Explore this mecca for pelagic marine life during a Galapagos Sky liveaboard adventure with us!

Swim among schools of hammerhead, silky, black tip, and white tip sharks. Drift alongside huge mola mola, pods of dolphins, and sea lions.

Dive with marine iguanas. Watch penguins play and meet Giant Tortoises!


Start your journey in Quito, Ecuador, nestled in the foothills of the Andes. Next, fly to San Cristobal, one of the 20 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago.

From San Cristobal, we will board the Galapagos Sky. Spend the week exploring underwater and on land.

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is only accessible by liveaboard.

TRIP DATES: APRIL 6 – 13, 2025

Saturday, April 5

Fly in to Quito, Ecuador. You will want to arrive at least a full 24 hours before the scheduled Galapagos Sky departure.

There’s plenty to explore in and around Quito. Discover forested nature reserves shrouded in clouds, well-known to birdwatchers worldwide. Tour the historic heart of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, April 6

Hop aboard an early-morning flight to depart mainland Ecuador. Domestic flights between Quito and San Cristobal are included with the trip.* 

Next, board the Galapagos Sky where their friendly crew will be waiting to greet you. Complete a check out dive at Isla Lobos to get ready for a week of diving.

*Please note that only Avianca flight 1630 from Quito (UIO) or Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador to San Cristobal (SCY) departing Sunday, April 6 and returning Sunday, April 13 are included with the trip.

Monday, April 7

Dive into the Galapagos! Start your day with a morning dive at Bartolome Island.

Next, grab your camera as we depart the boat for a land tour. Photograph black lava flows and the iconic Pinnacle Rock, which you may recognize from the movie “Master and Commander.” 

In the afternoon, splash in for two more dives at Cousins Rock.

Bartolome Island is home to Galapagos Penguins, sharks, sea turtles and funky-looking red-lipped batfish. 

Tuesday, April 8 – Thursday, April 10

Explore the wild Wolf and Darwin islands as we dive all day. If conditions allow, we will even complete a night dive at Wolf on Tuesday. 

Wolf and Darwin islands are the most remote of the Galapagos archipelago. They are both the tops of subsurface volcanic islands that extend more than 1,000 deep to the seabed.

They are home to a myriad of spectacular marine life and sea birds, including hammerhead, white tip, and Galapagos sharks. Red-footed Boobies can be photographed here. Wolf and Darwin islands are also the most likely places to spot a whale shark!

Friday, April 11

Overnight, we will venture from Wolf and Darwin islands south to Fernandina Island

Here, we will dive with marine iguanas in shallow waters. Next, we head to Punta Vincente Roca for two more dives.

Fernandina Island is the westernmost island of the Galapagos archipelago, and the most volcanically active. You are likely to see penguins, sea lions, and land iguanas here.

Saturday, April 12

From Fernandino Island, we will sail northeast around the tip of Isabela Island and then southeast toward San Cristobal, stopping at the tiny Pinzon Island for a dive. 

Next, we adventure to the nearby Santa Cruz Island to explore the Galapagos Tortoise Reserve

If you plan to continue your adventures on/from Santa Cruz after the trip ends, you will disembark early on Saturday instead of continuing to San Cristobal.

Sunday, April 13

Before we say goodbye to the Galapagos, we will explore the Interpretation Center on Sunday morning. Learn about the history, significance, and ongoing conservation efforts of these amazing islands.

After we disembark the Galapagos Sky, we head to the airport for our flights back to mainland Ecuador.

Staying in Quito for the evening to catch a flight the following day? Join us for a group dinner to celebrate the memories we will have made together on this epic adventure!


The Galapagos Sky liveaboard is a 100′ yacht custom-built for diving. Enjoy luxury accommodations, “extra-touch” amenities, and top-tier services from their exceptional crew. Capacity is limited to just 16 divers.

Dine on delicious, gourmet style meals made with local ingredients sourced from sustainable growers. Special dietary preferences can be accommodated. Meals, snacks, and a full open bar featuring beer, wine, and spirits are included with the trip. Premium wines and spirits are available for purchase.


Spacious master cabins are located on the upper deck. Choose from one king bed or two twin beds. Enjoy spectacular views from the picture window.

Master cabins are $8,750 per person, double occupancy.


Deluxe cabins are located on the lower deck. They feature two twin beds and porthole windows.

Deluxe cabins are $8,550 per person, double occupancy.

All cabins feature private ensuite bathrooms and are supplied with linens, towels, and robes. In the evenings, turndown service is provided. Complimentary wifi is available aboard the Galapagos Sky.


The Galapagos is home to an amazing assortment of marine wildlife. Complex currents and waters of varying temperature provide ideal habitat for animals like sharks, sea lions, mola mola, and whale sharks. But, they also present challenging dive conditions.

Water temperatures in the Galapagos vary between the low 60’s to high 70’s. Visibility varies between dive sites. Depths range from 20′ to 100′.


Guests must be age 15 or older.

Divers must hold an Advanced Open Water certification, or higher, and be Enriched Air Nitrox certified. Nitrox is included with the trip.

Not yet Nitrox certified?  Sign up now to earn your certification before the trip.

Diving in the Galapagos is advanced due to strong currents, varying visibility, and cold water. Divers must be comfortable in these conditions, as well as have very good buoyancy and be able to do negative (sometimes rapid) backroll entries/descents from small boats.

Guests must have at least 100 logged dives and recent dive experience within 3 months of the Galapagos trip. Divers must be in good physical condition to dive.


The Galapagos Sky liveaboard trip includes an 8 Day Liveaboard departing from and returning to San Cristobal, Galapagos (including the days we board and depart the vessel). Domestic Flights from Quito (UIO) or Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador to San Cristobal SCY are included.

The trip also includes:

  • Onboard Food & Drinks including Open Bar (beer, wine, spirits, & liquors)
  • 3 Land Excursions
  • $200 Nitrox Upgrade
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • Transit Card (TCT) Fee
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Fee
  • Transfers from/to San Cristobal Airport and the dock

In addition to Galapagos Sky staff and boat crew, a Trip Leader from Pura Vida Divers will be on hand.  They will answer questions, help coordinate activities and assist with your travel needs.

Ready to explore the Galapagos? Contact us at 561-840-8750 to avoid online booking fees. Got questions? Contact us at travel@puravidadivers.com


Payment Schedule

  • Non-refundable Deposit: $2,500
  • 9 Month Payment: $3,485
  • 120 Days Payment: Remaining Balance

Rates are per person.

Cancellation Policy

  • Trip deposit is non-refundable after 24 hours.
  • Cancellations made within 7 months of the trip are subject to a non-refundable fee of 50% of the total trip cost. 
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 120 days of the trip. 

International travel requires a passport valid for 6 months past the final trip date.

The Galapagos Sky liveaboard trip does not include:

  • International Airfare & Airport transfers
  • Pre & post-trip Hotel Accommodations
  • Gratuity for Captain & Crew
  • Equipment Rental, excluding tanks & weights
  • Fuel Surcharge


All divers participating in the Galapagos Sky liveaboard trip are required to show proof of current dive accident insurance from a recognized and reputable carrier.  Evacuation coverage must be included in your policy.

We highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance as well to help recoup non-refundable deposits and trip costs in the event that you need to cancel your reservation. Please note that trip insurance is different from dive accident insurance.

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