Malpelo Liveaboard

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Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 7306

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Experience shark diving at its finest from a liveaboard around Malpelo Island, a forbidding Pacific outpost teeming with silkys, hammerheads and more.

Lying over 300 miles off the coast of Colombia, a peak of a large submarine volcanic ridge rises from depths of 4,000 metres to reveal itself as the tiny, solitary rock of Malpelo.

The island is home to a large variety and quantity of marine life including hammerhead sharks (Jan-May), huge concentrations of eagle rays and ‘waves' of silky sharks (May-Aug). Of particular interest to experienced divers there's the chance to encounter the extremely rare small sand toothed sand tiger shark in deep water from Jan-Apr.

Diving in these waters can be challenging and these trips are only recommended for adventurous and experienced divers.

The itinerary below is based on a nine night trip on board the MV Yemaya, the only vessel currently permitted to operate in these waters. Nine, ten and fourteen night trips are available.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Panama
  2. Days 2-3: Set sail for Malpelo
  3. Days 4-9: Dive Malpelo, the Mount Everest of shark diving!
  4. Day 10: Depart Malpelo and make the crossing back to Panama
  5. Day 11: Disembark and begin your journey home
  6. Day 12: Arrive UK

You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Prices based on a berth in a twin-share cabin with shared bathroom.

  • Available*: May to Nov
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,395 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 1 night accommodation in Panama City
    • 9 nights Malpelo liveaboard
    • All meals
    • Six days' diving
    • All transfers


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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