For those in search of exhilarating big fish encounters, diving holidays to Ecuador & the Galapagos are right at the top of the bucket list. Sitting firmly in Reefscape’s top three destinations for pelagics, Ecuador draws divers from all over the world to experience the myriad of marine life to be found in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are known as one of the very best places for wildlife viewing on the planet, inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and this is true both above and below the waves. Diving holidays to Ecuador & the Galapagos can be challenging but rewarding, so to experience everything on offer, we recommend being an Advanced diver.
Mola mola, Punta Vicente Roca
A Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos
Scalloped hammerhead shark, Galapagos
Schooling barracuda, Galapagos
Schooling fish, Galapagos
Tambja nudibranch, Galapagos
Marine iguana, Galapagos
A diving holiday to Ecuador & the Galapagos is ideally experienced from a liveaboard. Trips tend to be one week long, enabling divers to reach the best dive sites which can be found at Wolf and Darwin. Across the week, scuba divers can expect to see a wide variety of marine species including sea lions, marine iguanas, seals, green turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, mola mola, incredible shark action including schooling scalloped hammerheads and huge whale sharks depending on the season. When it comes to adrenaline-filled scuba diving, it is hard to beat a liveaboard trip in the Galapagos Islands.