10 Best Places to Scuba Dive in Ecuador

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Jazmin’s passion is to scuba dive everywhere we travel. We started scuba diving in 2015, when we moved to Ecuador. We took our Padi certification with Tortuga Divers. We have dive in many places in Ecuador including the Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Thailand and Greece.

Some of the places mentioned in this list, we have not had the opportunity yet to explore but we asked our fellow divers for their recommendation. We chose to use videos to take you to the beautiful underwater world. We encourage you to say goodbye to your fears and discover a new world with endless beauty.

10 Best Places to Scuba Dive in Ecuador

10. Isla de la Plata, Manabí

Animals you could see: Blue footed bobbies, frigates, lobster, octopus, turtles, Moorish Idols, pelicans, parrot, among others.

9.Isla Salango, Manabí

Animals you could see: Lobsters, octopuses,  Bluestripe snapper, Angelfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly Fish, Fish Soldier, moray eel, eels, Sergeant Major, Dorado fish, Blowfish, Cornet Reef Fish, Parrot Fish, Fish Criollo, Fish long stripes and much more.

8. Islote Horno de Pan, Manabí

Animals you could see: Colorful fishes, turtles, rays, eels, starfish, octopus.

7. Islote el Ahorcado, Manabí

Animals you could see: Colorful fishes, turtles, rays, eels, starfish, octopus.

6. El Pelado Island

Animals you could see:  Lobsters, octopuses, Moorish idols, burritos Yellowtail, Snapper blue stripe, Angelfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly Fish, Fish Soldier, moray eel, Blowfish, Reef Fish Cornet, Parrotfish, Criollo fish, fish with long stripes.

5. León Dormido, Galapagos

Animals you could see: Turtles, hammerhead sharks, eagle ray, porcupine fish, reef sharks, many fishes, starfish and more.

4. Gordon Rocks, Galápagos

Animals you could see: Golden Rays, Eagle Rays, Barracudas, Sea Turtles, a school of Hammerhead Sharks, a Black-Tip Reef Shark, Mobula Rays and more.

3. Bajo Cope

Animals you could see: Turtles, Mantas Giants, eagle rays, Snapper, Snook, Grouper, octopus and a wide variety of corals and colorful fish among others. The best months to visit is between July and October because they get huge rays.

2. Darwin Island, Galápagos

Animals you could see: Hammerhead shark, whale shark, black tip shark, sea lions, manta rays, eagle rays, scorpion fishes, dolphins, penguins, silkies, and so much more. For Darwin and Wolf Island you have to take a 7-day boat tour, as it takes 16 hours to get to the islands. The price is between 2,500 to 4,500 USD for the 7 days.

1. Wolf island, Galápagos

Animals you could see: Hammerhead shark, whale shark, black tip shark, sea lions, manta rays, eagle rays, scorpion fishes, dolphins, penguins, silkies, and so much more.

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