Galapagos Islands

GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

The Galapagos Islands consist of 13 individual islands and are located in the Pacific Ocean and about 1,000 km away from Ecuador. On the islands live about 25,000 inhabitants spread over a total area of about 8.010 km2. The capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on the island of San Cristóbal. A journey to the Galapagos Islands is connected with an intermediate stop in Ecuador's capital Quito or Guayaquil. From there you have the possibility to travel to the Galapagos Islands every day. The ruling official language is Spanish. The Galapagos Islands are located in the time zone UTC -5.

DIVING AT DESTINATION

The Galapagos Islands offer an exciting underwater world with a variety of different underwater creatures such as hammer and galapagos sharks, crustaceans and shellfish, whales, dolphins, eagle riffs, sea urchins, jellyfish, moraines and turtles. The best dive conditions are found by travelers, due to the pleasant water temperature of 26 ° C, between the months of December and May.

DIVING QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The diving on the Galapagos Islands is suitable for divers with experiences.

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ISLAND OF WOLF

With an overall length of 2.8 km, the island of Wolf is an island in the north of the Galapagos Islands. On the island of Wolf live only a variety of seals, iguanas and many different bird species. This island, like the island of Darwin, is surrounded by a thrilling large fishing reef.

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ISLAND OF DARWIN

In the north-west of the Galapagos Islands is the uninhabited island Darwin, which is surrounded by a diversified large fishing circle. In particular you can see here beside dolphins, hammerhead sharks also with good luck Orcas.

CLIMATE

The Galapagos Islands are characterized by a temperate climate. The annual average temperature is 24 ° C.

BEST TRAVEL TIME

The Galapagos Islands can be visited all year round.

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