Galapagos Diving Tour: Seymour Channel and Gordon Rocks

Tour/Activity in Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

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Experience the underwater world of the archipelago! For advanced and professional divers only.

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Seymour and Gordon Rocks

The Seymour dive site is a low-difficulty dive site, located north of the island of Santa Cruz, 25 minutes from the Itabaca Channel. Sea lions, white tip reef sharks, black tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles, reef fish, stingrays, eagle rays, eels, barracudas and a variety of invertebrates are often found in the waters here.

The dive site Gordon Rocks is located north of Plazas, on the east coast of the island of Santa Cruz, and is approached from two different sides. It takes about 40 minutes by boat from Puerto Ayora or 20 minutes from the Itabaca Canal.

Playing beneath the surface at Gordon Rocks, divers will find sea turtles, tropical fish, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, black tip- and white tip reef sharks, morays, spotted eagle rays, stingrays and playful seals.

The rock formation is famous around the world and one of the most popular dive sites on the Galapagos Islands - especially for large fish. The currents here can be strong, so this dive site is only recommended for experienced divers and a minimum of 30 logged dives are required for the dive site Gordon Rocks. The maximum depth is 30 meters and the flow conditions vary according to the season.

Dive Levels: Intermediate / Professional

Water entry and exit: Divers fall backwards off the stern sides to get into the water and gather behind the boat. The return is easy - hold a solid rope on starboard, hand the sailor your equipment, and then climb up the ladder.

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