Scuba diving in Gordon's Rock

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 6 m
Maximum: 40 m
Average: 6 m
Maximum: 20 m
Gordon’s Rock, is a part of Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands, and is situated about 965km/600ml off the West coast of South America, in the Pacific Ocean. Diving conditions at Gordon’s Rock dive site are only suitable for seasoned divers. Strong currents often make diving experience even more enjoyable but at the same time can be very dangerous. Every dive at Gordon’s Rock promises extraordinary sightings. Divers will enjoy exploring spectacular black coral gardens populated with a wide variety of colorful reef fish, schools of hammerheads, pods of dolphins, manta rays and sea lions. And all this at a high speed of drift dive!

When to go

There are two main seasons at Gordon’s Rock - the warm season (from December to March) and the cool season (from April to November). During the cool season the water temperature stays around 20-26C/68-78F and divers are recommended to wear 5-7mm wetsuit. During the warm season the water temperature ranges from 24C/75F to 26C/80F.

What to see

Divers will see the whole variety of colorful reef fishes on the background of spectacular coral gardens, schools of hammerheads, pods of dolphins, manta rays and sea lions.

Reachable from

Puerto Ayora

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