Hitler Caves and Tijeretas Wall

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Advanced Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years

Age
Requirement: Advanced Open Water License (minimum of 8 dives).

Tour details

We invite you to embark on an exciting underwater adventure that will take you to explore two fascinating diving sites in the Galápagos Islands: Hitler’s Caves and Tijeretas Wall. Accompanied by an experienced diving instructor, you will discover the hidden magic beneath the ocean’s surface, where marine life unfolds in all its splendor. From the mysterious caves of Hitler, where you’ll submerge into the depths of underwater rock formations, to the vibrant Tijeretas Wall, home to a diverse range of species, this diving expedition promises unforgettable thrills and encounters.

Wildlife you’ll have the chance to observe

At sea:

  • Reef Shark
  • Cat Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species
  • Corals
  • Lobsters

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipment:

Long wetsuit

Fins
Boots

mascara snorkel
Snorkel
Mask
mascara snorkel

Regulator BCD (Buoyancy Control Device)

buzo

Lead Weights

mascara snorkel
Two tanks
IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day prior to the tour for equipment testing between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Nature of the site:

Hitler Caves | 1 inmersion

Visibility: It can range from 10 to 25 meters.
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 22°C.

Depth: 25 – 35 meters

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Diving time: 45 minutes

Tijeretas Wall | 1 inmersion

Visibility: Can range from 10 to 20 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 22°C

Depth: 12 – 18 meters

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Diving time: 45 minutes

Tour includes:

Snacks

Drinks
Fruits
Life jacket
Photos and videos
Diving instructor
Water
Diving equipment
Diving lanterns

Itinerary:

Departure and preparations
All passengers must arrive at the agency at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Dock Acuario I, where you will meet your diving instructor and begin your journey.
First Dive at Hitler's Caves
We will sail to the dive site called Hitler’s Caves. Here, passengers will suit up with diving gear and listen to the briefing from the diving instructor. During this dive, passengers will jump into the water and follow a line connected from the surface to the caves at the seafloor. The maximum depth of this dive will be 35 meters. Throughout this thrilling immersion, you’ll spot sea lions, reef sharks, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, various types of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and more. Upon exiting the cave, passengers will continue diving around the site before returning to the starting line at the surface. The dive lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Rest and Snacks Onboard
After the first dive, passengers will return to the boat to enjoy snacks and drinks. They will have a break of approximately 1 hour before their second dive.
Second Dive at Tijeretas Wall
We will sail for about 15 minutes to reach the second dive site called Tijeretas Wall. Here, passengers will gear up with diving equipment and receive a briefing from the diving instructor. The second dive will last approximately 45 minutes. During this immersion, you’ll be able to observe sea lions, reef sharks, batfish, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, various types of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and more.
Back to the port
The return to the port is scheduled for around 1:00 p.m., although the exact time may vary depending on the ocean conditions. This diving experience at Hitler’s Caves and Tijeretas Wall will provide you with a day full of thrilling underwater adventures and leave you with unforgettable memories of the marine wonders of the Galápagos Islands.

Gallery:

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for your trip.
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If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it a day before and leave it at the agency or on the day of the tour.

Conditions:

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The tour can also be conducted in the afternoon, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m.
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This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its Naturalist guide, in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.
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In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, and the agency and boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$175

Tour price

In this dive the passengers will jump into the sea and then follow a line that is connected from the surface to the caves on the seabed. Once there, passengers will enter the cave one by one depending on the guide’s instructions. This dive lasts approximately 45 minutes.

 

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