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Darwin's Arch - Darwin

Galapagos Islands


Overview

Darwin's Arch, located 1km to the southeast of Darwin Island in the Pacific Ocean, is a spectacular natural rock arch rising 50ft above the ocean, caused by erosion. With a bridge-like appearance, it marks the end of a reef, being a mix of lava and coral, dropping to a sand bottom. The islet of Darwin's Arch is considered not only one of the best dive sites in Galapagos, but also in the world. It offers a diversity of marine fauna, from whale sharks and hammerhead sharks to dolphins, green turtles and manta rays.

Difficulty: Hard

Disembarkation: No Landing

Interactions: Diving


Highlights at Darwin's Arch

  • Hammer Head Sharks

Animals:

Blue-Footed Booby, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sharks, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Nazca Booby, Red-Footed Booby, Whale Shark, Whales & Dolphins