Port Fees ($20 Tourist Card at Inglala, Ecuadorian Departure taxes $28~41 if not included in flight ticket, $100 National Park Fees)
- Travel and dive insurance (please see our link here)
- Crew Gratuities.



Galápagos Dive & Eco Expedition: 
Premium: $6348 (8 spots)
Classic: $6248 (8 spots)

For Single Occupancy add $538




Galápagos Dive & Eco Expedition:




1st Deposit

$1500 ($1600 Premium)

Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit

$1500 ($1600 Premium)

September 15, 2022

3rd Deposit

$1500 ($1600 Premium)

January 15, 2023

Final Payment

Balance Remaining

April 15, 2023

* For credit card payment please add 3%         



Dive & Travel Insurance: 

Dive insurance is required to participate in this trip. Please use our links to purchase dive insurance from DAN
Travel insurance is optional. However, over the years, we have seen how valuable and beneficial travel insurance can be. These policies will help cover expenses when your trip is interrupted due to events such as weather, mechanical breakdowns, missed flights/connections, or when someone else has a dive/medical emergency that prevents you from diving.  

We want to help offset the cost of travel insurance and will sponsor 5% of the cost as store credit if you use the links from our website to purchase travel insurance from DAN. We highly recommend it! 


Cancellation Policy:

Galápagos Dive & Eco Expedition:
Before September 15, 2022, 1st deposit forfeited, no refund on first deposit.
After September 15, 2022, 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).
After January 15, 2023, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd deposit forfeited (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).
After April 15, 2023, no refund (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).