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Top dive spots in the Galapagos Islands and tips on how to visit them

Top dive spots in the Galapagos Islands

Intro to SCUBA Diving in the Galapagos Islands

If you are an experienced diver looking for a bold new adventure into some of the most vibrant marine utopias nature has to offer, then look no further than the Galapagos Islands. While snorkeling allows casual vacationers the opportunity to witness exciting and colorful scenes around popular coral reefs, SCUBA diving gives more seasoned divers a chance to get up close and personal with some of the true underwater wonders of the Galapagos’ 30+ dive sites.

Best times of the year to dive in Galapagos

Since the wet and dry seasons fade in and out each year, there’s never a bad time to dive; from June to December (“the busy season”) temperatures and the Antarctic Humboldt Current tend to keep the seawater a bit chillier, so cold-water dive equipment is recommended for exposure protection; many divers have found that the January to May off-season hosts more comfortable, warmer water temperatures for deep diving, but you should still bring adequate gear for cold-water dives.

Basic Info
Sea temperature 60°F – 83°F (16°C – 28°C)
Recommended gear 7mm wetsuit with hood, 1.5-2mm gloves with reinforced palms
Equipment Surface Marker Buoy, Dive alerts, Regulators & Tank adapters
Skill level Intermediate – Advanced
Currents Medium to Strong