This site is a volcanic crater 90 metres/300 feet across. At 27 metres/90 feet, you can find a colony of burrowing garden eels on the sandy bottom alongside hammerheads, stingrays, white-tip reef sharks, sea lions, moray eels, horse conches, sea turtles, rays, large jacks, groupers and snappers.
Marked by a distinctive stone arch above the water, this underwater plateau is teeming with life. Hammerhead sharks swim over the sandy areas, arriving to be cleaned by king angelfish. Schooling gringos, mackerels, snappers, rainbow runners, tuna, and jacks swarm above the plateau, while large moray eels, moorish idols, coronetfish, trumpetfish, parrotfish, scorpionfish, flounders, and octopus swim near the coral. Swimming out into the blue depths, divers may see dolphins, a whale shark, schools of hammerheads or a Galápagos shark.
Warmer water surrounds this island, allowing for reef life that won’t be seen elsewhere. Look for green-spotted morays, trumpet and coronet fishes, schooling jacks, rainbow runner, barracudas, tuna, big-eyed jacks, wahoo, bacalao, salemas, gold-rimmed surgeonfish, and turtles. On the wall itself, you’ll see tube corals, small sponges, and barnacles, as well as several species of large moray eels. Hammerhead sharks gather here, as well as occasional Galápagos sharks and eagle rays.
This extinct volcano is open to the sea on the south side, with the caldera forming a sheltered cove, Darwin Bay. Divers can explore either the inner or the outer wall of the volcano.
Diving at this active volcano, you will see fumaroles (steam vents) and new black lava. Look for cow-nosed rays, turtles, schooling hammerhead sharks, blue striped snappers, grunts, surgeonfish, spotted moray eels, scorpionfish, and red-lipped batfishes.
A favorite with photographers, this rock boasts spectacular endemic black corals, red-lipped batfish, Galápagos seahorses, frogfish, octopus, eagle and manta rays, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, fur seals, and Galápagos sea lions.
This tip of an active volcano exudes bubbles of hydrogen sulfide through the sandy bottom. Look for red and dog snappers, amber jacks, barracudas, tuna, groupers, scorpionfish, rays, eels, sea lions, scalloped hammerhead sharks, yellow-tailed surgeonfish, Galápagos grunts, and the occasional whale shark.
This bay is frequented by a transient colony of sea lions, and is a major nesting site for marine turtles.
Frequent sites include a large colony of Galápagos garden eels, sea turtles, sea lions, fur seals, golden eagle rays, yellowtail grunts, big-eye jacks, schools of snappers as well as frequent sightings of white-tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and Galápagos sharks.
The jagged points of this partially exposed extinct volcanic cone give the site its name. Inside the crater you’ll find a shallow pool with sandy slopes and numerous boulders, pinnacles, tunnels and caves. Look for playful sea lions, schools of large yellowtail snapper, barberfish and grunts, black-spot moray eels, hawkfish, filefish, king angelfish, creole fish, jacks, turtles, octopus, golden eagle rays, hammerhead sharks and white-tip reef sharks.