Galapagos Islands Snorkeling is one of the most gratifying ways to get to know the marine realm of this Archipelago.
The diverse snorkeling sites of these Islands are remarkably unique.
All the Islands that compose this Archipelago are located in different marine sub-provinces, and that's why the snorkeling experience varies a lot from site to site.
You will be able to do snorkeling almost every day.
Galapagos has over 35 snorkeling sites that are part of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and all require different levels of expertise. If you have never snorkeled before, then the Galapagos Islands will be an out-of-the-ordinary start.
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Sea lions will get close to you in a playful and make all kinds of movements around you, almost touching you when they swim by your side.
Tropical fish of all kinds and colors inhabit the waters of Galapagos, sharing their environment with lobsters, corals, anemones, seaweed and sea stars that fill with life and color this exotic underwater world.
Galapagos Islands snorkeling is an extraordinary experience, and swimming close to sea turtles, sharks, sea lions, manta rays, and dozens of other tropical fish is one of the most memorable experiences you will enjoy during your visit.
During the period between June to December, however, the water temperature can get a bit cold, so make sure you bring a wet suit if you tend to get cold, or you can rent them on your boat or in any Island you visit.
Some of the best Galapagos Islands snorkeling sites are accessible right off the beach, others can be reached when you start your snorkeling from the beach.
And some other sites are only accessible by boat where you have to jump in the water (wet landing) and then return to the boat with the help of a ladder.
Keep in mind that any month of the year is worth visiting the Galapagos Islands.
You will snorkel next to white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, manta rays, tropical penguins, sea turtles, Galapagos sharks, schooling fish, hammerhead sharks, Reef fish and much more.
The Galapagos snorkeling sites have a varied underwater topography so the marine fauna will never be repetitive.
Imagine yourself snorkeling with Penguins by your side, or next to manta rays passing you by. Sea turtles will also come near you observing your moves, all this coupled with thousands of colorful fish schools surrounding you all the time.
Galapagos Islands snorkeling is an activity not to be missed during your next Galapagos Islands Holidays
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