Roca Ballena & Bajo Cerro Mundo Tour

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Open Water License

Difficulty

12 years old

Age
Requirement: Open Water License (minimum 4 dives)

Tour details

This diving tour will take you to explore two incredible dive sites: Roca Ballena and Bajo Cerro Mundo. Get ready to immerse yourself in an underwater world teeming with diverse marine life and stunning underwater landscapes. From playful sea lions to majestic hammerhead sharks, this journey promises an unforgettable experience.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead shark
  • Galapagos 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 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: It 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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Time for each dive: 45 minutes

Bajo Cerro Mundo | 1 inmersion

Visibility: It can be from 10 – 30 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

Tour includes:

Snacks

Drinks

Fruits

Life jacket

Photos and videos

Diving instructor

Water

Diving equipment

Itinerary:

Preparation and Departure

Start your thrilling diving day by arriving at our agency at 7:30 a.m. At 8:00 a.m., we will head to Acuario I Dock, where you will check in with your diving instructor, and the navigation will commence.

First Dive at Roca Ballena (Maximum Depth: 18 meters)

We will sail to the exciting diving site known as Roca Ballena. Here, you will receive a safety briefing from your instructor and prepare your equipment before plunging into the crystal-clear waters. This first dive will last approximately 45 minutes and will give you the opportunity to observe an impressive diversity of marine life, including sea lions, rays, whitetip and blacktip sharks, hammerhead sharks, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and much more. After concluding the dive, you will return to the boat to enjoy snacks and beverages, followed by a break of about 1 hour before your next adventure.

Second Dive at Bajo Cerro Mundo

After your well-deserved break, we will sail for about 45 minutes to reach the second dive site, Bajo Cerro Mundo. Here, you will once again prepare with the scuba gear and receive a briefing from your instructor before immersing yourself in the waters. This second dive, like the first, will last approximately 45 minutes and provide you with the opportunity to spot sea lions, reef sharks, rays, pufferfish, barracudas, turtles, sea urchins, starfish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and much more.

Back to the port

At the conclusion of this thrilling day of diving in the depths of the Galápagos, we will return to the port around 1:00 p.m., always considering the ocean conditions to ensure your safety.

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 of the tour.

Conditions:

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The tour can also be conducted 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, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$190

Tour price

This diving tour will take you to explore two incredible dive sites: Roca Ballena and Bajo Cerro Mundo.

 

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