Diving and snorkeling in the north of the archipelago
diving and snorkeling
endemic Marchena lava lizard, marine turtles, hammerhead sharks, whitetip reef sharks, rays, dolphins, marine iguanas, whales, Galápagos fur seal
Explore and experience
In the north of the archipelago lies Marchena, next to Genovesa and Pinta the largest of these three islands. The island is volcanic; the last eruption occurred in 1991. Marchena has a fascinating historical connection with the island of Floreana in the south. In 1934 two bodies were found here: the mummified body of Lorenz, one of the two lovers of the “Baroness of Floreana” and the second body of Nuggeröd, the owner of a small fishing boat.
When visiting Marchena you do not go ashore. You make a beautiful panga ride along the coastline. In addition, the whimsically shaped coast with caves is rich in marine life so that you can enjoy snorkeling and diving here.
This part in the southeast of the island is a very nice location for snorkeling and diving. Here you will meet sharks (hammerhead shark, white tipped reef shark, Galápagos shark), sea lions and even dolphins. Whales are also occasionally spotted here.
This second dive spot is located on the southwest side of Marchena. Here you will mainly find rays and sea turtles.Back to overview