Can beginners dive in Galapagos?

The Galapagos offers diving to suit all levels but it’s important to note that many of the most spectacular sites are off limits for beginners. You will, of course, need your PADI Open Water certificate or equivalent qualification as a minimum to dive here.

What is the best time of year to dive in the Galapagos?

In summary, the best time to dive in the Galapagos is between June and October because you can see the big wildlife, whale sharks, and big schools of hammerheads.

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What is the deadliest dive site in the world?

The Blue Hole is popular for freediving because of the depth directly accessible from shore and the lack of current. The dive site is reputed to have the most diver fatalities in the world with estimates of between 130 and 200 fatalities in recent years.

Is the water warm in the Galapagos?

Is the water warm in the Galapagos? Water temperature in the Galapagos Islands ranges from 66-76 degrees Fahrenheit (19-24 degrees Celsius). The warmest Galapagos water temperatures occur from December through May. From June through November Galapagos water temperatures are cooler.

What time of year are whale sharks in the Galapagos?

Where to see them: Whale sharks are most commonly seen in the north of the Galapagos Marine Reserve, close to the islands of Wolf and Darwin. When to see them: Whale sharks are regularly sighted between June and November.

What is the warmest month in the Galapagos?

January through April are the hottest months, with average temperatures getting above 78∘F (26∘C). The tropical Galapagos season reaches its peak in mid-March, after which time the cool water currents and southeast trade winds slowly return the islands to the cool, dry season.

What month do the albatross come to the Galapagos?

It is important to note that when planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands, this majestic bird is not present between January and March, and can only be seen between April and December.

Do I need a wetsuit for Galapagos?

The very short answer: It is not ultimately necessary to wear a wetsuit when swimming or snorkeling in Galapagos, but for the most enjoyable experience we stongly recommend you use one. The longer answer: Snorkeling is one of the top activities that passengers look for during a Galapagos Cruise, and rightfully so!

What is the rainiest month in Galapagos?

March tends to be the rainiest month in the Galapagos Islands, with roughly 2 inches (5 centimeters) of precipitation. Temperatures hover between 88 and 75°F (31 and 24°C) while the water temperatures are roughly 77°F (25°C).

What is the rarest animal on the Galapagos Islands?

The giant Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is completely unique to the islands. They can grow to almost six feet long and can move remarkably fast. The iguanas are threatened and have been hunted to extinction on several islands, with only 5,000-10,000 of the animals left on the islands.

Do Galapagos sharks bite humans?

Although the Galapagos shark is considered potentially dangerous, it rarely attacks humans.

Can you touch a Galapagos tortoise?

Animals in the Galapagos are responsible for maintaining a balance between species as well as carrying and spreading seeds. This perfect equilibrium must not be disturbed.

Will tortoise bite humans?

The simple answer is yes. In captivity it normally happens by accident. Usually, it happens during hand feeding or when they are hungry and “test bite” to see if something they see is edible.