Darwin's Arch, Galapagos

For many, the best dive site in the islands

Darwin's Arch, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Not just one of the best dive sites in the Galapagos, for many Darwin is considered to have some of the best diving in the world.

Located just off the southeast tip of Darwin Island, the islet of Darwin's Arch is a fantastic marine wonderland. The main attractions are the whale sharks and hammerhead sharks that often gather here. But there are many other species you can find - green turtles, majestic manta rays, dolphins, large schools of fish, and other species of sharks are all frequent encounters.

You will usually enjoy two dives here, one before breakfast and one after lunch before sailing back towards Wolf Island for dinner. If you have any particular species that you are keen to see on your dive, contact one of our Galapagos experts today and we can advise on the best dive itinerary to suit your requirements.

Photos of Darwin's Arch

Highlights at Darwin's Arch

  • Swimming with giant whale sharks
  • Watching Hammerhead sharks congregate

Possible Activities


Map of Darwin's Arch

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Our cruises that include Darwin's Arch