The best diving sites in the Galapagos

The best diving sites in the Galapagos

Galapagos; situated in the Pacific Ocean, in Ecuador; is an archipelago of volcanic islands with a large number of endemic species above and under the water.

Those who are dreaming of discovering hidden creatures may think of traveling to Galapagos. Diving is one of the most adventurous activities that deeply interest people who come to this archipelago. It gives great opportunities to experience amazing underground creatures.

The best diving sites that you should not miss while traveling in Galapagos

  • Gordon Rocks - Santa Curz Island

This is included is the best diving sites that inspire many divers in Galapagos. Many kinds of underwater animals can be found in this site. The ocean's bottom is characterized by colorful overview that makes diving really exciting.

Among the best creatures that divers can discover while swimming are: Mantas, Eagle Rays, Marbled Rays, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, King Angelfish, Barracudas, Jacks, Turtles, Hieroglyphics Hawkish, Flag Cabrillas, Blennies, Cardinalfish, Stingrays, Wrasse , Sea Lions, King Angelfish. 

  • The Bartolome Point - Bartolome Island

Most of the famous unusual animals that make Galapagos are found in this site. It is considered as one of the most interesting for diving sports.

The waterfront view is characterized by rocky hills covered by light bushes. There is also a unique peak really close to the water. The commonest species that divers discover in Bartolome Island are: penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, fish, turtles, modula rays, barracuda, iguanas, stingrays, whitetips sharks. 

  • Isabela Island

Isabela Island is really amazing and fascinating. It is among the best of Galapagos. Described by amazing rock formations, turquoise Ocean and green landscapes where a great number of unusual species enjoy their life.

The site is full of interesting fauna and flora all over the surface, but it is also deeply filled in amazing underwater creatures. This is the reason why many divers are really interested in taking underwater tour in this location.

While diving, you can expect to meet the following amazing creatures: Mantas, King Angelfish, Bumphead Parrotfish, Stingrays, Eagle Rays, Blue Chin Parrotfish, Sea Turtles, Galapagos Sheephead, Grey Grunts, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, Galapagos Groupers, BarberfishHarlequin Wrasse, Tuna, Barracuda and some others. 

  • Wolf Island

This is a tiny wild island but covers a large number of interesting things. The place is mainly built by calm blue wayer, cliffs and small green land inhabited by wild birds. It is more interesting under the water.

This is due to several creatures that live in the sea area of the island. The reason why divers pay attention to Wolf Island is its richness in underwater fauna and flora.

Among the best creatures that this site keeps are: hammerheads, silkies, eagle and mobula rays, bluefin tuna, turtles, dolphins, Galapagos shark, and thousands of reef fish.

Discover the amazing creatures of the world

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