Here you will find our frequently asked questions and answers. If you still cannot find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

Nitrox is included in the cruise rate.  Nitrox/Enriched Air Certification by a recognized certification/training agency is required to dive with Nitrox on board Galápagos Sky.  Without proof of Nitrox certification, divers will be provided with air fills.  Without Nitrox certification, all dives cannot be completed on Days 3, 4 & 5 at Wolf & Darwin due to recreational Non-Decompression Limits.  Nitrox classes are not offered on board.  Our membrane system generally produces 32%.  Certified Nitrox divers must analyze and log Nitrox mixes and MODs prior to each dive.  Nitrox Analyzers are provided on board. 

✅ Nitrox Certification Cards must be presented to Dive Guides at check-in on board.  

Divers without Nitrox Certification will be required to hire a Private Dive Guide.

Effective October 20, 2022, visitors to Ecuador and the Galapagos are no longer required to present a certification of vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative Antigen or RT-PCR test result.

All visitors must present a Traveler Health Declaration Form.  Alternatively, a digital form can be completed (one per person) https:// declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/  The form must be completed and printed prior to the flight to Ecuador and presented to the airline at boarding. 

We will provide guests with a Full Cruise Credit (FCC) to reschedule their cruise up to 24 months from their cruise departure if either of the following conditions are met:

COVID-19 specific travel restrictions include the following:

  • Ecuador closes its borders or prevents travelers from entering due to governmental guidelines and restrictions on your country of residence.
  • Your country of residence presents you from departing due to their governmental guidelines and restrictions on the entry to Ecuador.
  • Your country of residence, Ecuador or Galapagos has a mandated quarantine.

We recommend that all travelers purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy, preferably CFAR, should you need to cancel for any other reason.

Medical illnesses, including COVID-19, that prevent travel are covered by Travel Insurance. Please check your Travel Insurance policy.

Our most popular question! Truly, Galapagos offers phenomenal year-round diving.  The Galapagos Sky offers liveaboard cruising all twelve months of the year and visits the unbelievable islands of Wolf and Darwin on every trip. There are two “seasons” for Galapagos diving:

WHALE SHARK SEASON (from June to November)

The water is cooler, 60-75°F, 15-24°C.

MANTA SEASON (December through May)

The water is warmer, clearer 68-82°F, 18-28°C

Each diver is required to have Dive Accident insurance. Divers must note the company and policy number on the Application.  The Hyperbaric Chamber donation fee does not cover any medical expenses if needed.  Traditional Health Insurance and Travel Insurance policies do not cover hyperbaric treatment or emergency evacuation caused by the activity of scuba diving.  A Dive Accident policy or rider to a Travel Insurance policy is required.  DAN.og and DiveAssure.com are common Dive Accident Insurance companies that also offer Travel Insurance.  There are many other Dive Accident and Travel Insurance companies offered around the world.  Best to research what is available in your home country.

                       

English and Spanish are spoken on board Galápagos Sky by Dive Guides and Captains.

110/AC 60 cycle Type B (the same as in North and Central America) with some 220 outlets on the dive deck.  The main lounge area and all cabins have Type B outlets.

Taxi service in the Galapagos islands is very inexpensive.  From the airport or hotels to the Main Municipal dock, the charge will be just s few dollars (USD cash only)  Taxis do not take credit cards.

The US Dollar USD – The country of Ecuador uses the US Dollar.  Many small shops and vendors in Galápagos only take cash.  If credit cards are accepted, there is usually a surcharge.   Personal bank checks and Traveler’s Checks are not accepted on board or in the islands.