Galapagos Islands

Destination Overview

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands 972 km west of continental Ecuador. Wildlife are their most notable feature, their islands and surrounding waters forming an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. Galapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world to dive and here you will have the opportunity to dive with playful sea lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling hammerhead and whale sharks encounters and be amazed by the clouds of tuna and much more.

Diving Information

The islands that time forgot, and a diving experience you never will.

The “Enchanted Islands” of Galapagos where made famous by the studies of Charles Darwin that became his “Theory of Evolution,” the volcanic islands of Galapagos have been declared a National Park of Ecuador and the second largest Marine Reserve in the world.

The Galapagos Islands National Park features an amazing diversity of indigenous animals, many endemic, which are unusually tame due to lack of predation and many years of protection. This protection must continue to preserve the uniqueness of Galapagos for future generations.

The primary attraction in Galapagos is the large pelagics such as schooling Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, and Whale sharks. Occasionally, there is sighting of Whales, Marlin, Dolphins and Orcas. You will see a rare combination of warm and cold water creatures including Sea Lions, Mantas, Penguins, Ray, Turtles, Moray Eels, and enormous schools of unusual fish. Many of the marine creatures are found nowhere else on earth!

Although located on the Equator, the Humboldt Current brings cold water to the islands, causing frequent drizzles during most of the year. The weather is periodically influenced by the El Niño phenomenon, which brings warmer temperatures and heavy rains.

During the season known as the garua (June to November), the temperature by the sea is 22 °C, a steady and cold wind blows from south and southeast, frequent drizzles (garuas) last most of the day, and dense fog conceals the islands. During the warm season (December to May), the average sea and air temperature rises to 25 °C , there is very little wind at all, although there are sporadic rains as the sun shines.

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