Scuba Diving Galapagos Islands
Dive one of the seven underwater wonders of the world!
Diving Galapagos: A world class dive destination, Galapagos is listed as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world! If you wish to dive in Galapagos with numerous schools of hammerhead, galapagos sharks, oceanic whitetip, dolphins, whale sharks and whales, you must be sure you visit the northern most islands of Wolf and Darwin. On most Galapagos dive sites you will be escorted by playful sea lions. Other opportunities to spell bind you will be with sea turtles, penguins, eagle rays, groupers, schools of shiny bait fish, and very unusual species such as the red-lipped batfish.
The Galapagos Archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles west of Ecuador. There are 19 main islands and many smaller islands. Due to their isolation they remained undisturbed for millions of years and this resulted in the evolution of a number of uniquely individual ecosystems, with many species found no where else in the world. The giant Galapagos Tortoises and marine Iguana are the most famous.
Charles Darwin, visiting the islands as a young man in 1835 while serving as a naturalist aboard the British ship HMS Beagle, was inspired to develop his revolutionary "Theory of Evolution".
Today the Galapagos Islands remains a living laboratory of evolution where birds and other animals have no fear of man. These incredible islands harbor the rarest species known. This is a haven for those interested in natural history, wildlife or ecology will find a visit to the Galapagos Islands truly extraordinary.
The combination of land walks and diving will offer the Galapagos Island visitor the ultimate in a travel experience.
Your land walks on the various islands will award you with Blue footed, Red footed and masked Boobies, flightless Cormorants, land and marine iguanas, Galapagos Tortoises, sea lions, waved Albatross, lava lizards, mockingbirds, red billed tropic birds, swallow tail gulls, flamingos, penguins, frigate birds, fur seals, Darwin's finches and many bird species.