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Galapagos: the world's best diving destination

Galapagos is a diving paradise with large predators, possibly the number 1 diving destination in the world. Galapagos is a mecca for fans of the largest animals in the ocean, those who enjoy being surrounded by dolphins, sharks (up to 8 species of sharks are commonly seen in Galapagos), manta rays and the largest whale sharks you can dive with. Only those who have dived in the Galapagos know why it is the best diving destination in the world.

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What makes Galapagos the #1 dive destination?

Stunning biodiversity

The Galapagos Islands are home to a unique and diverse array of marine species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Diving in the Galapagos offers the opportunity to see an incredible variety of marine life, 8 species of sharks, turtles, eagle rays and many endemic fauna.

Thrilling encounters with the biggest creatures

Divers from all over the world travel to Galapagos in search of the largest animals in the ocean. Encounters with the largest whale sharks in the ocean, numerous schools of hammerhead sharks or giant manta rays are well known. These creatures are guaranteed to be up close and personal. A once in a lifetime experience.

Crystal clear waters

The waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands are some of the clearest in the world, with visibility often exceeding 30 meters. Not only is the scenery magical, but there are few places that can match the visibility.

Fascinating geology

The Galapagos Islands are of volcanic origin and diving here offers the opportunity to explore unique underwater landscapes such as lava tubes, underwater caves and impressive rock formations. These geological formations are home to a wide variety of marine life, making for a truly unique diving experience.

Conservation efforts

The Galapagos Islands are a vital point in the balance of the ocean. Numerous (and costly) conservation efforts are underway to protect the marine ecosystem. By diving in the Galapagos, you are supporting these efforts and helping to promote sustainable tourism practices, ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy this incredible natural wonder.

What is a liveaboard dive trip in Galapagos like?

When is the best time to dive in Galapagos?

Actually there is no best time to dive in Galapagos, they are all good. What you have to keep in mind is that the water in the Galapagos is cold most of the year. It is advisable to wear at least a 7mm hooded wetsuit, but it is not a bad idea to dive with a semi-dry or even a dry suit. You don't want to miss any of the 3 to 4 dives a day and we can get very cold if we are not well equipped.

June to November (dry season): The water is colder, between 16-24 ºC, but there is a greater chance of diving with whale sharks and you can dive with large schools of pelagic fish.

December to May (wet season): The water is warmer, between 21-30°C, and clearer, when sightings of large schools of hammerhead sharks, rays and eagle rays are almost guaranteed.

What certification do I need to dive in the Galapagos?

Galapagos is a very demanding destination and is only suitable for advanced and experienced divers.

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