- You should take all of the safety indications that your guide will explain very seriously in the briefings.
- Conditions in the Galapagos are so variable that the guides can only make an accurate assessment of the actual conditions upon arriving at the diving site.
- Additionally, conditions may very well change during the dive.
- Before any dive, the company will ask you to sign a waiver of responsibility.
- For you safety, we strongly recommend that you have a valid D.A.N. membership card.
- For safety reasons, the following information is requested about each guest´s diving experience:
- Type of diving license (level and training agency)
- Current number of dives made
- Date of last dive
- Experience with drift and wall diving
- Experience with diving in cold water and with thick wetsuits
- What would the passenger like to see in the Galapagos?
- Some vessels also require a recent medical certificate verifying the diver is fit to dive and/or request that a waiver release be signed prior to diving.
In case of emergencies, there is a recompression chamber in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. It is operated by the Protección Submarina del Ecuador. For their direct services as well as for administration between them and DAN or PADI, they charge USD 2.00 for each dive tank on daily dive tours, and USD 35.00 for live-aboard cruises up to 10 days long. Some vessels may include these fees in the rates while others will need to be paid onboard the vessel.