A spectacular example of evolution, scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands cannot be duplicated nor replicated. Diving the incredible water surrounding the 120 islands that make up the area known as the Galapagos is a showcase of the rainbow of marine life that lies beneath the ocean’s surface. The scuba diving vacations Galapagos offers ensure you are immersed in the full diving experience.
Located 1,000 kilometers from the Ecuadorian Coast, the Galapagos Islands, and the marine life that surrounds them, have been protected for many years. This creation of a protective reserve has allowed the ecosystem to flourish. The natural habitat is vibrant and healthy, offering opportunity for the full cycle of life to play out. The islands are perfectly situated to be at the epicenter of sea water confluence. Within this specific section of the world three different ocean currents come together to create the perfect storm of nutrients to allow a literal plethora of species to flourish. The combination of a rich food source as well as the island’s isolation has given chance for the development of unique underwater and land animals that make for an amazing scuba diving vacation.
Under water the world is diverse in species. From bizarrely shaped scalloped hammerhead sharks sweeping their wide heads back and forth as they patrol to magnificent manta rays opening their mouths wide as they masterfully scoop up huge quantities of plankton, diving in the Galapagos is like taking a journey in a time machine. There are certain species that seemingly stepped straight from prehistoric times and others that appear to be so alien that they could have been created on some far-flung planet.
Galapagos liveaboards are an exceptional way to take full advantage of coming face to face with the spectacular array of animal and plant species, many found nowhere else in the world. Penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, golden rays, mantas and turtles are just of a fraction of the marine creatures you’ll see at dive sites off Seymour, Santiago, Santa Cruz, Darwin and Wolf Islands. The Galapagos are also known for pelagics such as schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and whale sharks. Short-finned pilot whale, humpback whales and sperm whales are also regularly sighted.
Galapagos diving is a scuba vacation that requires know-how. The scuba diving vacations Galapagos cater to divers of with some experience. We are experienced in helping you create a diving trip that is custom fit to your diving needs. As there are challenging scuba conditions in the Galapagos region due to the strong currents and changing water temperatures, it is vital to work with a reputable company like Scuba Dive Asia. We are here to make certain that your Galapagos scuba diving vacation is a joyful memory for years to come.