Darwin Island | Galapatours

Darwin Island, Galápagos

One of the world's best diving sites

Information about Darwin

Darwin Island (originally named Culpepper Island) was renamed in honor of the famous naturalist Charles Darwin. It is considered by many to be one of the best underwater habitats anywhere on earth.

Darwin is the most northerly island in the Galápagos, and is over 100 miles northwest of Isabela. Together with its neighbour Wolf Island, it is the most remote part of the archipelago.

Renowned for the large schools of hammerhead sharks that gather here (for reasons scientists still don't fully understand), Darwin and Wolf are tips of huge long-extinct undersea volcanoes that grew up over half a mile from the seafloor below.

You will enjoy spectacular diving here, and among the species you are likely to encounter are hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, a huge variety of rays, green turtles, and a myriad of tropical reef fish. If you have any particular species that you are keen to see on your dive, contact one of our Galápagos experts today and we can advise on the best dive itinerary to suit your requirements.

Interesting facts about Darwin

Arguably the best diving spot in the world

The only breeding ground of the sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)

The Darwin Arch off the coast of Darwin is full of hammerhead sharks

Darwin is only the top of a huge volcano under water, which is 1000m high in total

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