North Seymour and Daphne Tour

Santa Cruz

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years old

Age
Requirement: Open Water Certification (minimum of 6 dives)

Tour details

In this underwater journey, you’ll have the chance to explore two unique diving sites: Seymour Norte, renowned for its abundant marine life and colorful reefs, and Daphne, a volcanic island with equally amazing waters. Accompanied by an experienced dive guide, you’ll plunge into an underwater world filled with wonders, from playful sea lions to majestic sharks, giant turtles, and a wide variety of tropical fish. Our diving tour is designed for both beginner and experienced divers, guaranteeing you a safe and thrilling experience in the waters of the Galápagos.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Sea Lions
  • Galapagos Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Reef Fish
  • Stingrays
  • Eagle Rays
  • Barracudas
  • Manta Rays

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Nazca 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 a day before the tour for the equipment test between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Nature of the site:

North Seymour | 1 inmersion

Visibility: It can be from 10 to 25 meters.
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 20°C
Depth: 15 – 18 meters
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Dive Duration: 45 minutes

Daphne | 1 inmersion

Visibility: Can range from 10 to 30 meters
Temperature: January to July: 20°C to 22°C | August to December: 18°C to 20°C
Depth: 15 – 18 meters
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Dive duration: 45 minutes

Tour includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Towels

Life jacket

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Arrival and Meeting at the Agency
All passengers must arrive promptly at our agency at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tour. Once there, you will meet your diving guide and receive the necessary instructions for the exciting day of diving ahead.
Sailing to North Seymour
We’re heading towards North Seymour, a location north of Baltra Island, which houses a rich marine biodiversity and diverse underwater landscapes. During the journey, you will receive an introduction to diving and the characteristics of this particular site.
First Dive at North Seymour
Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of North Seymour alongside your diving guide. Explore the fascinating underwater world for approximately 45 minutes, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot various marine species, including Galápagos sharks, sea lions, white-tip and black-tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, reef fish, eagle rays, Galápagos eels, barracudas, and a diverse range of invertebrates.
Rest and Refreshments on the Boat
After the first dive, we’ll return to the boat where you’ll have a well-deserved rest for approximately 45 minutes. During this time, you’ll have the chance to enjoy snacks and beverages to recharge before the next dive.
Second Dive at Daphne
Our second underwater adventure will take place at Daphne, a volcanic island north of Santa Cruz Island. Here, you will receive relevant instructions before diving into the waters for another approximately 45 minutes. Daphne is suitable for both novice and experienced divers, with waters that sometimes have strong currents, offering an unforgettable experience.
Return to the port

We will conclude our day of diving and exploration in the Galápagos Islands around 3:30 p.m., always considering the ocean conditions. This experience will provide you with a unique insight into the astonishing underwater life that inhabits this unique region of the planet.

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 either a day before and leave it at the agency or on the same day as 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, 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 equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$210

Tour price

Unique dive site at our North Seymour location, north of Baltra Island. This area has an abundance of marine life and the variable underwater landscape offers a different diving experience at each site.

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