Diving in The Galapagos Islands - Galapagos Cruises and Ecuador Travel - Go Galapagos

Dive: become one with a biodiversity hotspot

Most divers consider the Galapagos Islands, the best diving experience of their careers. Diving in the Galapagos Islands is to become one more species on the underwater blue ecosystem.

The massive amounts of sharks that swim on the Galapagos waters, the feeding frenzies to be witnessed in several locations, the playful sea lions and the diverse volcanic formations, make this location a unique diving experience.

This is an optional activity for certified divers, which you can enjoy during our cruise tour. The diving experience is the most rewarding complementary activity for those who know the secret of the underwater world.

The archipelago could be divided into four regions: The Northern part, where the water is usually warmer than the rest of the islands due to the influence of the closer Panama Flow. The Southern region, that stays cold during nine months of the year. The Eastern part, which also follows the cold/hot pattern of the year, and the Western region, that has the local influence of a sub-surface cold water current, the Cromwell Current.


Diving Seasons

Hot/Wet season: This period has warmer water temperatures generally fluctuating in between 68 to 77°F (20-25°C). January through April can even push up the temperatures as far as 81 or 82°F (27-28°C). At this time, a 4 mm wetsuit would be enough for almost all locations. However specific currents keep the temperature low in some locations.

Cold/Dry season: Water temperatures are usually 66 to 73°F (19-23°C). This season is often referred to as ‘Peak Holiday Season’.