Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Dive Guide for the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are world-renowned for scuba diving and are often referred to as a ‘bucket list’ item for divers. Chances to encounter unique marine life and explore one of the world’s most pristine underwater echo systems make the Galapagoes a sought-after destination. The group of islands are located in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and are renowned for their rich biodiversity both above and below the water.

The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marine reserve known for their incredible biodiversity. The dive sites are teeming with a variety of marine life including large schools of fish, rays, sea lions, marine iguanas, multiple species of sharks, and unique marine species found only in the Galapagos.

It is important to note that the Galapagoes Islands can have challenging divining conditions. Divers should expect cold water temperatures and the possibility of strong currents at many dive sites. It is recommended that divers have the appropriate certification and experience level to get the most out of diving in this region.

Galapagos Islands Dive Sites

Types of dives in the Galapagos Islands

Boat Salt water Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Drift Snorkel site Wall Wreck Cavern Surge

Water Temperature

When to dive in the Galapagos Islands

Although the Galapagos has a year-round diving season, the best time for diving is generally considered to be from June to November when the Humboldt Current brings cooler, nutrient-rich waters and attracts a higher concentration of marine life.

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