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Darwin's Arch / Towers Diving

Main Darwin Island

One of the world's best diving sites

Information about Main Darwin Island




Darwin Island (originally named Culpepper Island) was renamed in honor of the famous naturalist. 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, 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 Main Darwin Island

Huge schools of hammerhead sharks

A marine wonderland

Pictures of Main Darwin Island

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Possible Activities in Main Darwin Island

scuba diving


Animals in Main Darwin Island

Our trips to Main Darwin Island

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