Diving the Galapagos Islands gives you the opportunity to experience everything from sharks to nudibranchs and more. The islands are best known for amazing shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands.
WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN GALAPAGOS
Schooling hammerheads with Galapagos and Silky sharks too
Currents and cooler water bring in schools... of all sorts!
Out of this world land based excursions in Ecuador and Galapagos
Winter average of 15°C / 60°F
Summer average of 23°C / 75°F
Rainy season December to May
Flights from LONDON to ECUADOR 9 hours
GMT - 6 hours
No visa requirement
National Park fee and Tourist Card
purchase required on arrival
Diving in Galapagos
Diving the Galapagos Islands will include interaction with Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, and schooling hammerheads. Turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays and sea lions are very common and between June and November - whalesharks are often seen.
The islands are the underwater photographers dream! Macro photographers can get their fill of seahorses, blennies, hawkfish and nudibranchs of all sorts. The abundance of rays including spotted rays, mobula rays, golden rays and stingrays along with sea lions and schools of grunts and snapper are ideal for the wide angle photographer. The variety of life is unlike any other!
Best suited for advanced divers with 100 or more dives, diving the Galapagos Islands can be challenging. Currents can range from 1 to 5 knots and the water temperature ranges from 15 to 24 depending on the time of year. A 5 or 7mm suit works for most divers with gloves and hoods recommended.
Liveaboards give you the best experience in the Galapagos and diving is done from a panga with an easy backward roll into the water. After the dive, your kit is lifted back into the boat and divers can board using a ladder or with assistnace from the side of the boat
Sharks, rays, whalesharks,
mola molas and marine iguanas! All the weird and wonderful can be found here!
21 to 24°C / 70 to 75°F
10-25m / 30-80ft