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Diving in Isabela Island (Albemarle)
When to go to Isabela Island (Albemarle)
Diving around Isabela Island is available all year round. Air temperatures are around 20-26C/68-78F, but it is colder on the west coast (16-23C/60-66F). June through November is the cold season (water temperatures are usually 19-23C/66-73F), and December through May is the warm season (water temperatures between 20-25C/68-77F). Currents vary from weak to medium. Visibility can reach 25m/82ft. What to see The underwater seascape is colorful and home to abundant marine life, such as mantas, sharks, seahorses, octopi, sponges, marine iguanas, rays, sea turtles, grouper, barracudas, tuna, and the possibility of mola mola. Here is the best chance of a whale encounter, where 16 species have been identified.
Scuba diving in Isabela Island (Albemarle)
Isabela Island is the largest island in the Galápagos, and is actually a conglomeration of six large volcanoes. The most interesting diving is done around the north coast and around Puerto Villamil in the south of Isabela. The west part of Isabela is directly in the path of the Cromwell current, so there is a lot of upwelling cold water, but due the cold water, several fish are more abundant here than elsewhere in the Galápagos islands, such as the Galápagos rock bass, gold-rimmed surgeonfish, harlequin wrasses, and sailfin grouper.Both beginners and experienced divers can find suitable dive sites. Most popular dive sites Some of the most interesting dive sites are Cape Marshall, Punta Vicente Roca sites, Roca Redonda, Isla Tortuga, Tagus Cove, Punta Albemarle. Roca Redonda is an underwater active volcano that rises 3000m/9483ft from the sea floor and emerges from the water as an island. Here divers can find Galápagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, and barracudas.
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