Two to three dives per day are normally offered,
in addition to land excursions. Dive operators offer professional,
bilingual naturalist guides who specialize in
Galapagos flora and
fauna as well as
scuba diving (all guides are certified dive
masters). They also provide state of the art equipment and
dive boats that meet international safety standards.
The mixing of seven major ocean currents makes
the practice of scuba diving difficult. Most of the agencies that
scuba diving will ask you to have a diving certification card
and a recent medical certificate showing that you are fit for
If you don't have experience diving, you can
take a course to learn to do
Galapagos and Ecuador diving cruises
Although being very close to the Equator, water
temperatures range from 16 to 24 degrees Celsius; you must use full wet
(6mm) suits all year around and hoods in the cold season. The new
recompression chamber located in Puerto Ayora, increases the safety standard for divers in the
What is the
Galapagos National Park?
What are the
National Park rules?