Ecuador Scuba Diving off the coast of this country is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
The coasts of Ecuador are teaming with a variety of sea creatures that are not only beautiful but friendly too.
One of the best diving sites in the world is the Galapagos Islands. This Archipelago is the second largest marine reserve in the world and the first in America.
The Ocean that surround the Galapagos Islands is home to green sea turtles, sharks, sea lions and nearly 500 species of fish out of which 25% are endemic.
The underwater world of Galapagos has yet to be discovered, it is pristine and relatively unexplored.
These Islands feature about 30 dive sites, this is why Galapagos is definitively the best location for Ecuador scuba diving adventures.
The best time of the year for diving in Galapagos is from November to April, when the seas are comparatively calm and the water temperature is warm. Check Our Recommended Galapagos Diving Tours Here
Salinas Ecuador offers the most developed tourist infrastructure regarding to accommodations and resorts.
Besides scuba diving it offers also the most exiting whale watching tours in Ecuador with luxurious yachts and professional guides.
This is one of the finest locations to witness the wonder of these whales in the wild.
If you like sports, there are plenty of opportunities to fish, sail, surf and scuba diving.
The weather in Salinas beach has great temperatures all year round. The beach has an average temperature of 24º C (80º F).
The best time for scuba diving in Salinas is from December to May.
The scenic bay of this Ecuador beach is full of jet skiers, water skiers, hang-gliders, sky divers and hundreds of yachts anchored in the bay adjacent to the yacht club.
Salinas is highly recommended for an Ecuador scuba diving experience due to coral reefs and exotic sea life that surrounds this beach.
You can also admire the numerous bird species of the dry forests of this region with their two contrasting seasons and their rare fauna and flora.
Puerto Lopez offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and facilities to suit every budget.
There are also many travel companies who can help you plan your diving trips and arrange whale watching tours.
Many visitors come to Puerto Lopez between June and September for whale watching and Ecuador scuba diving tours.
There is also snorkeling and many other things to do in the Machalilla National Park that surrounds the beach.
Puerto Lopez beach is home to crowds of whale-watchers, as humpbacks and killer whales make their way south.
Each year, from June to September the whale watching, specially of Humpback Whales, become the most popular activity in this area.
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Located close to Puerto Lopez is a perfect location for snorkeling and scuba diving. The Island is surrounded by coral reefs, so the marine life is exciting and plentiful.
You will find some excellent Ecuador scuba diving services here. The Island has two guided hiking routes, both with awesome sights. Its main features are: rich marine life, rocky cliffs, stunning beaches, bays, and rocks.
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