The Humboldt Explorer is 111ft long and has 8 cabins for a total of 16 scuba diving guests. The cabins have air conditioning, private bathrooms, ocean views, and flat screen tv's. They also have a crew of 7, plus two guides and the vessel is based in the Galapagos Islands. You can fly to the islands from Guayaquil or Quito, Ecuador. Enjoy our blog article on these 15-18 main islands; The Galapagos Islands: A Natural Selection for Divers.
This is where the nutrient filled waters of the North Pacific and South Pacific Oceans collide. Therefore, these waters are filled with large pelagics that come here to feed on smaller fish and plankton. Strong currents up to 5 knots, and down drafts make this area unsuitable for scuba diving with less than advanced diver certification and 50-100 logged dives in similar current conditions and using similar dive equipment. In exchange for your accumulated dive knowledge and physical fitness, you may see 28 different species of sharks, and 500 species of fish: 17% of these creatures are only found in these islands. So, just like Darwin, while onboard the Humboldt Explorer, you may view flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, equatorial penguins, and indigenous seals. You may also do up to 19 dives in one of the most exclusive and legendary ecosystems in the world.