Malpelo, Columbia

Malpelo Island, Columbia

April 16-25, 2025

From $5000-$5350 (price dependent upon Cabin selection)*

Located more than 300 nautical miles off the coast of Columbia in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Malpelo Island is some of the last really remote adventure diving in the world. This area, situated on the shark highway that connects the Galapagos with Cocos Island, holds an incredible amount of biomass, mostly in the form of huge schools of fish, rays, and sharks.

Dedicated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, the Malpelo Flora and Fauna Sanctuary is a protected jewel of Columbia; in a similar vein as other remote offshore islands in the Eastern Pacific. Additionally, park rules limit the number of yachts to this island to one at a time! Thus, the dive sites are not over run with many divers and yachts, and unspoiled dive sites loaded with fish remain. 

Strong currents cause upwelling in these areas to allow for prolific biomass accumilation, meaning there’s a lot of animals to see! The currents around the island concentrate sharks and pelagics, allowing for incredible viewing and photography. Due to these currents this trip is for advanced divers only!

We’ll be on the M/V Ferox, operated by Columbia Dive Adventures. Safe, robust steel ships with twin engines these yachts also employ their own sewage treatment system as an additional environmental protection. The yacht allows for only 12 guest but boasts 10 separate cabins, allowing for the single diver to have their own cabin. 

We’ll fly into Cali, Columbia and transfer to Buenaventura. Then hop on the Ferox for an overnight transit out to Malpelo. After enjoying six days of the best diving in the world we’ll transit back to Buenaventura. 

What’s included: round trip transfer from Cali to Buenaventura, Nitrox, Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), non-alcoholic drinks, the most experienced dive guides and crew for Malpelo.

What’s not included; international airfare, National Park and Port Fees ($400), transit hotel in Cali (if needed), gratuity, emergency dive accident insurance (required), rental equipment.

Reservation and Payment Information:

A $1500 semi-refundable** deposit per diver is required to reserve a space. Deposits can be made in several easy ways. Credit cards (VISA & MC) may be used with a 3.5% transaction fee, or send your deposit today by check, Venmo, or Zelle and avoid the fee. Please make checks payable to Worldwide Diving Adventures and send to PO Box 1019, Twin Bridges, CA 95735..

Second payment of $3000 is due 9 months prior to the trip (August 15, 2024). Final payment is due 4 months prior to the trip (January 15, 2025). Airfare booked by Worldwide Diving Adventures must be paid upon flight reservation. Cancellations are subject to a $300 processing fee. Price is based on double occupancy. Reservations and payments will be forfeited if full payment is not received according to the schedule. No refunds can be made after December 15, 2024.

**Semi-refundable means the initial deposit will be refunded, minus the service fee, once the cancelled spot has been reserved by a new guest. If the cancelled spot cannot be filled by a new guest the deposit will be forfeited.

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