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Lots of bucket lists in the dive world work down from the Galápagos. This big animal destination exceeds expectations with wagon trains of whale sharks that don’t just pass, they circle around until you run low on air. Any dive can produce massive schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas, and other marquee stars of the sea. Most destinations stake their reputation on one of these kinds of interactions, the Galápagos revels in a three-ring circus of mega-fauna that makes up almost every dive experience. Of course, topside these islands off Ecuador are more than well known thanks to Darwin and his theory of evolution. You won’t want to miss seeing the giant Galápagos tortoise, the boobies nesting on the beach, and the world’s only marine iguanas. And, all of the animals evolved without fear of predator, so you can almost walk up and give them a kiss to thank them for the photographs and an experience that will lodge deeply in your memory.

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