Not to get too techy (who are we kidding?) but the Galapagos is
such a special dive destination because of its marine-rich waters,
which exist because the Galapagos sits at the crossroads between
several major ocean currents, creating a totally unique ecology and
huge diversity of marine life (20% of which is found nowhere else
in the world), from schools of hammerheads to whale sharks, fur
seals, marine iguanas and spotted eagle rays. This conflation of
currents means the dive sites in the Galapagos are not always the
most straight forward, but reasonably experienced divers shouldn't
have a problem.
It would be remiss to dive in the Galapagos and not explore
these islands on land. While species like giant tortoises and blue
footed boobies grab most of the headlines, there's a veritable
cornucopia of fascinating wildlife to discover, from bats and rats
to lizards and a whole host of birds.
The key to travelling to the Galapagos is finding the right boat
and guide (which is required) and, having been to the Galapagos on
numerous occasions, the team here at Original Diving will find the
perfect fit for your needs.