Dive Summery

Visibility – Tides, current and surge all affect water clarity inside the Archipelago, the South of Galapagos is mostly influence by Humboldt cold water current coming from Peru; but it averages 10-21 meters/35-70 feet and can hit a high of 30 meters/100 feet. Outside the reef, visibility averages a reliable 18-30 meters/60-100 feet.

Water Temperature – The Humboldt Current's influence brings cold waters especially during the misty, rainy season (cool weather) from July to December. "El Niño" current may bring warm waters to the Galapagos and will make the surface warmer and rainfall increase (January to June). The water temperature varies during the year, from January to June: from 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (27°C) and from July to December: from 65°F (18°C) to 75°F (23°C)

Weather – In general, the Galapagos climate is divided into two seasons, the warm wet season from January to May or June, and the cool dry season from June or July to December.  The seasons are not exactly fixed and weather conditions are changeable around the ends of the seasons.  Note that the "wet" season is still drier than many places in the world.  See the foot of the page for monthly temperatures and rainfall.

Featured Creatures – sea lions, penguins, seals, eagle rays, marine iguanas, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, turtles, golden rays and whale sharks is a phenomenal experience. These encounters, which are at once educational and exciting, make the appeal of the archipelago obvious.

Recommended Training – Advance Open Water, we recommend at least 30 log-dives. Performance Buoyancy courses will help you capture images that show the beauty of the diving spot.