MALPELO

ABOUT THE DIVE

A year round diving destination for experienced divers comfortable in strong currents. Throughout the year, divers can observe Hammerheads, Silkys, Eagle Rays, Free swimming Moray Eels and massive schools of fish.

28 Dive sites

Wall, Reef, Drift, Pinnacle and Swim Throughs

Currents are variable and can be very strong

Dry Season

January to April

  • Colder water 16 to 18 at thermocline (20m).
  • Reduced visibility (3 to 15) due to the nutrient rich waters.
  • Large schools of hammerheads can be observed close and at shallow depths of 10m or less.

Wet Season

May to December

  • Warmer water 25 to 27 at thermocline (25 to 30m).
  • Improved visibility with clearer waters
  • Large schools of Silky sharks can be observed especially during the early months of the the wet season. Whale sharks, Galapagos sharks and Manta Rays can also be seen during the wet season.

Dive Operations

  • Small groups of only 6 divers or less per guide/RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).
  • Groups dive at separate sites.
  • Dives are made from RIBs. Sites are a short distacnce from the Ferox mooring.
  • All dive gear stays in the RIBs. Cylinders are also filled in the RIBs.
  • All dives are on Nitrox 32%.
  • For safety a McMurdo S10 PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is provided and required.
  • 3 Hot water showers are available for rinsing after dive.
  • Clean towels after every dive.
  • Storage for personal items is provided.
  • Camera table at the dive deck.
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Hot water for tea are always availble.

RIBs

Rigid Inflatable Boats

The Ferox is equipped with 2 self righting Rigid Inflatable Boats. Each is equipped with twin 60HP Yamaha outboards. All are former Fast Rescue Boats that were used in the North Sea. They are models that have been in use by military worldwide. They are equipped with duve ladder, GPS, AIS reciever (automatic identification system for tracking PLB), and VHF radio.

Dive Equipment

  • Nuvair 26 High Pressure Air Compressor (20HP)
  • Nuvair LP420 Nitrox Generator
  • Nuvair Minitech MCH 16 High Pressure Air Compressor (7.5 HP)
  • Cascade system made up of 14 HP cylinders

ITINERARY

DAY

1

Private transport from Cali to Buenaventura (approximately 3 hours). Upon arrival in Buenaventura guests will be transported to the at anchor Ferox. Guests will participate in vessel safety drills.

DAY

2

General Dive Briefing / National Park Briefing / Equipment Set Up.

DAY

3

We arrive at Malpelo, after a dive briefing and safety checks, we will begin dive operations.

DAYS

3-8

The number of days may vary depending on the dates chosen: 3 dives a day.

DAY

9

Two dives before returning to Buenaventura.

DAY

10

DAY

11

Arrival at the port of Buenaventura after approximately 30 hours of navigation. Private transportation to Cali.

PRICES

PRICES DEPENDS ON ROOM PREFERENCE AND THE NUMBER OF DAYS ON BOARD

ACCOMODATION
2021
2022
QUEEN BED CABIN (2 PAX)
USD $10200 - $11500
USD $10200 - $11500
FULL CABIN
USD $5350 - $5950
USD $5350 - $5950
SINGLE CABIN
USD $5200 - $5800
USD $5200 - $5800
SINGLE CABIN (LOWER DECK)
USD $4950 - $5650
USD $4950 - $5650

UPCOMING TRIPS

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