Galapagos Islands Diving Tours
Diving in the Galapagos is a magnificent experience, one that cannot be missed. These tours will take you to some of the most distinct locations in the world for diving. Experience the marvels beneath the Galapagos surface with our highest recommended Galapagos Diving cruises available.
The Galapagos Islands are known as one of the best places in the world to go diving. Due to its abundance of unique marine life, diving in the Galapagos is an experience that is like no other. The waters are crystal clear and full of life. Don't miss your opportunity to dive in the most bountiful waters of the world.
Our boats were selected for their outstanding service and tours. Each diving cruise offers plenty of dives so there is more than enough time for you to witness all the marine life and unique volcanic geographic formations first hand. In addition, all diving boats provide excellent opportunities for rest and relaxation much needed after the exciting dives.
Galapagos Diving Boats & Cruises:
Diving cruises in the Galapagos have just as many options as other Galapagos Cruise categories. The only difference between the other cruise classifications is that these particular cruises were created specifically for diving and provide similar excursions throughout various itineraries. There are diving yachts made for all budgets and experience levels from first class to mid-range such as Astrea, Galapagos Master, and Galapagos Sky.
We offer several boats to you that have diving tours:
Hotel Based Galapagos Diving Tours:If you would like to go diving in the Galapagos, but don´t want to spend the entire time diving or on a boat, then we suggest one of our diving tours combined with land tours through our hotels. These tours are excellent alternatives. The tours are a great opportunity to experience diving in the Galapagos, stay in a great accommodation, and see the main sights of the Galapagos Islands. We have different tours based on your needs, with diving and exploration of the Islands through land excursions, a tour with one of our hotels will truly be an adventure.
Red Mangrove HotelA perfect setting for any holiday. Arriving through a canopy of red mangroves to the entrance creates a sensation of entering an idyllic paradise.
Fiesta HotelFiesta Hotel is located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Fiesta Hotel offers impeccable service during your stay with a qualified team.
Silberestein HotelThe Hotel Silberstein is located in Puerto Ayora. It was opened by a German family who came to the islands at the beginning of the century.
Angermeyer HotelA first class guesthouse strategically located across the Bay with splendid views to town and the interior of Santa Cruz Island.
Best places to go Diving in the Galapagos:Diving in the Galapagos is a magnificent experience, one of the best places for diving in the world. To make sure that you can get all there is out of your diving experience in the Galapagos, we have prepared for you the best places to go diving at, as well as all other need to know information about diving in the Galapagos and our tours.
|ISLAND||DIVING SITE||ANIMALS THAT YOU COULD SEE:|
|SANTIAGO||GORDON ROCKS (Walls)||MORAYS, SEA LION COLONY, WHITE TIPPED SHARKS, GALAPAGOS SHARKS, ENDEMIC GALAPAGOS FUR SEALS, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS REEF FISH EAGLE RAYS, GOLDEN RAYS, PELAGIC FISH, INVERTEBRATES, STING RAYS|
|WOLF||SHARK BAY, THE PINNACLE, LANDSLIDE, THE ELEPHANT||GALAPAGOS SHARKS, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, WHALE SHARKS, JACKS, EAGLE RAYS, MANTA RAYS, WHITE MOUTH AND ZEBRA MORAYS, TRUMPETFISH, CORNETFISH, RAINBOW RUNNERS, BARRACUDAS, TUNA, WAHOO, BACALAO, SALEMAS AND MARINE TURTLES.|
