Darwin's Arch / Towers Diving

Darwin's Towers (formerly: Darwin's Arch)

For many, the best dive site in the islands

Information about Darwin's Towers

Difficulty/accesibility

Biodiversity

Strinking views

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Huge schools of hammers and Galápagos sharks, whale sharks, Mantas: Darwin's Towers (formerly: Darwin's Arch) is arguably one of the world's best diving sites.

Located just off the southeast tip of Darwin Island, the islet of Darwin's Towers (formerly known as Darwin's Arch, but the arch collapsed in 2021) 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.

We have met divers with over 1000 logged dives that still called it the single best diving site of their life! 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's Towers

Current Diving on a big wall: Lots of diving experience required

NITROX recommended

Giant whale sharks

Huge schools of Hammerheads (hundreds!)

Lots and lots of Galápagos Sharks

Pictures of Darwin's Towers

Darwin's Arch / Darwin Towers
Darwin's Arch / Darwin Towers
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Possible Activities in Darwin's Towers

scuba diving

Diving

Highlights Close to Darwin's Towers

Darwin's Arch / Towers Diving
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.

Animals in Darwin's Towers

Our trips to Darwin's Towers

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