Galapagos Diving Tour: Punta Carrion and Gordon Rocks

Tour/Activity in Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

About this activity

Experience the underwater world of the archipelago! Suitable for advanced and professional divers only

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Gordon Rock

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.

Depending on which day you make this dive trip, 2 dives at Gordon Rocks or one dive at Gordon Rocks and an additional dive at Seymour or Punta Carrion. There are 5 dive boats that sail from Santa Cruz to the various dive sites. Depending on which day you book your diving trip, we will arrange the appropriate dive boat for that this day.

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.

Suitable for: advanced / professional

Conditions for diving in Galapagos:

*Certification from internationally recognized diving school (PADI, NAUI, CMAS, SSI, etc.) *Application form, completed and signed *Medical certificate for health problems as well as divers from the age of 55 who have not been diving in the last 6 months *Approved divers must be between 13 and 70 years of age.

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