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Gordon Rocks

The combination of fascinating land formations with the abundant fish species make diving in this location an unforgettable experience

Gordon Rocks has impressive topography featuring an eroded volcanic crater that descends to a depth of 32 meters (104 feet).

This dive site, which sometimes is called the washing machine because of its strong currents, is located to the northeast of Santa Cruz Island. While any number of big marine animals can be found in the area such as Galapagos sharks, mola mola, giant sea turtles, mobula rays, sting rays, eagle rays, Galapagos eels, barracudas, black tip sharks, white tip reef sharks, green sea turtles, schools of barracudas, schools of spotted eagle rays, and many more, most people dive Gordon Rocks for one thing: hammerheads. Strong currents bring dozens of these magnificent fish into a relatively confined area, making this a great place to observe them in detail.

Depth m/ft

12-35/39-115

Visibility m/ft

12-20/39-66

Water Temperature C/F

13-23

Hammerhead shark
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Hammerheads at Gordon Rocks (photo by JcMaco)
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Hammerhead shark (photo by James Sacci)
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Hammerheads at Gordon Rocks (photo by Sylke Rohrlach)
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