Roca Ballena and Carawa Tour

San Cristobal

1 día

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years old

Age
Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 4 dives).

Tour details

This exploration day will take you to the depths of the ocean, visiting two impressive diving sites in the Galápagos Islands. From the grandeur of Roca Ballena to the intriguing shipwreck at Carawa, a day filled with natural beauty and encounters with the astonishing marine life inhabiting these waters awaits you. Accompanied by an expert diving instructor, you’ll experience unforgettable moments while immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of this aquatic paradise.

Wildlife you’ll have the chance to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead shark
  • Galápagos shark
  • Reef shark
  • Sea turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Dolphins
  • Sea lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea urchins
  • Barracudas
  • Tunas

Birds:

  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipment:

Long wetsuit

Fins
Boots

mascara snorkel
Snorkel
Mask
mascara snorkel
Regulator BCD (Buoyancy Control Device)
buzo
Lead Weight
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:

Roca Ballena | 1 inmersion

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

Carawa | 1 inmersion

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

Tour includes:

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Photos and videos

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Departure and Preparations
All passengers are required to arrive at the agency at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Dock, where you’ll meet your diving instructor and begin the navigation.
First Dive at Roca Ballena
We will navigate to the diving site called Roca Ballena, where you will have your first dive of the day. Here, you will set up your scuba gear and listen to the diving instructor’s briefing. Subsequently, you will enter the sea. This dive has an approximate duration of 45 minutes, and the maximum depth will be 18 meters. During this underwater experience, you will have the opportunity to observe sea lions, rays, black and white-tipped sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galápagos sharks, pufferfish, barracudas, tuna, turtles, sea urchins, different types of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and more. After the dive, you’ll return to the boat to enjoy snacks and beverages. Following this, you’ll have an approximate 1-hour break before your second dive.
Second Dive at Carawa
We will sail for about 25 minutes to reach the second diving site named Carawa, the location of a shipwreck that occurred approximately 100 years ago. Here, you’ll be able to observe a variety of species, as a large reef has formed around the ship’s hull over time. You’ll prepare with the diving equipment and receive the briefing from the dive guide. Afterward, you’ll enter the sea and follow a line connected from the surface to the sunken ship. Once there, you’ll completely circle the sunken vessel before returning to the starting line on the surface. This second dive also has an approximate duration of 45 minutes. Throughout this experience, you may spot sea lions, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, different 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 ocean conditions. This thrilling day of underwater exploration at Roca Ballena and Carawa will leave you with unforgettable memories of the marvels of the underwater world in 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 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 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 piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$190

Tour price

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.

 

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