Scuba diving in Galapagos the Finch Bay Way

August 10, 2017 by Christopher Klassen0

Scuba diving in Galapagos the Finch Bay Way

The Galapagos Islands are ranked among the top 5 best SCUBA diving experiences in the world. And there’s no better place in Galapagos to jump into said SCUBA diving experiences than at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. As one of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, we offer our guests the best-of-the-best when it comes discovering the Galapagos. Additionally, we offer numerous diving packages that depart right here, from the one-and-only beachfront property on the whole island! Guests will get to experience the perfect dose of adventure at your doorstep while complimenting said journeys with luxurious comfort, top-level service and exquisite fine dining. Find out a little more about scuba diving in the Galapagos at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel in this blog post!

– Photo by: Peter Liu –

Live-aboard Cruises vs. Land-Based Diving Tours: What’s the Deal?

Besides the inhabited islands in the Galapagos, many of the remaining diving sites that lie outside of land-based tours appeal strictly to hardcore divers. Currents are stronger, dive depths are deeper and dives overall tend to be a little riskier.

What’s more is that these hardcore-level diving sites can only be visited said diving sites aboard a live-aboard vessel that never take their passengers to visitor sites on the islands themselves. All sites visited are strictly diving sites and aquatic-based, by default. This is a huge downside when it comes to getting a chance to see as much of the iconic wildlife as possible during your time in the archipelago!

– Photo by: Derek Keats –

Additionally, these live aboard cruises have a minimum of 4 immersions per day! That’s pretty taxing on your body if you’re doing it for several days in a row (just imagine all that nitrogen intake)! And after all, isn’t the Galapagos Island a paradise we would rather have a chance to relax in and enjoy, at least for a bit?

Travelling with loved ones? Better think twice: if not everyone is as passionate about scuba diving as you, they’ll be stuck on a live-aboard cruise with nothing to do but watch the birds fly overhead and read a good book.

The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel: Perfect for Softcore & Midcore Scuba Divers Looking to Experience Plenty of What the Galapagos Has to Offer

The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offers the best and most convenient SCUBA diving packages in the Galapagos, with 25 different immersions in total. That’s right: you get the comfort of a land-based stay paired with a wide variety of diving sites situated throughout the beautiful island of Santa Cruz. What’s more is that these diving sites offer a similar deal in terms in of the aquatic life that hardcore divers to see and have swimming around them! This includes sea turtles, Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, manta rays and much more!

– Photo courtesy of Scuba Iguana –

Additionally, guests that partake in this style of Galapagos touring will still be able to see plenty of the wildlife on land (check our BIG15 list of iconic species in the Galapagos to see what we’re talking about!). What better way to come back from the Galapagos with pictures of you right next the emblematic blue-footed booby or Galapagos sea lion!

– Photo courtesy of Scuba Iguana –

And at the end of two immersions, what better way to look back on the magic you got to experience than in absolute comfort? No need for having to cope with the constant rocking that’s experienced on a live-aboard vessel – at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, tranquility and serenity are ubiquitous. What’s more is that two immersions per day are a perfect number of dives, allowing you to come back to the hotel with some energy left to partake in any other activities with your family or loved ones – be it by heading into town and checking out the night life or sharing riveting stories over table replete with exquisite cuisine. Because at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, you are more than free to do it your way! Should members of your party not be inclined to SCUBA dive, they will have plenty of stories to share with the wide number of activities we offer that take them to the National Park, have them kayaking, snorkelling and/or checking out numerous other sites. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is the perfect rendezvous point for swapping tales of the magic everyone experienced.

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