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Galapagos diving trips are magnificent all year round, the currents are strong and cold , it is bathed for the cold Humboldt current, which is mainly the reason why the marine fauna is abundant, you can see large groups of Hammerhead sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, you can also have the possibility to watch whales, the whale shark., hundreds of dolphins . The visibility is often depending on the site, because of the currents bringing lots of nutrients and high nutrient water is low in visibility. Visibility can be sometimes as low as 10 feet and as high as 100 feet . It varies between dive sites and with the time of day, sometimes It can even change suddenly during the dive. Normally the Northern Islands tend to have a higher visibility, than the Southern Islands.

Before you dive in Galapagos you should be completely comfortable in the water and comfortable with all aspects of your equipment. Having experience diving in cold water with a thick wetsuit with a hood and/or diving in strong currents is very helpful. The southern Itineraries are the best option for divers traveling with non divers, because they will enjoy more of the land animals, with more excursions and swimming, snorkeling .

The Northern Itinerary, is mostly for experienced divers, who will enjoy more the dives specially in Wolf and Darwin, normally it will be 3 or 4 dives a day, because there are no land visits on those 2 islands, there are the best dive sites, but the distance from the nearest island is over 100 miles, normally it takes around 12 hours sailing time, within this Itinerary there are less land visits, and not as many islands as with the Southern Itinerary.

In general, while underwater you can see such a rich marine fauna, also on land you can also see land iguanas, marine iguanas, mask boobies, red foot boobies, blue foots, albatrosses, many different kinds of sea birds, flamingos, giant tortoises in their own habitat, animals who don’t have any fear of man, it is a very wide open natural ecosystem.

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Galapagos waters are cool, the islands provides as many surprises as it does on land. The sharks are friendly, playful sea lions , you can observe penguins diving with marine iguanas, Most people book their diving holiday as a complete package on a live-aboard boat, although a recent development offers land-base dive operations . all dives are coordinated by a diving guide, who is licensed by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Naval authorities to lead underwater excursions.

We also can assist you with our Panama yacht agent partners, and as tour operators, we also offer naturalist tours and Galapagos diving trips (Live aboard Yachts), individuals, land base trips with hotels, groups or individuals trips. We work with different Yachts , cruise ships and hotels, giving you the best option for a customized tour

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