• Ecuador
    • Galapagos
Subject Areas
Animal Science Biology Conservation and Preservation Marine Biology Wildlife Sciences

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Price Details
Price is all-inclusive less airfare and Galapagos entry permit.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals
What's Not Included
What's Not Included (Extra)

Galapagos entry permit.

Jul 31, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
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About Program

A two-week program based on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands, students will earn their SCUBA certification, participate in marine fishes research, and explore the beautiful beaches the island has to offer. With half your class time spent in the water and half in the classroom, you'll have ample opportunity to see some of the over 500 species of fish that live in this region. You'll also have lots of time to explore and enjoy San Cristobal with activities like snorkeling around the island, hiking to see iconic birds, relaxing on the beach, and more.

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Program Highlights

  • View wild sea lions and Galapagos tortoises up close
  • Explore the World Heritage Site of Quito, Ecuador
  • Snorkel around "Kicker Rock" with sea turtles and sea lions
  • Learn to SCUBA and earn your diving certification

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Mary Beth
Yes, I recommend this program

Diving Certified!

Diving is no easy feat but the instructors and staff were so helpful and accommodating! I was incredibly comfortable learning to navigate the waters with my group. The tour guides that took us around the island were super knowledgeable and entertaining. Not only do you learn about the abundant marine life you get to participate in snorkel surveys and learn how to conduct research in the water. Plus if you are interested in evolution, this is the best place to go! You learn tons about how animals traveled to the Galapagos and how they have evolved from the mainland. You get to see some of Darwin's finches, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, and even giant tortoises!! One of the highlights for me was seeing two blue footed boobies partake in their mating dance- so cool! Definitely a one in a life time experience.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was working on my advanced diving certification and had to go on a night dive. That was pretty scary for me but my dive instructor was amazing and totally put my fears at easy. It was such a cool experience to be underwater during that time, I'd definitely do it again!
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