Along with the splendid variety of marine life, the excellent visibility makes diving here exceptional. There are dives on many of the islands, although several islands stand out as particularly great places to take the plunge. Darwin Island is by far the most popular.
Here you will see most of the unique creatures you crave, as well as some extravagant geological formations. The Arch is recognized as one of the best dives in the world, so be sure to add it to your to-do list. On Isabela Island you can swim with sea lions and penguins in a stunning setting.
Don't miss Roca Redonda, where sharks swarm around an underwater volcano. Santa Cruz Island has an amazing flamingo lagoon and a mangrove forest, as well as the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Flights to the Galapagos originate in Ecuador at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil or Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito and continue to San Cristóbal Island or Baltra Island (Seymour).