|DARWIN||THE ARCH||DOLPHINS, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, CREOLEFISH, RAINBOW CHUB, BIGEYE JACKS, MOORISH IDOLS, MACKERELS, BLUE AND GOLD SNAPPERS, MEXICAN HOGFISH, CORNETFISH, TRUMPETFISH, PARROTFISH, PANAMIC GREEN MORAYS, TURTLES, FLOUNDERS AND OCTOPUSES.|
|PLAZAS||PLAZAS||JUVENILE BARRACUDAS, WRASSES, MOORISH IDOLS, SEA LIONS, SHARKS, DAMSELFISH, BUTTERFLY FISH.|
|NORTH SEYMOUR||NORTH SEYMOUR||HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, JACKS, MANTA RAYS, MARBLE RAYS, MARLINS, SEA LIONS, SCHOOLS OF REEF FISH, STINGRAYS, BOOBIES|
|NORTH SEYMOUR||SEYMOUR THE CHANNEL||ENDEMIC GARDEN EELS, GALAPAGOS SHARKS, WHITE-TIPPED REEF SHARKS|
|BLUE STRIPPED SNAPPERS, SEA STARS, MANTA RAYS, CREOLE FISH, CARDINAL FISH, GREEN TURTLES, ALMACO JACKS, SEA URCHINS, EAGLE RAYS, SEA LIONS, YELLOW TAILGRUNTS, SHARKS, MARINE TURTLES, LARGE FLAG CABRILLA|
|FLOREANA||CHAMPION ROCK (Wall)||GREEN TURTLES, SURGEONFISH, HAWKFISH, SALEMA, STINGRAYS, PACIFIC SEAHORSE, SHARKS|
|FLOREANA||ENDERBY||STINGRAYS, BARRACUDAS, EAGLE RAYS, SHARKS|
|SANTIAGO||COUSINS ROCK||SEA LIONS, FROGFISHE,S SEA HORSES, HAWKFISH, NUDIBRANCHS, MANTA RAYS, WHITE-TIPPED SHARKS, EAGLE RAYS, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, MOBULA RAYS, SALEMAS|
|NORTH SEYMOUR||MOSQUERA (Wall)||SNAPPERS, GRUNTS, GARDEN EELS, MANTAS, SEA TURTLES, WHITE-TIPPED SHARKS, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, EAGLE RAYS, TROPICAL FISH, SEA LIONS|
|JACKS HAMMERHEAD SHARKS TURTLES REEF SHARKS WHITE-TIPPED REEF SHARKS CREOLE FISH GRUNTS HAWKFISH KING ANGLEFISH FILEFISH ENDEMIC GARDEN EELS|
|SANTA CRUZ||ACADEMY BAY (Great for night dives)||REEF FISH, TURTLES, SEA LIONS, STINGRAYS, MARINE IGUANAS, EAGLE RAYS, WHITE-TIPPED REEF SHARKS, MORAYS, GOLDEN EELS, GOLDEN RAYS, INVERTEBRATES|
|SANTA CRUZ||CAAMAÑO ISLET (Academy Bay)||SEA LIONS, TROPICAL FISH, MARINE IGUANAS|
|SANTA CRUZ||PUNTA ESTRADA
(Sea Turtle Canyon, Academy Bay)
|SEA LIONS, STING RAYS, MARINE IGUANAS, GOLDEN RAYS, GREEN SEA TURTLES, WHITE-TIPPED SHARKS|
|SANTA CRUZ||EL BAJO SOLMARN AND PUNTA NUÑEZ CLIFFS (Wall, Academy Bay)||STINGRAYS, WHITE –TIPPED SHARKS, MORAYS, TURTLES, EAGLE RAYS, TROPICAL FISH|
|SANTA CRUZ||ISLA SIN NOMBRE||SCHOOLS OF PELAGIC FISH, MULITCOLORED SPONGES|
|DAPHNE||PIEDRA AHOGADA||PIECES OF MACHINERY AND LEAD BOMBSHELLS LEFT OVER FROM WORLD WAR II U.S. NAVAL BASE IN THE GALAPAGOS.|
|FLOREANA||PUNTA COMORANT||STILTS, GREEN SEA TURTLES, SHOREBIRDS, PINTAIL DUCKS, STING RAYS, GOLDEN COWRAYS, WHITE-TIPPED REEF SHARKS, LIGHTFOOT CRABS|
Galapagos Water Temperature:The water temperature tends to vary depending on the time of year. Water temperature is colder in the months June to November because this is the rainy season in the Galapagos and the rain tends to bring colder waters, therefore water temperature during this time ranges from 65°F (18°C) to 75°F (24°C). From May to December water temperature is warmer due to El Niño which brings a warm current; and thus warmer
waters. Water temperature during this time ranges from 70°F
(21°C) to 80°F (26°C).
The Best Time to go Diving in the Galapagos:The best time to go diving in the Galapagos is from June to November, this when the most marine life can be seen. However, water temperature tends to be a little cold during this time period as well.
Which is better, a diving tour or a land based program with diving tours?Both are great options, diving tours are just as they sound; all about diving. You will have the opportunity to dive at the best spots in the Galapagos Islands and see the amazing mammals. A land based program with diving tours is a great option as well because you will have the opportunity to see the main attractions of the Galapagos Islands as well as dive in some of the best spots in the Galapagos. If your goal is to strictly do some diving in the Galapagos, then we suggest a diving tour on one of our boats. If you want to see the Islands
as well as have the opportunity to do some diving we suggest
a tour with one of our hotels.