Category: Diving in Ecuador

Diving in Galapagos, Ecuador, is one of the best in the Americas, with famous diving spots such as Darwin and Wolf, Isabela and San Cristobal. Some of the most famous dive sites include Darwin’s Arch, Punta Vincente Roca, Gordon Rocks and Kicker Rock. The Galapagos Islands are a great destination for scuba divers who love shark diving. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving on the mainland of Ecuador, in Puerto Lopez, where you can go diving in Isla de la Plata.

The marine life in the Galapagos is mostly about hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles and sea lions. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 7 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from November to July. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Ecuador. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourite dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, the Galapagos Islands is a higher budget destination, so save up accordingly.

Diving in Galapagos - hammerhead shark

Diving in the Galapagos: a first-timer guide

The Galapagos Islands are a dream, a promise, an overwhelming expectation. The Galapagos Islands deliver. But don’t believe it will come easy. The Galapagos are the Olympics of scuba diving. You’ll face turbine-like currents and chilling water temperatures. The diving conditions of the Ecuadorian archipelago of the Pacific will test all your diving training. Honestly, I didn’t feel 10 years was too much to