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Must-See Dive Sites in Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are known for their incredible biodiversity and unique ecosystem, both above and below the water. Scuba diving in the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering the chance to see some of the world’s most fascinating marine species up close. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the top dives in the Galapagos Islands.



schooling hammerhead sharks

Gordon Rocks:

Located off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, Gordon Rocks is one of the most popular dive sites in the Galapagos. This volcanic crater offers a unique landscape with steep walls and a central pinnacle. It’s also known for its incredible biodiversity, with hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, and sea turtles frequently spotted here.


Wolf Island:

Located in the northernmost part of the Galapagos archipelago, Wolf Island is considered one of the top dive sites in the world. This remote island is home to a wide variety of marine life, including whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, and manta rays. The currents here can be strong, making it a challenging dive site for beginners.


Sea Lion

Pillars of Evolution (Darwin’s Arch):

Darwin’s Arch is located off the coast of Darwin Island, in the northern part of the Galapagos. This island is a popular spot for underwater photography thanks to its incredible visibility and diverse marine life. Visitors can see hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks, and schools of colorful fish. In 2021, the famed arch collapsed due to erosion. The island has a new nickname: The Pillars of Evolution.


Cousin’s Rock:

Located off the coast of Santiago Island, Cousin’s Rock is a popular dive site for its impressive array of marine life. Visitors can expect sea lions, eagle rays, sea turtles, and schools of fish at the dive sites. It’s also known for its colorful coral formations and diverse invertebrate life.


Marine Iguanna

Punta Vicente Roca:

Located off the coast of Isabela Island, Punta Vicente Roca is known for its dramatic underwater landscape, with steep walls and large volcanic formations. Visitors can see various marine life here, including Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, and sea horses. It’s also a popular spot for night dives, where visitors can see octopuses and other nocturnal creatures.


Bartolome Island:

Bartolome Island is known for its unique geological formations, including Pinnacle Rock, a popular spot for underwater photography. Visitors can see various marine life here, including white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, and schools of colorful fish.


Conclusion:

Scuba diving in the Galapagos is an unforgettable experience, offering the chance to see some of the world’s most incredible marine life up close. With so many unique dive sites to explore, there’s something for every level of dive. Join us in September 2024 for an unforgettable experience! UPDATE: THE BOAT IS FULL. SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST!

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