A Guide to Diving in the Galapagos

Diving Galapagos Islands

As tourism is very new to the Galapagos diving here is amazing and marine life will be as facsinated by you as you are by them.

Diving cruises to Galapagos are extremly popular but you will need to be of a good standard to book a trip, this destination is well know for having stong currents and surges so you will need to be confident in your own skills and have a number of dives under your belt. Galapagos liveaboard diving experiences can be booked all year round.

Diving in the Galapagos really isn't like anywhere else on the planet and as there are no dive centers on the Galapagos Islands you will need to book a liveaboard dive trip either online or with an operator in Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands are in a really stunning location with land formations that are eevr changing due to the underwater volcanic activity.


Dive with Whale Sharks in the Galapagos

You stand a good chance of seeing melon headed, pilot and Humpback whales from May to November. 


Best Time of the Year to Go Diving in the Galapagos

There really is no best time to go diving in the Galapagos Island. Usually the weather and sea temperature is warmer from January to June. All year round you are should be able to see large schools of colourful fish, rays and sharks, try not to get scared if you see the white shark!


Galapagos Diving FAQ

Weather - The cold season is usally around July to December but most liveaboard dive operators will prepare you for cold water diving no matter what month. Thick wetsuits (5-7mm), hoods and gloves are recommended.

Visibility - generally between 10 and 22 meters 

Safety - please note diving conditions can change quickly due to the strong surges and currents