Scuba Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos diving

Galapagos Islands feature about 30 dive sites, a combination of which can be accessed on one to two week charters. All charters are pre-approved by the Ecuadorian National Park Service.

Two to three dives per day are normally offered, in addition to land excursions. Dive operators offer professional, bilingual naturaliScuba diving in the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos divingst 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 offer scuba diving will ask you to have a diving certification card and a recent medical certificate showing that you are fit for diving.

If you don't have experience diving, you can take a course to learn to do it.

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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 archipelago.

What is the Galapagos National Park?

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