An introduction to Galapagos Islands and it incredible heritage of birds, land animals and sea life.
Three rocks emerge from the water, they are part of an extinct volcanic crater and, together with the submerged pinnacles, gives this dive the shape of an open semi-circle. In the middle of it, an imposing pinnacle (El Pinaculo) emerges from the 32 meters depth bottom and creates funky washing machines. In front of it, between two of the exposed rocks, other three aligned pinnacles are set as the gate: the entrance to the dive spot. Gordon Rocks is probably the best diving site that you can reach from Santa Cruz, without the need of joining a liveaboard excursion. You can reach it within 45 minutes to 1 hour navigation from Puerto Ayora. La Lavadora (washing machine), the local name of this site, is considered one of the most challenging dives in Galapagos. When there is current, it totally deserves the recognition. Like most of other places around the world, it depends on the day, the hour, the moon and many other factors, so as you could dive Gordon without a breeze of current, most of the time you’ll have from moderate to intense current as well. This is why it is not recommended for beginner divers. Knowing ahead that the…
Follow Darwin’s exploration of the Galapagos Islands and dive in the unique selection of big pelagic fish that this location offers.
There is something about the human psyche that we simply must accept; people like being scared. The particulars certainly vary, from zombie apocalypses to roller coasters to man-eating beasts; both the fantasized and the real. It seems likely that this is the inspiration for so many of the lists you can find now-a-days telling you of the deadliest animals out there and how they just might kill you. Nevertheless, when you are in the water this information is not just for entertainment, it’s instead extremely important. This is because some of the most dangerous sea creatures are not that scary looking thereby making it easy for divers to underestimate the risks. In fact, many people set in their minds the idea of sea creatures matching up with collective imagination monstrous portraits but often these animals don’t represent the biggest threat. There are plenty of fish in the sea… so watch out! You should also keep in mind that in 2010, the Census of Marine Life was able to describe over 250,000 marine species and expected that at least 750,000 more species remain undescribed. With that said, there are probably more than just a few dangerous creatures you haven’t heard about….