The diving in Galapagos is fantastic with lots of sharks including schooling hammerheads, manta rays, mola molas, whale sharks, etc. However the diving in Galapagos is also very advanced with strong currents, cold water, sometimes limited visibility, and strong surge. It is for EXPERIENCED divers only! A recently certified diver is definitely NOT ready to dive in Galapagos. If you are an experienced diver and would like to dive in Galapagos, you should be aware that the vast majority of dive trips go to the islands of Darwin/Wolf. These islands are probably the two best dive sites in the world but they are very far to the North (120 miles from the nearest other island) and no land excursions have ever been allowed there. It takes approximately 15 - 20 hours of open ocean travel each way and the dive yachts will spend 2, 3, or 4 days up there (depending on the specific yacht’s itinerary). Because of this Darwin/Wolf dive trips do not have very many land excursions and thus these trips are not appropriate for divers traveling with non-divers or divers who are less interested in diving than they are in doing land visits. Should you be interested in learning more about Galapagos diving or to book a dive trip, please visit our sister website Dive Galapagos