Following the success of our first comprehensive rebreather trip to the Galapagos in 2013, we are now organising the next bi-annual trip for September 2015. These trips represent the pinnacle in aquatic interaction on closed circuit rebreathers in the Galapagos and offer unique encounters unavailable on open circuit scuba.
This amazing experience is now made available to a very limited and select group of divers. The Galapagos archipelago is a world famous hotspot for observing marine mega fauna, especially sharks. The use of rebreather technologies provides great opportunity for very close wildlife experiences in the islands.
In the Galapagos hundreds of hammerhead sharks and rays cruising overhead, while big schools of Galapagos sharks wonder very close, can be the fore playing scene for a bus sized whale shark to appear out of the blue…
This is a reason why many diving enthusiasts and underwater imaging specialists come every year. But very few of the regular tourists will ever have the opportunity to witness this world patrimony national park in its perfect silence. If the experience is amazing enough in Open Circuit imagine it with the bubble less and quiet and moist environment a rebreather provides.
From September 7th to 14th, 2015 a rebreather oriented expedition to the Galapagos Islands is being organized by PADI Course Directors and Technical Instructor Trainers Andy Phillips and Jorge A. Mahauad. The specialized trip is supported by Galapagos Rebreathers.
Organizers have chartered Humboldt Explorer, a 35 meter steel hulled licensed live-aboard vessel with capacity to accommodate 16 divers in 8 air-conditioned double occupancy cabins with private bath and showers. A comfortable dive deck and a camera table are available for all divers. Social areas include a partially covered sundeck with Jacuzzi, ample seating space and a salon including a lounge and dining area.
Galapagos Rebreathers will provide an expedition technician to operate boosters and deliver high pressure oxygen. Granular or pre-packed CO2 absorbent, on board steel 2 or 3 liter rebreather cylinders with in line style valves and 6 liter aluminum bailout cylinders with DIN convertible valves and stage / sidemount rigging will be available for all rebreather divers.
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