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Galapagos Dive Sites
Diving Environment:
  • June - November: The water is cooler, 60-75F, 16-24C; Whale Shark sightings are greater.

  • December - May: The water is warmer, clearer 70-86F, 21-30C; Larger schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays and Eagle Rays.

  • All dives from tenders. Up to 20 dives are offered during the week.

  • 5 - 7mm wetsuit recommended. See Captain's Logs to get exact water temperatures.

Diving From Tenders:
  • Number of Tenders: 2

  • Length: 8 ft x 20 ft. All diving is from tenders. Shore excursions are offered during the week.

Galapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling diving to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more on their Galapagos Islands liveaboard scuba diving trip. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine. The GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR® liveaboard departs from Baltra every Thursday afternoon.

In 2016, Ecuador created a marine sanctuary in the area of Darwin and Wolf that includes 15,000 square miles as off limits to all fishing to conserve the sharks that congregate there and the ecosystem on which they rely.
32% of the waters around the Galapagos islands will now be protected from fishing.

Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate Galapagos Islands liveaboard scuba diving experience. The GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR® offers a brand new itinerary in compliance with the Galapagos National Park regulations which requires companies with permits to follow the exact itinerary below. A maximum of four dives will be offered daily; two in the morning and two in the afternoon. In addition, two night dives and two land excursions per week will be offered.
The new diving areas added to the itinerary are: Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas. The Galapagos National Park grants approval for normal itineraries and accepts requests for special itineraries.


The following dive schedule provided is based on tides, currents, and weather conditions.
Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Galapagos Islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 605 miles (973 km) off the west coast of South America. The closest land mass is the mainland of Ecuador to the east (the country to which they belong). An overnight hotel stay is usually required and we recommend staying in Guayaquil prior to the trip. Guests board a charter Avianca Airlines flight from Guayaquil to Baltra on Thursday morning. (see flight schedule in Know Before You Go)

Avianca Baggage Guidelines to Galapagos:  Passengers traveling from Quito or Guayaquil to Galapagos with dive equipment are allowed one bag with 33 kilos/72 lbs. Those traveling without dive equipment are allowed 23 kilos/50 lbs. The total length, width and height of each bag must not exceed 158 cm/62 inches. (Subject to change without notice)

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Guests will be met by a crewmember in uniform at the Baltra Airport and transferred to the yachts. Guests will board Thursday at 1 pm. Diving on your Galapagos Islands liveaboard scuba diving trip begins Thursday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Guests will depart the yachts Wednesday after lunch for a private bus tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Checkout is Thursday morning at 8 am after a full breakfast. Transportation is provided back to the Baltra Airport for the flight to the mainland.

Taxes & Fees:
All paid in cash. USD $100 Park fee, $20 Galapagos Visitor's Visa card, 12% Ecuadorian tax on onboard services.

Message from the President of the Galapagos Aggressor 
The GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR® has been operating as the premier Galapagos Islands liveAboard scuba diving yacht since 1993. The yacht was custom designed, built and equipped to offer a safe and luxury dive operation. Every two years the yacht goes through an extensive dry-dock. We have been granted permits for the Galapagos Aggressor issued by the Galapagos National Park since 1994.

We want to assure our guests that we will continue to offer luxury diving and carry on our relentless effort to preserve the Galapagos marine life. This is just an example of why Aggressor Adventures has the top diving liveaboards in the world.

Herbert Frei

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