The Galapagos islands, spread across the equator in the Pacific Ocean, are most iconic for their starring role in Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Above and below the waves visitors can expect a wildlife experience unlike any other.
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.