Discover Malpelo or the natural paradise of Gorgona Island, one of the best shark diving destinations on the planet, aboard the powerful SeaWolf, a fantastic and uncomplicated dive boat. Although it is not a luxury cruise, this comfortable boat is perfect for diving enthusiasts.
- 8 nights 17 dives
- English and Spanish
- Experienced divers are rewarded with world-class shark action and roller-coaster drift dives onboard the mighty Sea Wolf
- Enjoy the total exclusivity of Malpelo's extraordinary shark reservoir, with only one boat allowed in at a time and 30 dive sites to explore
- Dive with schooling hammerheads, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tips, whale sharks, mantas and eagle rays, free-swimming moray eels, and the smalltooth sand tiger
- The Gorgona itineraries offer whale sharks (July to September) and giant mantas (May to July), as well as a chance to see humpbacks in mating season
- Sea Wolf diving is fantastic all year-round and is best suited to advanced divers who are comfortable with strong currents and changing visibility
Discover Malpelo, one of the best shark diving destinations on the planet, or the natural paradise of Gorgona Island onboard of the mighty Sea Wolf.
A fantastic fuss-free dive boat
While not a luxury cruise, this comfortable liveaboard is perfect for dive enthusiasts. The cabins are split out over three decks, and all have private bathrooms, with cold-water showers. The ship is air-conditioned throughout the nights to ensure a good night's rest, and there are great common areas in which to relax and take in the views.
This shareable Quad Cabin on the upper deck has two sets of single bunk beds, sleeping a total of four guests, and a private bathroom. Max. occupancy: 4 Beds: 4 Bunk. Private bathroom: Yes. Air conditioning: Yes
This Triple Cabin on the upper deck has a set of single bunk beds plus a single bed, sleeping a total of four guests, and a private bathroom. Max. occupancy: 3. Beds: 2 single + 1 Bunk. Private bathroom: Yes. Air conditioning: Yes
This shareable Quad Cabin on the lower deck has two sets of single bunk beds, sleeping a total of four guests. Max. occupancy: 4. Beds: 4 Bunk. Private bathroom: No. Air conditioning: Yes
This Twin Cabin on the lower deck has a set of single bunk beds, sleeping a total of two guests, and a private bathroom next door to the cabin. Max. occupancy: 2. Bunks: 2 single. Private bathroom: No. Air conditioning: Yes
The Twin Cabins on the upper deck have a set of single bunk beds, sleeping a total of two guests, and a private bathroom. Max. occupancy: 2. Beds: 2 Bunk. Private bathroom: Yes. Air conditioning: Yes
All meals, drinks (No Alcohol) and snacks are included in your trip. Experience new flavors every day, and get a taste of authentic Colombian culture. The menus are very varied, but are always based on typical Colombian and Pacific cuisine, and include beef, pork, chicken and seafood accompanied by salads, rice, natural juices and dessert. For vegetarian/vegan divers the menu features vegetables, rice, pasta, etc. (please give notice at time of booking).
Incredible drift diving
The dive deck was designed for flow and ease of use, with plenty of space. Two inflatable Zodiacs ensure ease and safety during diving, and mean that you will be able to reach dive sites that can’t be reached by liveaboard. They're also used to execute drift dives. The amazing crew stand out for their wonderful service. Diving gear is available to rent.
- This fantastic eight-night trip centers around Malpelo Island - the ultimate shark diving destination
- Experienced divers enjoy its exclusivity as only one boat at a time is allowed in this shark reservoir
- Hammerheads, dolphins, mantas, free swimming eels, the famous spotted moray can all be spotted here
- One of the few places in the world where sightings of the short-nosed ragged-toothed shark, a deep water shark, have been confirmed
- Cleaning station visited by scalloped hammerheads and black-tipped reef sharks
- Explore steep walls and caves of outstanding natural beauty, and deep waters with large populations of predators and pelagic species
- Safety briefing, crew introduction, necessary dive paperwork, cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the harbor.
- Journey to the first dive site for a check dive. Please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
- Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseeable factors.
Day at sea
- The day of the departure is a night of navigation in which you can rest and depending on the navigation situation enjoy the different areas of the boat designed for recreation, since it is sailing for about 27 hours.
- Getting to Malpelo early in the morning. First dive of the expedition (7:00am). Then it will be two more dives the same day.
DAY 4 - 7
- Five days of diving, three dives per day.
- Last day of diving, two or three dives according to the weather conditions.
- The boat will leave Malpelo towards Buenaventura
- Unfortunately our trip has come to an end and we have to say goodbye, but we hope to see you again soon!
- Full board, including(see more)
- Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
- Dive guides
- Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip)
- Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
- National park fees 235 Euros
- Tips for the crew
- After booking confirmation: 30% downpayment non refundable
- 90 days before trip start: 100% (balance)
- 30% will be charged if you cancel prior to arrival
- 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival
GOOD TO KNOW
- Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you plan to return home from your trip
- It is your responsibility to review and meet the vaccination requirements and visa/immigration requirements for the countries you're visiting
- Dive accident insurance (to include medical evacuation) is mandatory for everyone who dives: it's your responsibility to have adequate cover in place and to bring your certificate as proof
- All diving passengers must provide their dive certification card and their logbook: you will be unable to dive unless you can prove you meet the boat's minimum certification level
- Dive computers are mandatory: please bring your own or arrange with us in advance to rent one
- Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to dive: some liveaboards require you to produce a medical certificate, often dated under two years or under a year, proving you can dive safely
- Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather conditions and may change in advance, and during, your trip - safety will always come first. Itinerary changes do not give you the right to cancel your trip
- Supplements, government taxes, marine park fees, fuel surcharges, harbour fees, rental equipment and other upgrades are subject to change at very short notice, driven by local conditions, extreme weather, changes to government policy, operator decisions, oil prices etc. Changes are outside our control and you will need to pay any increases. We will endeavor to let you know about any changes as early as possible. A change in these fees does not give you the right to cancel
- We recommend you buy travel and trip cancellation insurance (to include storm coverage where appropriate)
- Ensure you bring suitable electrical adaptors for the country or countries you are visiting
- In case of a rescheduled booking or a rebooking to a new dive operator, any payments made for the original booking are non-refundable. Beyond that the cancellation terms apply
HOW TO GET THERE
The beginning of your trip
- The trip begins in Buenaventura and ends in Buenaventura
- The closest airport is Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Intl (CLO)
- Transfers are not included. You will have to make your own way to the tourist pier in Buenaventura
- You can check in on the boat as of 18:00
- The boat departs Buenaventura in the evening on the same day
- The vessel is equipped with US power sockets
- Towels and soap are included
The end of your trip
- Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the afternoon
- It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
- The boat docks back in Buenaventura between 11:00 and 12:00 on the second to last day
- Check out and disembarkation is around 12:00 on the last day.
- It is Highly Recomended to spend the night of the return in the city of Cali to not have inconvenience of losing flights due to delays on the return trip.
- All trips to Malpelo take place from the port of Buenaventura, you must be at the tourist pier, at approximately 6:00 PM local time, taking into account that from Cali to Buenaventura there is a journey of approximately 2 hours and half land.
- No rental gear available