Refresh Dive in Darwin Bay and Carawa

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years old

Age

Tour details

A refresher dive, also known as a scuba review or dive tune-up, is a diving program designed for certified divers who haven’t engaged in diving for an extended period, typically six months or more. This program aims to help divers regain their confidence, skills, and knowledge in a controlled and supervised environment before undertaking more challenging or advanced dives.

During a refresher dive, divers receive a comprehensive briefing from a certified dive instructor or dive guide, covering essential dive theory, safety procedures, equipment setup, and underwater communication. Participants have the opportunity to review skills such as mask clearing, regulator recovery, buoyancy control, and emergency procedures in a confined aquatic environment, such as a pool or shallow bay. This allows divers to reacquaint themselves with these fundamental skills and build confidence in their abilities.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Reef sharks
  • Sea turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Dolphins
  • Sea lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea urchins
  • Various fish species

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 one day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Nature of the site:

Darwin Bay | 1 inmersion

Visibility: It can range from 8 to 25 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 22°C
Depth: 10 – 18 meters
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Dive duration: 45 minutes

Carawa | 1 inmersion

Visibility: Can range from 10 – 25 meters
Temperature: January to July: 23°C to 25°C | August to December: 18°C to 22°C
Depth: 12 – 16 meters
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Dive Time: 45 minutes

The tour includes:

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Photos and videos

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Meeting and Departure
Start your exciting day by gathering at our agency at 7:30 a.m. Then, at 8:00 a.m., we will head to Aquarium I Pier, where you’ll meet your dive instructor and begin your underwater adventure.
Darwin Bay

Our first stop is Darwin Bay. Before diving into these crystal-clear waters, our dive guide will provide you with a comprehensive briefing to ensure a safe and thrilling experience. The diving session lasts approximately 45 minutes, during which you’ll explore an astonishing underwater world. Expect to spot sea lions, reef sharks, batfish, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, various species of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, and octopuses. After the dive, we’ll return to the boat for snacks and drinks, and you’ll have about an hour break before your next dive.

Carawa Shipwreck
Carawa,” located about 15 minutes away by boat, is a unique diving site. Here, a nearly 100-year-old shipwreck has transformed into a reef that hosts an astonishing variety of marine life. After receiving a briefing from your dive guide and gearing up, you’ll jump into the sea and follow a guide line that takes you around the sunken ship. This dive also lasts approximately 45 minutes and will provide you with the opportunity to observe sea lions, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, various species of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, and octopuses.
Back to the port

After your thrilling day of diving, we will return to the port around 1:00 p.m., always subject to ocean conditions. This underwater adventure in the Galápagos will leave you with lasting memories of the beauty and excitement of the Galápagos waters.

Gallery:

Recommendations:

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

Conditions:

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The tour can take place 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 Galápagos National Park and its naturalist guide. 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.

$195

Tour price

A refresher dive, also known as a dive review or scuba tune-up, is a diving program designed for certified divers who haven’t engaged in diving for an extended period, typically six months or more.
 

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