Galapagos Daily Dives
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world and, due to the convergence of cold and warm currents, it hosts a myriad of sea life for you to enjoy.
The underwater world of Galapagos was voted best diving in 2000 by Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine and is one of the last places where you can dive with large schools of sharks!
Let Zenith Travel be your guide as you explore these internationally acclaimed waters.
With over 500 species of fish in the islands, 17% of which are endemic, there is a lot to see under the sea. At each of our dive sites you have an excellent chance of seeing a variety of invertebrates, reef fish, eels, rays, sea turtles, and sharks along and observing their fascinating behaviors.
What are you waiting for? We offer daily trips to the central island destinations (trips depart at 7am). Contact us today to arrange your dive trip in an underwater paradise!
We use only the best dive technology and 7mm wetsuits to keep you comfortable as you encounter thermoclines. Prices include all main equipment, dive boat, Dive Master guides, a snack onboard, lunch and clean towels.
We dive in dive sites all over the Galapagos Islands. Here we list the Galapagos dive sites you can book with us:
Location: Located at the east side of Santiago Island, a small island where we see the famous pinnacle rock of Bartolome, located within 90 minutes from the Itabaca Channel (north side of the island Santa Cruz).
Site Conditions: moderate current, is a platform at about 10 meters (33ft) deep with enough variety of reef fishes. We also find the edge of this platform a submarine canyon from 15 meters (50ft) deep with chance encounters pelagic species.
Activity: white tip shark fin, reef fish, barracuda, turtles, modula rays, stingrays and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks
Location: Off the south coast of Santiago island. Beagle Rocks are three large, steep rocks, the only remains of a tuff cone. About 90 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site. It is a reef dive with many corals and sponges.
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, and barracudas, as well as a variety of invertebrates, manta rays and probably solitary hammerhead sharks
Site Conditions: Under normal conditions no strong currents, diving is on a shelving reef, with many endemic black corals on the walls.
Activity: Cleaning station, pacific seahorses, barracudas, sea lions, Galapagos shark, white tip shark, sea turtles, reef fish, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks.
Site Conditions: Moderate currents at this site, a drift dive along the impressive drop-off at the top of a sloping wall, rocky and sandy bottom.
Activity: Here we find a small cave (this is NOT a cave dive) where white tip reef sharks rest, additionally there is a pinnacle where we find a diversity of rays, Galápagos shark, turtles, reef fishes, barracudas, black coral walls and variety of invertebrates.
It is one of the older volcanic islands, and has an uneven profile that is the result of numerous volcanoes and parasitic cones. First Island to be inhabited by humans. Floreana presents an excellent selection of varied dive sites and a few official visitor sites. (Punta Cormoran, Ender by and Champion)
Location: South of Santa Cruz Island, 3 possible dive sites, 90 minutes away from our base.
Site Conditions: Divers should be alert for changeable currents. Some sites are reef dives where corals and sponges can be found and others are wall dives.
Activity: Most of the interesting activity takes place in the shallows where the current strikes the reefs. Cleaning station, sea lions, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, green turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, barracudas, variety of invertebrates.
Location: North of Santa Cruz Island between Seymour Island and Baltra Island, this low rocky islet holds sandy beaches where sea lions rest. The one dive site is located 25 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).
Site Conditions: Normally there are no strong currents at this site, a sandy bottom between 15 and 18 meters with garden eels and pelagic species, there is also a wall that starts at 18 meters where we find black coral and variety of invertebrates.
Activity: Hammerhead sharks, black tip reef shark, white tip reef shark, sea lions, turtles, barracudas, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, mobula rays, Galápagos eel, variety of invertebrates.
Gordon Rocks (minimum experience to participate: 30 logged dives or the previous evaluation of our dive guides at another site).
Location: Gordon Rocks is one of the best dive sites in the central islands. It is an eroded crater at the top of a tuff cone. Near the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dive sites located 45 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).
Site Conditions: This rock formation is a world renowned site, for intermediate and advanced divers due to the strong currents and surge.
Activity: Hammerhead shark, Cleaning station, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef shark, mobulas rays, turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, variety of invertebrates.
Location: North of Santa Cruz Island, 2 dive sites located 30 minutes from Itabaca Channel (North side of Santa Cruz Island).
Site Conditions: For all levels of divers, although sometimes there can be strong currents. (Platform reefs with a diversity of species)
Activity: Cleaning station, sea lions, and many kinds of sharks including Galapagos, white tip reef and hammerhead, mobula rays (small mantas), turtles, reef fishes, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eel, barracudas, variety of invertebrates.
THESE DAILY DIVE TOURS INCLUDE:
Two dives, dive boat, dive master guides, dive gear (complete wetsuit, regulator with octopus, BCD, mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, hood, scuba tuba, tanks and weight belt), snack and hot lunch (Does not include lunch in Academy Bay).
**Please note: We need a minimum of two passengers per trip. Some trips may require more people. Minimum age to dive is 12 years old. Depth limit is 30m/100ft and no one can dive alone. Dive time limit is one hour. Travel time to and from dive sites will vary according to sea conditions. Dive sites may be changed or cancelled depending on weather/sea conditions.