Bartholomew

Location

On the eastern side of the island of Santiago, a small island where we can see the famous pinnacle of Bartolomé, located 90 minutes from the Itabaca Channel (north side of the island of Santa Cruz).

 

Site conditions

Moderate current, it has a variety of topography with platforms about 10 meters (33 feet) deep with enough variety of reef fish. We also find on the edge of this platform underwater balconies of 15 meters (50 feet) deep with random pelagic species.

 

Activity

White-tipped shark, reef fish, barracudas, turtles, different kind of rays like mobula rays, eagle rays and Manta rays!. Sea horses and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

DIVING DAY TOUR

DEPARTURE TIME: 07h00 am

RETURN TIME: 15h00 pm

 

Description and Itinerary

07h00 am: Meeting point at the Galapagos People Dive Center located at Enrique Fuentes Street and Charles Darwin Avenue.

Departure to the Itabaca channel with 40 minutes of travel, to board the boat and leave to the dive site, with an approximate duration of navigation:

 

Bartholomew: 1 hour  and 50 minutes

 

During the navigation the guide will give the instructions and the equipment.  Once in the point of diving we will recieve the dive briefing and then proceed to equip to realize the Check-out dive. Afeter the check-out dive we will proceed with the First immersion with a duration of 45 to 50 minutes.

We will have one our break with snacks before doing the second dive. Once finished the second immersion we will have lunch on board during the return to the Channel of Itabaca.

15h00 Return to Puerto Ayora

 

We recomend to take

– Sun protection: Sun block / hat

– Swimsuit

– Towel

– Camera (aquatic, go pro)

– Coat (in cold season)

– Sandals (slippers)

– Extra clothing

 

Activities

– 2 dives (certified divers)

– 1 inmersion + 1 snorkeling  (discovery divers)

– Bird watching (Seymour)

– Navigation

– Briefing

 

Includes

– Check out dive

– 2 dives for certified divers

– 1 dive for Discovery Scuba Diving

– Complete diving equipment

– Bilingual dive guides (park rules)

– Box lunch

– Snacks

 

Not Includes

– Other beverages

– Alcoholic beverages

– Extra tank

– Any other not specified