Top 10 Dive Sites in the World: Gordon Rocks, Galapagos, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands require no introduction. It is amongst the Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin conjured up his famous Theory of Evolution. And he didn’t have any scuba gear.
This dive is abundant in marine life, and you will be surrounded by all manner of marine creatures. Most famous, however, are the vast arrays of Hammerhead Sharks. On this dive, you can get up close and personal with hundreds of Hammerhead Sharks.
Expect to see: Lots of Hammerhead sharks, Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Marbled Rays, Mantas, White-Tipped Reef Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Jacks, Turtles, Heiroglyphic Hawkfish, Flag Cabrillas, Blennies, Wrasse in various growth stages, Cardinalfish, King Angelfish, Sea Lions, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, King Angelfish, Barracudas, Jack and more
Getting there: Fly to Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. Then you want to head to Itabaca Canal or Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in Ecuador. These are the best spots to explore Gordon’s Rocks from.
Here are the Top Ten Scuba Diving sites in the world:
- SS Yongala Wreck, Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland, Australia
- Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia
- Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island, Malaysian Borneo
- SS Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea, Egypt
- Great Blue Hole, Belize
- Maaya Thila, Maldives
- Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands, Thailand
- Navy Pier, Exmouth, Australia
- Gordon Rocks, Galapagos, Ecuador
- Tubbataha Reef, Palawan, Phillipines