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Darwin Island

Although one of the most iconic rock formations in the Galapagos Islands, Darwin's Arch, collapsed into the sea on 17th May 2021, this dive site remains as one of the best diving spots in the world for biodiversity.

Darwin Island is located to the very north of the Galapagos islands. It is extremely remote and has limited access. One of the most famous Galapagos’ dive sites is Darwin’s Arch, which is just off Darwin’s Island.

The reefs are unbelievably healthy, supporting a wide range of marine life, including schools of sharks and reef fish, such as angelfish, batfish, parrotfish, trumpetfish and barracuda. Hammerhead sharks, silky sharks and whale sharks congregate here as well as green turtles, giant manta rays, spotted eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, blacktip sharks, dolphins and many more.

Depth m/ft

6-35/20-115

Visibility m/ft

12-20/39-66

Water Temperature C/F

18-21/64-70

Scalloped Hammerhead at Darwin Island (photo by Mark Rosenstein)
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Hammerheads at Darwin Island (photo by Petrula Vrontikis)
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Whale Shark at Darwin Island (photo by Mark Rosenstein)
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Rays at Darwin Island (photo by Petrula Vrontikis)
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