The Galapagos Islands are a magical place to dive and explore. Below the surface of the crystal blue waters you will be enchanted by friendly and playful marine life unique to this part of the world.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world and! Due to the convergence of cold and warm currents, this area hosts a myriad of underwater life for you to enjoy. The oceanic world of the Galapagos was voted best diving in 2000 by Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine and is one of the last places on earth where you can dive with large schools of sharks!
With over 500 species of fish around the islands, 17% of which are endemic, you will be amazed at what you will. At the numerous dive sites on the Galapagos Islands you have excellent chances of seeing a variety of invertebrates, reef fish, eels, rays, sea turtles, sharks, and even Galapagos penguins. This is the perfect opportunity to observe their respective behaviors up close and personal!
Required to dive in the Galapagos Islands is your PADI Open Water certification along with your logbook of dives made within the last 12 months. It also may be required to present a medical certificate confirming you are physically fit to dive. There is no decompression chamber within 1000km and sea conditions can include strong currents and open, cold waters... so be prepared. Be safe and enjoy this lifetime experience!
Diving tours are available from day trips to multi-day trips. On a day excursion you leave in the morning and return to Puerto Ayora in the late afternoon. With a multi-day excursion you stay on the boat with other diving guests and dive during the day.
What is included in the cost of the dive trip varies and depends on the tour, the length of the trip, and the operator. Wet/dry suits are available to rent on the islands, if not included in the tour price.