Does the name the Galapagos mean anything to you? Perhaps it does, perhaps it doesn’t. What if we told you that this is a place when visited you would think you are in paradise from what’s on land to what’s under the water.
Most people would associate the Galapagos with Charles Darwin. He brought the spotlight on the Galapagos in 1831 when we he was surveying the area. So what the heck is so special about this place?
The Galapagos is a series of volcanic islands filled with an incredible amount of life. This is where Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection from what he saw there. The Galapagos has thousands of species of birds, reptiles and fish making it an incredible place to visit.
Let’s focus on one specific island in the Galapagos that scuba divers rave about. Darwin Island is an extinct volcanic island that is only one square kilometer. Don’t worry; it hasn’t erupted in 400,000 years.
Darwin Island is not open to visits on land, so the reason people come here is to dive. This island which is only accessible by liveaboard has two dive sites located at Darwin’s Arch. These waters are filled with unbelievable marine life. From June to November with the presence of the Humboldt Current, the island’s waters attract whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galápagos silky sharks, blacktip sharks, green turtles, manta rays and dolphins.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself diving in between schools of fish from small reef fish to jacks. Outside of these schools and columns of fish you can see some incredible species of sharks. We are not talking about a few, we are talking about schools of them. This is what you will see diving in this majestic place. Discover the Galapagos today!