Hammerhead sharks seen by scuba divers in Galapagos

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
15°C to 27°C
Ideal Season - 
Year round, with the best time for whalesharks and hammerheads being June to November.
Visibility - 
Air Temperature - 
22°C to 28°C
The enchanted islands of the Galapagos offer a unique above and below water wildlife experience.

These 19 or so isolated volcanic islands stretch across the equator in the Pacific Ocean 1000km from the Ecuadorian coastline and are the meeting place of two great oceanic currents, the cold water Humboldt from Antarctica and a warm equatorial current from the north. As a result, the nutrient rich waters support an amazing diversity of life, from the sea lions of Isabella to the whalesharks and hammerheads of Darwin and Wolf Islands. This is a unique environment where cold and warm water species are found together with the peak whale shark and hammerhead months being from May through to November. Your Galapagos experience can include liveaboard or island based diving or a combination of the two and Galapagos also works really well with a land trip to Ecuador. When you combine the thrilling diving with the fascinating land tours, you come face to face with a truly remarkable variety of wildlife and there’s no doubt that these ingredients make a truly wonderful holiday.


Saloon of diving liveaboard Humboldt Explorer offering scuba diving holidays in GalapagosGuest cabin on scuba liveaboard Humboldt Explorer in GalapagosTop deck of Humboldt Explorer offering diving holidays in the Galapagos

Humboldt Explorer is a 32 metre first class, purpose-built steel dive boat launched in 2010 with spacious accommodation for just 16 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins.

The attentive crew of seven offer a very high level of service and dives are accompanied by two Galapagos National Park Marine Reserve Guides who are eager to pass on their extensive knowledge of the Galapagos.

Humboldt Explorer operates out of San Cristobal every Monday throughout the year and is the only vessel in the Galapagos to be granted four days diving at Darwin and Wolf on an eight day trip by the Galapagos National Park Authority!

Key Facts
  • 16 guests, 8 double/twin air conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms

  • Nitrox available

  • 8 day itinerary includes 4 days at Darwin and Wolf


While there are no Resorts listed in this area, please take a look at some of the exciting Liveaboards operating in these waters. Click on the Liveaboards tab to find out more.



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