Considered one of the best sites in the central region of the Galapagos Archipelago for SCUBA diving, Gordon rocks is a crater around 100 meters in diameter located north of the Islands squares.
An unforgettable diving experienced that is not recommended for beginners. Currents and swells can be moderate to very strong earning this site the nickname of “the washer”. However, experiencing these conditions and the abundance of marine species like the infamous hammerhead sharks schooling in great numbers will leave you wanting more. No two dives are alike so make sure you visit this location several times on your Galapagos adventure.
Island Champion, Floreana
An islet located Northeast of Floreana Island and Southwest of the Enderby. Champion is a wonderful place to see turtles, sea lions, many different species of tropical fish and corals. The average depths range in ranges from 6-40 + meters (20-130 + feet) and visibility from 7 – 20 meters (20-60 feet) Currents are generally mild and usually come from the Southeast.
Located on the Northern coast of Floreana with its volcanic origin this islet has craters that have become good substrate for reefs, making it a spectacular snorkeling and scuba site for all.
The main dive site looks like a shelf of large rocks about 20 meters deep. Galapagos sharks, schools of pelagic fish, and multi colored sponges line the rock wall. Diving conditions vary due to the differing currents and wave heights.
A generally shallower dive, around 20 meters, this site can also have stronger currents at times. Drift dives starting from the far East carry you with the currents allowing you to have amazing sightings of reef and Galapagos sharks. Large schools of fish are commonly spotted and there is a sandy area of 15 meters with a large eel colony.
Mosquera is a bank of white sand located in a shallow area between Seymour and Baltra. Here is the location of a cleaning station around 15 meters depth where there are a great abundance of fish, a large colony of garden eels and the popular hammerhead sharks.