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galapagos diving liveaboard
galapagos diving liveaboard

 

MY TIBURON

The Galapagos diving yacht TIBURON will regularly offer 7 night itineraries to Wolf and Darwin. Some of the specialized products TIBURON will offer to her clients include technical diving support, photo – video oriented departures, citizen science programs maintained in partnership by leading research institutions and private celebrity expeditions. High and Low season itinerary options are available.

TIBURON is designed as an 8 guest vessel with an extended occupancy option of up to 16 divers. Four double cabins with en-suite bathroom, A/C and twin lower berths accommodate 8 people on board. The 4 additional guests can be accommodated in the twin size Pullman-style beds available in every one of the four cabins.

Panama or low season for departures starting January 1st to May 31st. Humboldt or high season for departures starting June 1st to January 31st. Humboldt and Panama seasons itinerary for Wolf - Darwin islands. Panama season alternate itinerary also available for western and central Islands with combined dives & naturalist land visits.

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Same prices for 2021, Low season prices $6.395 Jan 01st to Jun 30st

2017 high season $ 6.895, Jule 1st to Dec, 31st 2021

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The Galapagos M/Y TIBURON is a First Class Galapagos charter yacht.

MAIN DECK

SUN DECK

The NEW, elegant & spacious 16-passenger M/V Tiburon Explorer Galapagos diving liveaboard provides 9 air-conditioned staterooms located on the main and lower decks; all of which have private bathrooms and ocean views. All nine cabins have twin beds and the cabins can be converted to queen beds for couples. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

The Tiburon Explorer Galapagos diving liveaboard large dive deck includes a bathroom, large camera table with charging station, individual storage areas, rinse bins for cameras and another for gear. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length overall: 125 ft (38 meters)
Beam: 24.6 ft (7.5 meters)
Draft: 7.1 ft (2.20 meters)
Tonnage: TBD
Main engines: 2 Engines MTU serie 60 , 475 HP each
Maximum Speed: 12 knots
Accommodations: 16 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms on main and lower decks, all with private bathrooms and showers. 2 main deck staterooms have queen beds only while seven staterooms have twin beds and can be converted to queen beds for couples. Up to 9 crew and 2 guides in the Cruise Director Cabin.
Safety Equipment: Life rafts (2), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
Air Systems: 2 electric Bauer compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox
Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
Accessories: Diving Equipment

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Saturday: Baltra (1 Check Out Dive at Punta Carrion)

Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport between 11:30 am and 12 pm and escort them to the Galapagos liveaboard, Tiburon Explorer. Guests will board the vessel, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the guests will do a check out dive at Punta Carrion. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

Sunday: Balta North (2 Dives)

6:30 and 9:30 dives
Sightings include rays and schools of fish.
Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sighting of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common.
Depart for Wolf Island (long transit)

Monday: Wolf Island (4 Dives)

6:30, 10:30. 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale shark (in season), eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks

Tuesday: Darwin Island (4 Dives)

6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Transit to Wolf Island

Wednesday: Wolf Island (3-4 Dives)

6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
Transit to Cabo Douglas (12 hours)

Thursday: Cabo Douglas (1-2 Dives)

Sightings include marine iguanas.
Transit to Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Vicente Roca (1-2 Dives)
Sightings often include mola mola, turtles and macro life
Transit to Cousins Rock (10 hours)

Friday: Cousins Rock (2 Dives)

6:30 and 9:30 dives
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours). Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Transfer to the town of Puerto Ayora. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Tiburon Explorer at 8:30pm.

Saturday: Baltra

Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer to the airport

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PRICE OF THE DIVING CRUISE IS INCLUDING:

7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS ABOARD THE VESSEL
3 MEALS DAILY, PLUS BETWEEN-DIVE SNACKS
ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
2-3 DIVES A DAY (DAYS VARY)
USE OF TANKS, WEIGHTS AND BELTS


PRICE OF THE DIVING CRUISE IS NOT INCLUDING:
AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN QUITO OR GUAYAQUIL
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
FLIGHTS TO/FROM GALAPAGOS
LAST EVENING MEAL (FRIDAY)
WETSUIT, BCD, REGULATOR
RENTAL, INSTRUCTION, AND RETAIL CHARGES
DIVE COMPUTER, FINS, MASKS, BOOTIES, GLOVES, HOODS
CREW GRATUITIES
TRIP CANCELLATION & DIVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE
QUITO/GUAYAQUIL DEPARTURE TAXES
PREMIUM ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
GALAPAGOS NATIONAL PARK TAX - $100 PP, CASH ONLY. PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL AT GALAPAGOS AIRPORT.
INGALA TRANSIT CARD - ($20 PP, CASH ONLY), PAYABLE IN CASH AT QUITO OR GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT OF DEPARTURE FOR GALAPAGOS
NITROX: $150 PER PERSON
FUEL SURCHARGE, $150 PER PERSON


INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION TERMS:
8 MONTHS TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 10% OF REGULAR RATE
6 MONTHS TO 8 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 20% OF REGULAR RATE
90 DAYS TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 50% OF REGULAR RATE
89 TO 0 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 100% OF REGULAR RATE

GROUP CANCELLATION TERMS:
12 MONTHS TO 18 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 5% OF REGULAR RATE
8 MONTHS TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 10% OF REGULAR RATE
6 MONTHS TO 8 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 20% OF REGULAR RATE
90 DAYS TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 50% OF REGULAR RATE
89 TO 0 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE: 100% OF REGULAR RATE

THESE TERMS APPLY TO THE ORIGINAL DATE BOOKED. IF PASSENGERS CHANGE TRAVEL DATE THEN THESE TERMS DO NOT APPLY.
ALL PRICING ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.