Galapagos, 'One of the world's 7 underwater wonders.
Welcome to Diving in Galapagos, you have found the very pinnacle of nature tours, diving, and adventure travel!
The Galapagos is so much more than just a diving adventure vacation; it is a pilgrimage to earth's sanctuary for endemic species, a Mecca for divers who worship biodiversity. For many divers the Galapagos Islands represents the summit of their diving career.
And now with the option of going Land based you have the opportunity to fuse the very best of both the underwater world and the terrestrial world!
Situated over a thin, hot spot on the earth's mantle, these islands are the tops of still-active volcanoes that rise from the ocean floor 2200 meters below. The unique location of the Galapagos archipelago also means that there are 4 major ocean currents converging here causing an explosion of life making the Galapagos one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. With more than 2,900 marine species identified to date and of that, a staggering 25% of the marine organisms are endemic to the Galapagos.
These oceanic currents bring a myriad of life to this remote, volcanic archipelago. Whale sharks, hammerheads, Galapagos sharks and dolphins are common sightings, as are seals, sea lions, penguins, flamingos, and marine iguanas in the shallows. Add to this the wonder of land-visits, and superb bird-watching, and you can see why the Galapagos Islands are so special for any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast.
It is little wonder as to why Galapagos is 'One of the world's 7 underwater wonders' and is consistently voted one of the top diving sites on the planet. For many years scuba diving in Galapagos was thought to be only for the "Advanced" or Expert Diver but now virtually anyone who is interested in diving can experience this amazing underwater world. Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges has selected dive sites that cater to everyone from the most basic beginner who has never dove before to the Advanced diver looking for the thrill of a lifetime or even get Padi Certifications while exploring this amazing archipelago!
Today, there are only a handful of sites are left in the world where a complete archipelago is virtually free of commercial fishing leaving the pristine ocean waters open for you to explore and enjoy, enveloping yourself in massive schools of colorful tropical fish, delighted by the friendly sea lions and amazed at the wonder of schooling hammerhead sharks. Jaw dropping dives as giant manta rays glide gracefully overhead. It truly is a "bucket list" destination!
Come and join us for an unforgettable Red Mangrove Diving Adventure!