Diving Day Trips
These tours are a great alternative for people who are not very experienced divers, travel with children, or can’t afford a diving cruise. It is also the favorite option for mixed couples and groups with divers and non-divers.
Many travelers do a naturalist cruise to see the unique land animals and extend their stay on the archipelago to do diving day trips. Some naturalist cruises offer diving day trips at an extra charge. However, we usually don’t recommend these because you would miss the day’s actual cruise program.
Almost all diving day trips start from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and only a few start from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island. The cost of a diving day trip depends on the tour operator but the average price is $270 including check dive, 2 dives, diving gear, a certified English-speaking guide, transportation, and lunch.
Find an example program including accommodation on an inhabited island and diving day trips here. If you want to learn more about the dive sites and tour availability, contact our Midland Travel staff.