Get to know the Galapagos marine life from another perspective

The perfect opportunity to get to know the underwater world of the islands thanks to the variety of sites in Galapagos for diving.

We have packages with daily dives to the best dive sites, always with the assistance of a certified diving instructor and providing the best security to our passengers.

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Bartholomew

Located near the east coast of the Island Santiago and about 90 minutes away from the Channel of Itabaca, it is a small island famous for its iconic Pinacle Rock.

The current is moderate and the dive starts at an underwater platform with a depth of about 10 meters with a great variety of riff fishes. On the edge of this platform you will find a ravine at 15 meters underwater where you can see different pelagic species.

You can also spot here white tip reef shark, reef fishes, barracudas, turtles, modulas, sting rays and a variety of invertebrates.

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Beagle

Located south of Santiago, it takes you about 90 minutes to reach this diving spot. The currents are moderate and the dive is made at a submarine riff with many corals.

This place is a cleaning station for many species, such as sea l ions, Galapagos sharks, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, barracudas, a variety of invertebrates and probably  lonely hammerhead shark.

Cousins

Located northeast of Santiago, close to the island of Bartolome, you can reach this diving site in 90 minutes from the channel of Itabaca.

The currents are usually not strong and the dive is done at a riff that is home to several endemic black coral species.

This cleaning station usually has visitors like sea horses, barracudas, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, variety of invertebrates. At surface interval penguins can be observed.

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Daphne

This diving spot is located north of Santa Cruz and is an exposed rock only 30 minutes away from the Channel of Itabaca. Its bottom is a mixture of rocks and sand and the currents are moderate all year long.

You will find a small cave (this is not  a cave for  dive)  where  white tip ref  sharks rest,  additionally there is a pinnacle where  you  will  find  a diversity of rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles, coral reef fishes, barracudas, black coral walls and variety of invertebrates.

Floreana

It is located south of Santa Cruz and offers three different diving spots, Champion, Enderby and Cormorant Point.

The average depth is 18 meters and with normal conditions currents are moderate. The dive is done at a riff with many corals and sponges.

It is also a cleaning station where you can spot sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, barracudas, variety of invertebrates.

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Guy Fawkes

Located in front of the northeast coast of Santa Cruz, this place is formed from the rests of two tuff cones that emerge from the ocean. The edges of these cones are shaped like a crescent, protecting the northern edges from the currents of the south.

This diving spot is suggested for divers with intermediate experience, visibility is usually good and the spot is almost always protected from strong currents. The eastern side of the crescent is an abruptly inclined wall covered with black corals.

The marine life here is quite variable, nevertheless you can most likely see razor surgeonfish Yellow snappers, sting rays, white tip sharks, green turtles and moray eels. Sea lions often join our divers to play and keep you company while discovering the many species of fish on the bottom of the ocean, such as angelfishes, puffer fish, damselfish, butterfly fishes and parrotfish.

North Mosquera

This spot is located north of Santa Cruz, between the islands of Seymour and Baltra and is a small island only 25 minutes by boat from the Channel of Itabaca.

With its sandy ground, it rarely has strong currents and has a depth of around 10 meters, offering the perfect home to garden eels and pelagic species. The dive ends at a rocky and sandy spot that connects to the channel of Seymour and where you can see riff fishes and tintoreras rest.

Along the dive you can also see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip reef sharks, white tip reef shark, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, mobulas, Galapagos eel and a variety of invertebrates.

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South Mosquera

Located north of Santa Cruz Island between the Seymour North Islands and Baltra. It is an islet that stands out from the middle of the sea and is located 25 minutes from the Itabaca channel (north side of Santa Cruz Island).

It does not present strong currents. It predominates a reef of 5 meters with a slope of a ravine of 18 meters with black coral and invertebrate mollusks. There is also a submarine ravine from 18 meters with pelagic species.

You will observe hammerhead sharks, black tip sharks, white tip fin sharks, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, reef fish, eagle rays, Galapagos eels and several invertebrate mollusks.

Punta Carrion

It is a tip of Santa Cruz in the northeast with a cliff that submerges into the water down to 30 meters due to erosion. The internal northern side is a channel that diides Santa Cruz and Baltra and with a depth of 12 to 14 meters is the most protected spot to dive.

On the eastern side of this spot, the ocean can be a bit agitated, depending on the winds and currents might be moderate.

This is the perfect spot for thermo climates that offer a good source of food for many species, such as Hammer head sharks, black tip reef shark, white tip reef shark, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, mobulas, and Galápagos eels.

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Rocas Gordon
Minimum of 25 dives of experience logged

Gordon Rocks is located on the northern side of Santa Cruz and offers 2 separate spots for diving.

This rock formation is well known among divers and is suited for divers with experience, due to the strong currents and waves that can be found here.

This famous spot is home to hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eels, barracudas and many invertebrates.

Santa Fe

Only one hour away from Santa Cruz, this diving spot on the southeast side offers two different dives. There are usually almost no currents and the water tends to be clear, ideal for beginners, but also interesting for more experienced divers due to the many animals you might encounter.

At this cleaning station you can spot reef fish, sting rays, eagle rays, turtles, eels, sea lions, white tip sharks and a lots of invertebrates.

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Seymour Channel

Located north of Santa Cruz, it is a 25 minute trip to reach this diving spot. It is ideal for any level of diving experience although sometimes the currents can be strong. It is a riff with a platform which features a great variety of species. The ground is sandy and at a depth of 10 meters. You will encounter plenty of fish and … sharks at the cleaning station.

At the cleaning station you can see sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white and black tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas and a variety of invertebrates.

Seymour Point

This diving spot is located in the north of Santa Cruz about 30 minutes from the canal. Compared to Seymour Channel, this spot is more challenging. Its grounds are rocky with small caves in 12 meters depths which turtles, rays, or sharks use as resting places. The currents are slightly stronger and the dive is a mixture where you dive near the coast, progress to deeper waters to search for … animals, and finally reach a platform where …. Sharks play with the currents and a cleaning station is located.

You can observe sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, hammerhead sharks, mobulas, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eels, barracudas and invertebrates.

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Darwin and Wolf

These islands are in the north of the archipelago. They are renown as divers’ favorite spots all around the world. Due to the long distance between them and the main islands which makes it impossible to visit them with a day trip, Darwin and Wolf can only be reached by cruise ships. Divers should be experienced with at least 30 dives in order to explore these spots.

You can observe  trumpetfishes, parrotfishes, bigeye trevally, barracudas, surgeonfish, angelfishes,  eagle rays. You will also see turtles and Galapagos sharks, dolphins, sting rays. You will be able to dive with whale sharks and hammerhead sharks.

Los tiempos de distancia son aproximados y pueden variar dependiendo condiciones climáticas u otros factores externos.