Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands during the Hot Season (from December to May) is the most rewarding adventure.
Of course, throughout the year you can do so, but it is now when the best conditions come together: balmy water temperatures, and high visibility.
Most tours and cruise ships carry snorkeling equipment that will make your underwater discovery easier to accomplish.
Guests who wish to bring their own equipment are more than welcome to do so. Children equipment is also available, although, because of kids' preferences, most parents rather bring their equipment too.
Either way is fine, the decision is up to you. Naturally, prescription masks are not available.
I consider basic equipment all that allows you to enjoy the underwater world. Therefore, you decide how basic you want to be.
The less you have the more basic you will be. For example a simple list should include the following equipment:
Enjoy snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands, it is the largest Marine Reserve in America, and the only tropical location where sea lions, tropical fishes and penguins ever meet!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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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