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Dive Sites In San Cristobal - Diving San Cristobal - Ecuador

San Cristobal is known mostly for surfing, but there are a few dive shops in town and they go to some pretty cool sites.

Kicker Rock

The distinctive, boot-shaped Kicker Rock is a favorite Puerto baquerizo dive site. It’s for beginner-intermediate level divers. There are actually two rocks there, and the dive takes you down between them to the bottom, about 80 feet (25 meters). Along the way, you’ll see numerous fish and possibly Hammerhead Sharks. It’s possible to snorkel on the surface here, so snorkelers and divers can take the same trip.

Isla Lobos

A fun dive for beginners, Isla Lobos is located just up the coast from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. There is a long, narrow island separated from the coast by a short distance. Between the island and the coast is a little lagoon of sorts, full of sea lions and marine iguanas. It’s only about 30 feet (10 meters) deep, and there is little current. Most dive shops combine Lobos with Punta Pitt or Kicker Rock. Also great for snorkeling.

Distance from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: 20 minutes

Five Fingers

Located just outside of Shipwreck bay, Five Fingers is a great place for colorful reef fish. It’s a wall dive off of a very small island and there are some coral formations, but the walls go too deep to go to the bottom of them except in a couple of places.

Distance from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: 20 Minutes

Caragua

The Caragua is a 100 year old wreck located just outside Shipwreck Bay. It has formed an artificial reef and is home to many fish, seahorses, coral, sea lions and more. There is a moderate current, but the wreck isn’t too deep, only being in about 15 meters (50 feet). It’s just about the only wreck worth diving in the Galapagos.

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26 Jul 2011







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