Kicker Rock Tour

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years

Age

Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 8 dives) and having dived for at least six months prior to the tour date.

If you do not meet the six-month requirement, it is recommended to undergo a Refresh Dive.

Tour details

This diving tour at Kicker Rock will take you to the crystal-clear waters of the Galápagos Islands to discover an underwater world full of wonders. Accompanied by an experienced dive guide, you’ll explore the waters surrounding this majestic volcanic rock formation known as Kicker Rock. Dive into the depths to come face to face with sharks, turtles, rays, and a variety of marine life in an environment of incomparable beauty.

Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Galapagos shark
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Blacktip and whitetip reef sharks
  • Sea turtles
  • Manta rays
  • Ocean sunfish
  • Dolphins
  • Sea lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea urchins
  • Various fish species

Birds:

  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Nazca boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipment:

Full-length 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 a day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m

Nature of the site:

Kicker Rock | 2 inmersions

Visibility: Can range from 10 – 30 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23° to 25° | August to December: 18° to 22°
Depth: 18 – 22 meters
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Dive Duration: 45 minutes

Tour includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Towels

Life jackets

Naturalist guide

Diving instructor

Water

Dive equipment

Itinerary:

Starting the Adventure
Your day of exploration starts early. All passengers must be at the agency by 7:45 a.m. to get ready. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Dock, where you’ll meet your naturalist guide and the exciting navigation will begin.
Diving at Kicker Rock

We will sail to our first destination: Kicker Rock. Here, you will witness the majesty of this volcanic lava rock. Upon arrival, the dive guide will provide you with a detailed briefing about the dives. You will experience two thrilling underwater dives: the first will start in the channel between the two rocks and the second at the west corner of the rock. Each dive, lasting approximately 45 minutes, will allow you to explore a fascinating underwater world teeming with Galapagos sharks, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, manta rays, ocean sunfish, dolphins, sea lions, starfish, sea urchins, and a variety of marine life.

Time on land

After the dive, you’ll disembark at one of the beautiful beaches, such as Manglesito, Puerto Grande, or Cerro Brujo, depending on the boat’s itinerary. Here, you’ll enjoy lunch on board and have time to explore the beach or partake in an exciting snorkeling activity.

Back to the port

Your day of exploration concludes with the return to the port, scheduled around 3:00 p.m., although the exact timing may vary depending on ocean conditions. This experience will leave you with unforgettable memories of the underwater and terrestrial beauty of the Galapagos Islands.

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, personal items for your trip.

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If you have your own snorkeling or diving gear, you can bring it either a day before and leave it at the agency or on the same day of the tour.

Conditions:

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This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your naturalist guide. For instance, in certain cases, you might visit the beach first and Kicker Rock second, 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, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$200

Tour price

Navigation to Kicker Rock, where you can see the majestic rock upright of volcanic lava. Once we arrive at the place, the dive guide will proceed to give you the dive briefing. 2 dives are made, the first; from the channel between the two rocks and a second dive in the west corner of the rock.

 

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