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One of the Galapagos Islands two airports is located on the island, so San Cristobal is likely to be either your point of arrival or departure to/from the Galapagos.

The embarkation point for many liveaboards, it’s likely that you will begin your diving adventure on one of the four dive sites to the north west of the island. Kicker Rock, named for its characteristic shape of a sleeping lion, is the most dramatic of the sites with its vertical tuff cone rising 148 metres from the ocean. Erosion has split this into two forming a narrow channel where manta rays, turtles and sharks are often spotted. Probably the best check-out dive you’ll ever do!

Topside, San Cristobal is renowned for its interpretation centre which presents a complete documented history of the Galapagos including its ecosystems, flora and fauna. A wealth of bird life can be observed on the island including frigatebirds, pelicans and blue-footed boobies. The Tortoise Reserve and Sea Lion Rookery are excellent ways to view the wildlife in its natural habitat.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: manta ray, Galapagos shark

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Galapagos Liveaboard

Exclusive departures in 2018 & 2019

The Galapagos Islands are a must for all experienced divers. Encounter silky, Galapagos, hammerhead and whale sharks from the comfort of a liveaboard, and come face to face with unique wildlife topside.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard Group trip
Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Galapagos Sky

This luxurious 30 metre liveaboard offers week long itineraries in the Galapagos. Diving highlights include sharks, rays and dolphins around the Wolf and Darwin Islands, as well as several land excursions.