Guy Fawkes 2018-05-03T21:33:55+00:00

GUY FAWKES

On the North West coast of Santa Cruz, Guy Fawkes is the remains of two adjacent tuff cones protruding through the oceans surface. The crescent shaped edges face into the current, which comes from the south, so the walls on the leeward sides are protected. The water is often clear as currents and heavy seas are kept away. Behind the eastern crescent is a sheer to steeply sloping wall adorned with the black coral endemic to Galapagos.

Marine Life

Although rarely any pelagics due to the lack of current, we see large schools of fish including grunts, yellowtail surgeonfish, and yellowtail snapper. Rays, white- tip reef sharks, green turtles and moray eels are also fairly common and sea lions join divers on their visit as do a wide range of bottom fish like king angelfish, pufferfish, creolefish, damselfish, butterflyfish, blennies, and parrotfish. Sadly, overfishing in the area has reduced the number of many other fish commonly encountered in other Galapagos sites.

General Conditions

No current, good visibility

Location/Distance

1 hour from Santa Cruz

Diver Level

Certified and beginner divers.

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