in the Galapagos Islands
The snorkeling in the Galapagos is unmatched as shimmering aquamarine
bays are packed with schools of brilliantly colored fish; slick-bodied
penguins dart by you. And as always, there are the sea lions: Piled
up on beaches by the hundreds, they snooze in the sun. Mothers tend
pups; bachelor bulls protect their territory; a the kids play in
Typical dives can involve any combination of current, surge, cold
water, wall dives, remote shoreline. Divers who prepare themselves
for the challenge will see thrilling richness and diversity of sealife
like nowhere else on the planet.
Diving in the Galapagos Islands is anything but a typical tropical
adventure. Diving conditions here are dictated by a confluence of
six different oceanic currents, the predominant being the Humboldt,
which runs up the west coast of South America from Antartica. This
convergence of deep ocean water patterns brings an incredible mixture
of sea life to the Galapagos.
Galapagos is a place where you can paddle by playful sealions; glide
above white-tipped sharks; watch Blue-footed boobies plummet into
the sea. Without a doubt, one of the most intimate ways to experience
the Galapagos Islands is by kayak.
A number of beaches near the Red Mangrove Adventure Inn offer a
great selection of surf and sand. The captivating Tortuga Bay beach
has waves of impressive magnitude, Surfer magazine raved about the
waves of the Galapagos in an article in 1997. The best season is
from December to May; especially February during the hot humid season.
You can take the power of the wind in these enchanted islands and
cruise into the blue bays and waves with the marine life that populates
the sea there.