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Galapagos scuba divingScuba diving: Listed as one of the top diving spots in the world, diving in The Galapagos is a dream come true.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular past-times whilst on a Galapagos Island tour.  Manta rays, sea turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, dolphins, whales and of course lots of hammerhead sharks will accompany you on your trip. In order to dive in Galapagos, the passengers need to bring along a health certificate that specifically allows the practice of this activity, also a diving license is required, along with a regulator, mask, flippers, wet suit and floating control vest (BCD).

Snorkeling: Famous for close contact with diverse marine life. Schooling fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and much more. A visit to Galapagos and not experience snorkeling is to lose half of Galapagos enchantment and excitement. Most tours and cruise ships carry snorkeling equipment that will make your underwater discovery easier to accomplish.

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Surfing: Surfing the Galapagos Islands is something you will remember for the rest of your life. You regularly surf with dolphins, sea lions, turtles and iguanas. Galapagos is only recommended for experienced surfers. The best season for surfing the Galapagos Islands is from December through May, since this is the time period that the Galapagos Islands receives both north and south swells. However, there is good surf all year and the winds are also usually offshore.

Hiking: Few to no places are open to free hiking in the Galapagos, though you can find a few adventure trails on San Cristobal and Santa Cruz. In these hikes you will have one-of-a-lifetime opportunities to photograph the wildlife. The encounters with animals are from very short distances, which will produce all kinds of emotions inside of you, all this, inside the spectacular landscape of the Galapagos Islands.

Sea Kayaking: With a sea kayak you can have much more fun on the areas that have been permitted its use.

Only this way you'll be able to travel through the bends and inland waterways that usually hide surprises that otherwise will go unnoticed. Here you can get an up close look at sharks, sea turtles, rays, fish and a variety of marine birds.

Bird watching: A total of 140 species of birds have been registered in Galapagos. About half of the resident birds cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.  

The Galapagos islands are a bird watcher's dream. The main attraction on most of the islands are: boobies (mask, blue foot, red foot), frigates, pelicans, flamingos, albatrosses, penguins and the Darwin's finches. continues...

 
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