Roca Ballena and Tijeretas Wall Tour

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years old

Age
Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 4 dives)

Tour details

Discover the hidden wonders beneath the crystal-clear waters of Galápagos on our thrilling diving tour at Whale Rock and Frigatebird Wall. A day full of aquatic adventures awaits you, where you’ll have the opportunity to dive into two fascinating dive sites, exploring the astonishing marine life that inhabits these underwater reefs.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Galapagos Shark
  • Reef Shark
  • Sea Turtles
  • Rays
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Barracudas
  • Tunas

Birds:

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds

Equipamiento:

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:

Roca Ballena | 1 inmersion

Visibility: 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: 10 – 18 meters
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Dive Time: 45 minutes per dive

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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Dive Time: 45 minutes per dive

Tour includes:

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Photos and videos

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Arrival and Preparation

All passengers must be at the agency by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Pier, where you’ll meet your dive instructor and commence your navigation.

First Dive at Roca Ballena

We will sail to the diving site called Roca Ballena, where passengers will prepare their scuba diving equipment and receive the instructor’s briefing. The dive has an approximate duration of 45 minutes, with a maximum depth of 18 meters. During this experience, you will be able to observe sea lions, rays, whitetip and blacktip sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, pufferfish, barracudas, tuna, turtles, sea urchins, various types of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and much more. After the 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 25 minutes to reach the second dive site called Tijeretas Wall. At this location, passengers will gear up for diving and receive the scuba instructor’s briefing. The second dive lasts approximately 45 minutes. During this experience, you’ll have the chance to observe sea lions, reef sharks, batfish, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, various types of starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and much more.

Back to the port

The return to the port is scheduled for around 1:00 p.m., depending on ocean conditions.

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 a day before and leave it at the agency or on the day of the tour.

Conditions:

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The tour can be carried out 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 the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$190

Tour price

A day full of aquatic adventures awaits you, where you’ll have the opportunity to dive into two fascinating dive sites

 

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