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Galapagos activities, Diving

Diving in Galapagos is one of the most rewarding experiences water. Considered as one of the best dive destinations in South America and the world. Here you can find a huge amount of animals in quantity and variety that will not find anywhere else, where they can be observed so closely without interrupting your lifestyle and peace of mind to these unique animal species.

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  • Difficulty:Beginner / Moderate
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  • Route:Undefined
  • Minimum age:None
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  • Season:All year
  • Equipment used:Diving mask
  •  Compressed air tank
  •  Brevet and dive log
  •  Snorkel
  •  Fins
  •  Gloves
  •  Regulatory and instruments
  •  Diving suit
  •  BCD (jacket)

 

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Diving en Galapagos

The dive sites in the Galapagos Islands are undoubtedly some of the best worldwide.

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is a unique adventure. The diving conditions are governed by the confluence of six ocean currents, which allow us to appreciate the greater diversity of marine species, many of them endemic.

The Galapagos Islands is the second largest marine reserve in the world where streams converge cold of Antarctica and the warm waters of the tropics. Here mixtures of these waters create an ideal environment where the cold and warm water species coexist.

It is home to over 500 species of fish and an impressive number of large animals sea lions, rays, eels and turtles are seen in almost every dive. With 27 species, including hammerhead sharks and the huge whale shark.

All these factors combine to make the Galapagos an unforgettable experience for divers.

Galapagos has nearly 30 dive sites in the islands: Santa Fe, Floreana, North Seymour, Gordon Rocks, St. Kitts, Spanish, Isabela, Pinzón, Santiago and Marchena. The experienced divers prefer the northern islands as Darwin and Wolf.

The best dive sites in the Santa Cruz Island are close to the bay of Puerto Ayora is Caamaño Islet, La Lobería, Punta Estrada and Punta Carrion.

Also a boat trip about an hour, you'll find an amazing dive site, Gordon Rocks, just east of the islands Places. There you can dive with large schools of hammerhead sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and thousands of fish.

Another favorite place for tourists is the North Seymour Island, where the main attractions are the sharks.

The diving centers in the Galapagos Archipelago trips can be arranged for a day or even for a week.

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Actividades en Galapagos, Diving

 

 

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