Galapagos — Scuba and Land
Galapagos-2053

Galapagos — Scuba and Land

Workshop Overview

Location

Galápagos, Ecuador

Duration

14 Days on Board

Guests

10 Guests

Dates

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Dates (Galapagos)

August 30 – September 15, 2024

Join Big Animals Expeditions for a one-of-a-kind adventure in the Galapagos, where you’ll explore the islands’ untamed beauty both by land and sea. This is all made possible by the remarkable relationship between Amos, and Galapagos resident Fiddi Angermeyer — owner of the . Amos brings decades of experience leading extraordinary wildlife expeditions. His expertise, paired with Fiddi’s unmatched knowledge of the Galapagos – gained from a lifetime living there – promises a tour filled with unique and authentic experiences. It’s this deep-rooted connection that grants us the essential permits to explore the islands’ most pristine and exclusive locations.

The collaboration between Amos and Fiddi opens up a rich and immersive experience, blending adventure and exploration with the intimacy of a homecoming. With Fiddi, a lifelong inhabitant, as our guide, you’ll walk paths less traveled and dive into waters less swum, learning firsthand the true heartbeat of the islands.

Our expedition goes beyond the typical tour, diving deeper into the wonders of the Galapagos, as Amos and Fiddi share the hidden gems known only to locals. From secret trails to vibrant underwater worlds, every day brings new discoveries right before your eyes.

 

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Workshop Leader

Expedition Leader

Amos Nachoum

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Location

Galápagos, Ecuador

Schedule

  • Day 1 Santa Cruz
    • Hike: Giant Tortoises in natural setting, lava tube, only chance for shopping apart from airport
  • Day 2 Floreana
    • AM Hike: Sea lions, Galapagos flamingos and other lagoon birds, blue footed boobies
    • AM Dive: Check out dive
    • PM Dive: Easy dive with playful sea lions and sea turtles
    • PM Hike: Very short hike to continue tradition started in 1793
  • Day 3 West Isabela / Fernandina
      • AM Hike: Potential whale  watching while motoring to the place. Snorkelling only if conditions allow. Land iguanas and giant tortoises in the wild, Galapagos hawks, penguins, cormorants.
    • PM Snorkeling: marine iguanas
    • PM Hike: marine iguanas, sea lions, hawks, flightless cormorants & penguins.
  • Day 4 Fernandina / North west Isabela
    • AM Dive: 15°C dive. Marine Iguanas, sea lions, harlequin wrasses, Dusky chops, etc.
    • PM Dive: 15°C dive. Mola mola, sea turtles, blunthead sharks, sea horses
    • PM Zodiac ride: Amazing landscape, Noddy terns, penguins, fur seals, sea turtles, occasionally Orca.
  • Day 5, 6, 7, 8 Wolf Island
    • AM & PM Diving: Several dive sites with one thing in common: amazing diving with big animals. Schooling hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, dolphins, rays, etc.
  • Day 9, 10, 11 Darwin Island
    • AM & PM Diving: The Arch at Darwin is arguably one of the best dive sites in the world. Good for hammerheads, Galapagos, silky and tiger sharks. It is also Whale shark season. Dolphins, mantas, yellow fin tuna are a common sight.
  • Day 12 East Isabela / Santiago Island
    • AM Dive: Good place for manta rays, schooling hammerheads, pacific barracuda. Occasionally marlins and/or Orca
    • PM Hike: Great place for landscape, marine iguanas, land iguanas, coastal birds, sea lions, fur seals, Galapagos hawks and human history
  • Day 13 Marchena Island / Genovesa Island
    • AM Dive: The Fish Arena is a dive site thick with tropical fish with the frequent visit of hammerheads, dolphins and false killer whales
    • PM Hike: This is the largest colony of red footed boobies in the world, with thousands of Nazca boobies, Great frigate birds, Storm petrels and short eared owls. Amazing hike.
  • Day 14 Santiago Island / Seymour
    • AM Dive: A great dive site, good for sea lions, barracuda, sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, white tipped reef sharks, black coral and macro diving
    • AM Hike: The hike is to see one of the most iconic landscapes in the world: The Pinnacle rock
    • PM Hike: This is the largest colony of red footed boobies in the world, with thousands of Nazca boobies, Great frigate birds, Storm petrels and short eared owls. Amazing hike.
  • Day 15 Santa Cruz / Baltra
    • AM Zodiac Ride: Juvenile sharks, rays, pelicans, blue footed boobies, herons, mangroves
    • Departure

Conditions

Temperature
Water 54 – 62°F (12 – 17°C)
Land 60+°F (15+°C)

Visibility
60 – 100 feet (20 – 30 meters)

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