#64 dive in Galápagos

Dive in Galápagos. I’m having trouble figuring out how to write this post; this trip was surreal and wonderful, and sometimes I think it was all a dream.

Who doesn’t have this item on their list? If you’re a diver, and you have a list, this is probably on it. Galápagos Islands are almost 1,000 kilometers straight west of Ecuador (the country to which they belong) and the diving is known for large pelagics, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks. We spent eight days in August 2010 on the Humboldt Explorer, which is a nicely outfitted liveaboard; six of those were dive days, during which we did 18 dives. It truly was the trip of a lifetime…

darwin's arch

don't forget to look at the small stuff!

we saw some little ones, like this coral hawkfish...

...and some big ones, like this whale shark - the biggest fish in the ocean

manta ray

an unexpected surprise: ORCAS!

even more unexpected; underwater photo of an orca

the big enchilada. the reason we're here. hammer!

sunset at the equator...

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~ by ktatkins on November 6, 2010.

One Response to “#64 dive in Galápagos”

  1. The pictures from this dive/trip are absolutely amazing ! Thank you for sharing your awesome experience 🙂

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