Diving in the Galapagos can be challenging. Currents can be strong and more unpredictable than you may be used to, especially in the July – December months, when it is more common to see bigger marine creatures in the areas.
- For your safety some of our dive sites, like Gordon Rocks, are available only to experienced divers, specifically ones with 25 or more logged dives with the last dive being within the year. Please plan your trip with this in mind. However, if you have under 25 dives but feel able to dive at the challenging sites, you will be subject to evaluation by our dive instructors on a previous dive you will have done with us. For more information, please contact our sales agents.
- If you have never dived before and would like to experience the Galapagos underwater world, this is still possible, safe and fun – just a little different. See our ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ page and Dive Courses for more information.
July to December water temperatures are cooler here, from 65°F – 75°F (18°C- 23°C) with occasional thermoclines from 60°F – 64°F (16°C- 18°C). We provide you with 5mm or 7mm wetsuits as well as hoods and also have some spare layers. However, if you usually feel the cold faster and more fiercely than others, you may want to bring an extra layer of your own.