The Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean 960km westof Ecuador and form the second largest Marine Reserve in the world.
The primary attractions are the large pelagics, including schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and whale sharks.
The combination of warm and cold water brings sea lions, fur seals, penguins, mantas, eagle and golden rays, turtles and schools of tuna, jack and snapper to the Galapagos Islands. Occasionally there are sightings of whales, marlin, dolphins and orcas.
Most dive trips include thrilling shark dives at remote Wolf and Darwin Islands. There is also the opportunity to snorkel with penguins and marine iguanas.
The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water. Water temperatures range from 18 to 29 degrees Celsius with cooler thermoclines. The diving in Galapagos can be strenuous due to currents and surge, varying water temperatures, limited visibility and changeable conditions.
This trip is recommended for intermediate and advanced divers.