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Underwater Photo Location: Galapagos

Underwater Photo Location: Galapagos

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Exploramar Diving is the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center authorized in Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, also DAN Business Members (Divers Alert Network). Our crew with PADI Instructors, Divemasters and Marine Biologists highly qualified guarantee a first class service and a safety dive. All of our tours are conducted by experienced guides and are carried out in your own language. website

Wolf and Darwin are the north western islands of the archipelago, famous because they are the most exciting and desirable dive sites in the world. Strong currents are the ruling feature of these singular dive sites, where a diver can station himself at a rock to watch giant schools of every kind of fish drift past. The sites are especially known for the high presence of hammerheads and big galápagos sharks as well as marine turtles, various types of rays, mantas, dolphins, moray eels, and invertebrates. Here, you may live the unique experience of finding yourself with the greatest fish of all, the Whale Shark, between June to October.

ACADEMY BAY At Santa Cruz Island.
This is the bay of Puerto Ayora at Santa Cruz Island, offering 5 dive sites within 10 or 20 minutes by boat from our Dive Center . Three of the sites are generally calm with little current; ideal for students or novices. At the other two sites the dives could be a little more complicated if there is current, so they are suitable for intermediate or expert divers. It is possible to see reef fish, sea lions, sting rays, golden rays, eagle rays, invertebrates, morays, garden eels, turtles, marine iguanas, and white tip reef sharks.

This island is about an hour away from our Dive Center, and offers 4 dive sites. Generally the waters are clear and the currents mild, so they are ideal for novices. At the same time, the animals and topography make them interesting for intermediates and experts. We can see reef fish; sting and eagle rays, garden eels, turtles, sea lion colony, invertebrates, morays, pelagic fish, maybe white tip reef sharks or hammerheads.

Floreana is about 90 minutes south from our Dive Center. The 9 dive sites usually have calm water but when we find strong current at one we can quickly move to another. This makes Floreana ideal for all levels of divers. You may see coral heads, endemic black coral, reef fish; sting and eagle rays, turtles, sea lion colony, barracudas, pelagic fish, white tip reef sharks, galápagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea horses, morays, garden eels, invertebrates.

This island is about 90 minutes north of our Dive Center. There are 5 dive sites suitable for all levels of divers, although sometimes the currents can be strong. We can see reef fish; sting and eagle rays, a large garden eel colony, turtles, invertebrates, sea lion colony, morays, pelagic fish, and usually white tip reef sharks and hammerheads. Occasionally the galápagos sharks.

This rock formation is a world famous dive site close to Plazas Islands, about one hour from our Dive Center. There are 5 dive sites in the area, but only the three at Plazas are for novices. The other two sites are for intermediates and experts because there can be strong currents and surge. The Gordon Rocks dive sites are mostly walls with a deep bottom. Reef fish, large pelagic fish; golden, sting and eagle rays, turtles, sea lion colony, endemic galapágos fur seals, morays, invertebra
Facts about Galapagos
  • It is in Ecuador
  • Galapagos is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
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by Thomas Lueken
2 Mola Mola , Galapagos, Nikonos V

by Michael Shope
Momma and her baby.

by Thomas Lueken
found in Galapagos; F100

by Richard Alvarado
Sunrise in the Galapagos

by Michael Shope
Taken on one of the land excursions during a visit to the Galapagos Islands

by Michael Shope
Everyone loves Boobies......the blue Boobie is one funny bird

by Lowrey Holthaus
Seaturtle in Galapagos

by Lowrey Holthaus
Frogfish at Gordon's Rocks

by Thomas Lueken
found in Galapagos; F100

by Stuart Spechler
Sound sleeping cuties in the Galapagos.

by Borja Muñoz
A beautiful pelican fyling by almos at sunset. I was able to get this shot thanks to my friend Simon and his thelephoto.

by Borja Muñoz
Nice hamerhead swiming by at the Galapagos

by Mikhail Smirnov
Sea lion near Cousin rock, Galapagos.

by Mikhail Smirnov
whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)

by Mikhail Smirnov
Playfull Sea lion female. Neaк the Cousin rock, Galapagos.

by Afflitti Gianluca

by David Valencia
Green sea turtle shot up close with fish eye 10-17mm tokina.

by Afflitti Gianluca

by Afflitti Gianluca
meetings ..

by Afflitti Gianluca
goby in lair

by Afflitti Gianluca
sea lion

by Martin Ferak
Kind of scary-looking male hammerhead. Up to 3m in length, solitary with a lot of scars.. We supprisingly met each other near a sealion island on Galapagos and I had time enough only to make few unplanned pictures

by Martin Ferak
Duo turtles in Galapagos.

by Afflitti Gianluca
face of a carnival

by Chad Natti
Blue Flash, On a dive I looked back to see this cloud of fish.

by Will Boucher
Galapagos sea lion

by Alejandro Topete
Octopus Scape, Galapagos Ecuador

by Alejandro Topete
Group in the Reef, Galapagos Ecuador

by Boaz Meiri
White-Spotted Eagle Rays in the Galapagos

by Margriet Tilstra
Klingon Iguana Nikon D80, Lense AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, ISO 200, Aperture f/5.3, Shutterspeed 1/320

by Raoul Caprez
Play time

by Chris Miskavitch

by Raoul Caprez
Blue life

by Morgan Ashton
The Big Yawn

by Morgan Ashton
Someone’s in the Way

by Viktor Vrbovský
Evening on galapagos island Isabela - sleeping marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) taken with looong time :-)

by Viktor Vrbovský
Curious Brown Pelican (Isla Daphne Mayor, Galápagos)

by Viktor Vrbovský
Dragon - Marine Iguana (Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos)

by Viktor Vrbovský
Curious Brown Pelican (Isla Daphne Mayor, Galápagos)
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