Our dive vessel has a scheduled route that we follow in conjunction with the National Park. As always, the scheduled dive sites we visit are tentative and can change due to weather, National Park recommendation, and the boat captain’s best judgement. It is in our best interest to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and natural environment and all decisions will be based off these factors.
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Advanced dive: Stronger currents with school of hammerhead, Galapagos sharks, spotted Eagle rays, morays eels. This is considered to be one of the better sites in the central region of the Galapagos Archipelago. It is in fact the remains of a crater measuring about 100 meters in diameter and is located to the north of the Plaza islands
the conditions will remind you why the Galapagos is not a beginner diver destination. Surge and current can be strong here and it is often referred to locally as ‘the washing machine’. Yet the marine life seems to love the conditions, as evidenced by the sheer number of creatures. Hammerhead sharks, often seen in impressive sized schools, normally steal the headlines here. However there is a supporting cast including eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, turtles and an exceptional amount of fish.
Punta Cormorant is located on the north coast of Floreana. It is the best place to visit, offers excellent sand beaches of different colors and one of the largest gaps of flamingos in the Galapagos Islands. Punta Cormorant has a volcanic origin has craters that house reefs provide one of the best places for swimming and snorkeling. Ref fish and sharks , sea lions sea turtles Galapagos Gardner eels , sea urchins , star fish , corals , sea horses
Intermediate. Big animals like sea lions, hammerhead and manta rays. The area is not very deep (about 20m) but sometimes there is quite a lot of current. You start from the eastern corner and following the major currents, you dive relatively fast over the rock plateau. Galapagos sharks cruise around and there are fish everywhere. There is a large sandy area at 15m with a large colony of endemic garden eels.
Intermediate. Schools of Garden eels, reef sharks, Eagle rays, and sea lions. This is a sandy islet which lies north to south in a shallow area between Baltra and Seymour. There’s a cleaning station at about 15 m where snappers are in abundance and hammerheads may gather. The large colony of garden eels often has a large field of cushion stars beyond.
Intermediate. Fantastic wall and cave diving. Daphne Minor is next to Islas Daphne and is located in Galápagos, Ecuador. Daphne Minor has a length of 0.9 kilometers.
Champion Islet is located Northeast of Floreana and Southwest of Enderby. Champion is a great place for watching sea turtles, sea lions, schooling fish and coral. Depth ranges from 6 – 40+ meters (20 – 130+ feet) and visibility averages 9 – 24 meters (30 – 80 feet)- Current is moderate and usually comes from the Southeast. Surge is moderate.
Beginner, The platform drops away at about 10 meters deep to a long sandy bottom offering plenty to see. Different types of sharks love to stop here . You may be able to spot hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, White and Black tip reef sharks, Sea lions, Turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, mobula rays, Galapagos eels and barracudas also.
Intermediate, Combining amazing rock formations with some of the best marine species in the area, Bartholomew Point should be on any list of the best dive sites in the Galapagos Islands. Bait balls are sometimes seen in the area. These attract Galapagos penguins (the only penguin found north of the Equator), sea lions, pelagic fish, white-tipped reef sharks and a variety of rays. When you’re not in the middle of a bait ball, you might also see sea turtles, a variety of reef fish, manta rays, and curious hammerheads in the blue.
Intermediate, Perhaps the best intermediate dive in the Galapagos, Cousins Rock is located off the northeast coast of Santiago Island. The dive site offers terraced steps that drop down to a sandy bottom at 130 feet (40 meters). The steps are covered in black corals, which make an excellent habitat for the Pacific Seahorse. Under the overhangs created by the “steps,” white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles and moray eels hang out. Schools of barracuda curiously watch the glint of the scuba tanks, and manta rays and hammerheads are occasionally spotted in the blue. Overall, Cousins Rock is one of the most consistent dive sites in the Galapagos.
Beginner. Located in front of the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, it is a place of calm waters and without current where the test of equipment is made ideal for the introductory dives, suitable for people not certified, where they have a very nice experience with sea lions playing around them, small white-tipped sharks resting in the background, sea turtle, eagle rays, parrot fish and more.
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