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Diving the Galapagos

The Galapagos Archipelago is a state belonging to Ecuador and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful diving destinations in the world.

Officially known as the Columbus Archipelago this fabulous array of islands and islets of volcanic origin, of which only 5 are inhabited, are located in the Pacific Ocean some 1000km off the west coast of Ecuador. Interestingly enough it was also the research location for Charles Darwin’sEvolution Theory.

Visiting the Galapagos is like travelling back through time for any scuba diving enthusiast, with isolation comes a perfectly preserved and unchanged environment over thousands of years! The Archipelago has been a marine park since 1959 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978 which was then extended to the entire Galapagos Marine Reserve in 2001.

Remoteness, significant seismic activity as well as ocean currents have greatly favored the development and abundance of this incredible wildlife sanctuary, home to some of the most unique wildlife in the world, and boasting an underwaterecosystem among the richest on the planet.

Large pelagic life such as whale-sharks (July to mid-November), manta rays (from late November to early May), and whales (late July to early October) are the main object of attraction; but the huge schools of hammerhead sharks, playful seals and famous marine iguanas are what really draws divers in from around the world. This is also due to the fact that they can be found all year round in many different places throughout the Archipelago. if you are a macro lover don’t worry you will not feel left out: nudibranchs and seahorses are everywhere!

Galapagos diving is not just for experienced divers as many dive sites around the central islands are accessible to beginners as well as intermediate divers. One of these being Turtle Island (part of Isabella’s Island) also famously known as 'Crescent Moon' which is an ancient crater several kilometers wide.

Nevertheless some of the dive sites around the islands are known to have very strong currents. As well as being a lifetime dream for many a diver, the Galapagos is the Holy Grail of drift diving and deep dives! Some of these legendary dive sites, only accessible by liveaboard are Wolf Island and of course Darwin’s Arch, renowned for their incredible and diverse marine life.

There are some new dive centers who have recently opened and offer high quality diving services at affordable prices. The Galapagos is certainly not one of the cheapest diving destinations you can choose from, however, it will most definitely be by far the most memorable of all!

Diving the Galapagos

The Galapagos Archipelago is a state belonging to Ecuador and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful diving destinations in the world.

Officially known as the Columbus Archipelago this fabulous array of islands and islets of volcanic origin, of which only 5 are inhabited, are located in the Pacific Ocean some 1000km off the west coast of Ecuador. Interestingly enough it was also the research location for Charles Darwin’sEvolution Theory.

Visiting the Galapagos is like travelling back through time for any scuba diving enthusiast, with isolation comes a perfectly preserved and unchanged environment over thousands of years! The Archipelago has been a marine park since 1959 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978 which was then extended to the entire Galapagos Marine Reserve in 2001.

Remoteness, significant seismic activity as well as ocean currents have greatly favored the development and abundance of this incredible wildlife sanctuary, home to some of the most unique wildlife in the world, and boasting an underwaterecosystem among the richest on the planet.

Large pelagic life such as whale-sharks (July to mid-November), manta rays (from late November to early May), and whales (late July to early October) are the main object of attraction; but the huge schools of hammerhead sharks, playful seals and famous marine iguanas are what really draws divers in from around the world. This is also due to the fact that they can be found all year round in many different places throughout the Archipelago. if you are a macro lover don’t worry you will not feel left out: nudibranchs and seahorses are everywhere!

Galapagos diving is not just for experienced divers as many dive sites around the central islands are accessible to beginners as well as intermediate divers. One of these being Turtle Island (part of Isabella’s Island) also famously known as 'Crescent Moon' which is an ancient crater several kilometers wide.

Nevertheless some of the dive sites around the islands are known to have very strong currents. As well as being a lifetime dream for many a diver, the Galapagos is the Holy Grail of drift diving and deep dives! Some of these legendary dive sites, only accessible by liveaboard are Wolf Island and of course Darwin’s Arch, renowned for their incredible and diverse marine life.

There are some new dive centers who have recently opened and offer high quality diving services at affordable prices. The Galapagos is certainly not one of the cheapest diving destinations you can choose from, however, it will most definitely be by far the most memorable of all!

Diving the Galapagos

The Galapagos Archipelago is a state belonging to Ecuador and is undoubtedly ...

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