Roca Ballena and Karahua Tour

$185

We will sail to the dive site called, Roca Ballena. Where we will do our first dive of the day. Here the passengers will prepare with the diving equipment and will also listen to the briefing by the dive guide, later jump into the sea.

 

You need Advanced license

 

What you will probably see

Reef sharks, sea turtles, rays, dolphins, sea lions, sea star, sea urchins, octopus, batfish, assorted fish species, blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and frigates.

 

Itinerary

All passengers need to arrive at the agency at 8h00 in the morning of their tour, where we will outfit everyone with diving equipment, includes a long wetsuit, boots, fins, regulator, BCD vest, mask, snorkel, weights and two diving tanks.

At 8h30, we will head to the Muelle Acuario I and Zarpe, where you will meet your diving guide  and you will embark.

We will sail to the dive site called, Roca Ballena. Where we will do our first dive of the day. Here the passengers will prepare with the diving equipment and will also listen to the briefing by the dive guide, later jump into the sea. This dive lasts approximate 45 minutes, the maximum depth in this dive will be 30 meters.

In this dive you will be able to see, sea lions, rays, white and black tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, balloon fish, barracudas, prickly pear, turtles, sea urchin, sea star, moray eels, lobsters, octopus, etc. Once the dive is over, the passengers will return to the boat to enjoy snacks and drinks. They will have a break of approximately 1 hour before their second dive.

They will sail for about 25 minutes until they reach the second dive site called, Karahua. A ship that was wrecked approximately 100 years ago, exported different products to continental Ecuador. Here you can see different species, since over time a large reef has formed around the hull of the ship.

Here the passengers will prepare with the diving equipment, and will also listen to the briefing by the diving guide. In this dive the passengers will jump into the sea and then follow a line that is connected from the surface to the sunken ship. Once there, the passengers will explore around the sunken ship until they return to the starting line to the surface. This dive also lasts approximately 45 minutes. In this dive you will be able to observe sea lions, rays, balloon fish, barracuda, turtles, sea urchin, sea star, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, etc.

The return to the port is at approximately 14h00 depending on the ocean conditions.

* The tour can also be done in the afternoon, starting at 13h00 and concluding at 17h00.

*In light of the pandemic, we will be implementing stringent cleaning policies. Every piece of the diving equipment will be thoroughly disinfected between uses, and the agency and boat will be wiped down daily. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times.

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Natural and dive guide

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Transportation

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Box Lunch

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