Ecuador Scuba Diving

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.


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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

More Ecuador Scuba Diving Locations

Salinas Beach

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

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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La Plata Island

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.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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