A specialist resort is giving diving enthusiasts a unique opportunity of land-based diving in the Galapagos.
Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges is promoting land-based diving over live-aboard expeditions, encouraging divers to explore both possibilities before taking the plunge.
The two forms of diving are the only ways of exploring the magnificent underwater world of the Galapagos, but for many years live-aboard trips were the only way to experience this world.
‘For quite some time, live-aboard diving was the only way to experience the vast undersea world of the Galapagos. Many avid divers stayed away from the islands because they did not want to spend a week stuck on a boat,’ said Hernan Rodas, founder and owner of Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges.
But now, scuba divers can enjoy a multi-island resort stay and take daily dive excursions tailored to individual ability and wishes, the resort owner says.
A land-based diving expedition can offer more land excursions, including wildlife viewing as well as a range of alternative activities.
With upscale waterfront lodges strategically situated on Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana, it is the only company offering high quality accommodations and services on multiple islands in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador.
Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges started offering multi-island lodge-based diving in June 2009 and became a PADI certified resort operation in March 2010.