Royal Galapagos
Galapagos whale sharks
Whale sharks at Darwin Island

Darwin's Arch

Darwin´s Arch is an impressive 15 M (50 ft) lava arch. A fast descent in current, where you will then grab onto the rocks below and basically be a spectator to the stuff blowing past! This is the most famous dive site in the Galapagos Islands and recognized as one of the best dive sites in the world! Whale sharks and schools of hammerheads and dolphins play in the waters. Accessible only by dive liveaboards, Darwin Island is an underwater Disneyland.

 

Highlights: Whale sharks, hammerhead cleaning station, turtles, pods of dolphins, countless schools of fish, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks
Experience required: Minimum 50 dives and experience in current, cold water and surge Depth: 9-40+ M (20-130+ ft)
Currents: moderate to very strong Water
Temp: Dec - April: 24- 28 C (76 – 82 F ) / May – Nov: 22- 26 C (72 – 78 F ).
Thermoclines: variable but generally around 20 m (65 ft)
Difficulty: Advanced
Visibility: 12-24 m (40-80 ft)
Interesting facts: Divers from around the world come to the "theater": hold still to the rocks, and watch the show swim past you in the blue.