I Dive in te Galapagos Islands

Coral reefs,Guest Posting marine lions, golden lines, eagle rays, sting rays, spineless, eels gardeners, turtles, marine iguanas, sharks, hammer sharks, whales, whale sharks, fish pelagic and many more are part of the marine horizon in the Galapagos marine reserve. It is not surprising that, year after year, this place has been chosen one fo the best among the diving places around the world. There are very few places in the world -or none – where a whole archipelago has gotten rid off the commercial fishing completely and allow the lovers of the nature to submerge and to be witness of the action that spreads in the clean and deep waters of the Pacific. Diving can be practiced in the Galapagos Islands but it will require some experience from behalf of the diver, it is not recomended for beginners. Rather we recommend it to the plungers with a half or advanced level, mainly in certain areas. The diving tour operators will inform you of the peculiar conditions of the moment and they can also advise itineraries less complicated and more appropriate for beginners. The diving conditions in the Galapagos Islands are considered among of medium and discharge difficulty, taking into account the currents, the depth and the structure of the diving places, the temperature and the fauna. The temperature range of the marine surface varies between 18ºC and 30ºC. The months between September and November are the coldest, and between February and April the warmest. The “termoclinas” becomes present between the 10 and 30 meters deep, and in them, the temperature can descend between one and five Celsius degrees. The diving tour operators in the Galapagos Islands provide the suits, diving gear, guides, transportation and insurance.

Komodo Island diving
Scuba diving in Komodo
Scuba diving Komodo
diving Komodo
Komodo Island Scuba diving
Scuba diving Komodo Island

If you dive in the islands, you will probably meet with currents consider medium to strong. Medium currents are those that go between one and three knots (between 2 and 6 kilometers per hour, or 1 and 4 miles per hour), and for strong currents are those higher to three knots (more than 6 kilometers per hour, or more than 4 miles per hour).

If suddenly you are in an unexpected current, relax, keep a positive attitude and return to the ship. If you dive in-group, stay together. During the rainy season (July to December), the Humboldt Current comes from the southeast. In the warm season (January to June) it arrives to the Galapagos the Panama current, coming from the northeast.