Diving the Southern Islands of Galapagos

Archipelago usually has water temperatures ranging from 18-24 Celsius and visibility from 6 to 20 meters. Currents are always present when diving the Galapagos, so check with local operators for best diving practices. Underwater topography consists of a volcanic bottom with hardly any coral. You can see many bottom dwellers like lobsters, moray eels, scorpionfish, and sea stars. Sea lions frequently buzz past divers while whitetip and hammerhead sharks, marble, mobula, and manta rays circle in the deep blue. Seahorses living on gorgonians are also prevalent. Many southern dive sites are accessible by day trip from the main cities of the archipelago.

Aquatic Life in South Islands of Galapagos