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Galápagos

Also known as Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Archipiélago de Colón

A province of Ecuador, South America.


Introduction

Simply one of the most notable areas of the world for wildlife both above and below the water.

What You Can See

Famous for pelagics like large schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Sea Lions, Tuna, and much more. Darek Sepiolo's Galapagos video will give you a great idea of what you can hope to see.

When To Go

December to May is the 'Wet Season'. The water is warmer (70-86F / 21-30C) and tends to be a little clearer. Larger schools of Hammerheads, Manta Rays, and Eagle Rays. June to November is the 'Dry Season' and offers cooler water (60-75F / 16-24C) and is a better time of year to see Whale Sharks.

Tips and Tricks

Darwin and Wolf Islands are only accessible by liveaboard.

Cautions

Since currents can sometimes be strong, beginner divers will probably find the diving in the Galapagos a bit challenging. Some operators require advanced certifications.

People who dived here

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Top 10 Dive Sites in Galápagos

#1
Flag of Darwin IslandDarwin Island
#2
Flag of Santiago IslandSantiago Island
#3
Flag of Santa Cruz IslandSanta Cruz Island
#4
Flag of Santa Cruz IslandSanta Cruz Island
#5
Flag of Wolf IslandWolf Island
#6
Flag of Wolf IslandWolf Island
#7
Flag of Isabela IslandIsabela Island
#8
Flag of Wolf IslandWolf Island
#9
Flag of Wolf IslandWolf Island
#10
Flag of Floreana IslandFloreana Island

Top Operators in Galápagos

  1. Red Mangrove Dive Center Santa Cruz Island, South Pacific Ocean
  2. Nautilus Santa Cruz Island, South Pacific Ocean
  3. Scuba Iguana Isabela Island
  4. Galapagos Sub-Aqua Santa Cruz Island, South Pacific Ocean
  5. Dive Center Silberstein Santa Cruz Island, South Pacific Ocean
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