Santa Cruz (Galapagos) –
We get up and start packing – we have to leave early this morning. After having a short breakfast we make our way to the dive center. From here we continue by taxi to the narrow strait of Baltra. The equipment is already on the boat there.
On the way we chat a little with the two women who are accompanying us and it turns out that they emigrated here. The topic about the enormous price differences to the mainland is especially interesting: The people on Galapagos can afford the prices because they also earn more here. As far as the tourists are concerned, it seems however, that the masses are only partly kept away. We also get some advice for the planning of our last day on the island. Jill suggests to stop at a bakery on the way. The best sweet pastries of the island are said to be available here. I won’t say no to this as well . We two buy all kinds of things for the divers and the crew – it feels like there is everything you could wish for in sweet cakes and pastries.
Our boat is already waiting for us at the ferry port to Baltra. Altogether we seem to be 10 people plus captain – so it’s quite relaxed. After a short introduction we split into 2 groups. One more experienced diver and one having done fewer dives are a buddy team. Alright.