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 Darwin's Arch

Ecuador, Galapagos, Darwin Island

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 1° 40.227' N
Longitude: 91° 59.406' W

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English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

English (Translate this text in English): Southeast side of Darwin Island. Access is from tender. Conditions can be very choppy.

How? By boat

Distance Live-aboard

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 20 m / 65.6 ft

Max depth 60 m / 196.9 ft

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Drift dive
- Wall
- Deep
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Ambiance
- Shoal

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth
- Current
- Dangerous species

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

English (Translate this text in English): Darwin's Arch is consistently voted by Rodale readers to be the best site on the planet for pelagic species and healthy marine environment. Rapid descent through heavy current followed by anchoring yourself in the rocks and watching the show pass you by until you swim out into the blue to swim alongside a whale shark. Cleaning station for huge schools of hammerheads, sometimes hundreds. June-December whale sharks. Galapagos Sharks. Silkies. Black-tips. Huge schools of jack. Angelfish, free swimming morays and more.

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