Our Galapagos itineraries feature some of the most spectacular pelagic diving on the planet. One of those rare places you can dive through hundreds of hammerhead sharks to find a whale shark cruising along too. It’s no wonder that our very own Managing Director, Alyson Tyler, even with all her experience has chosen this as her favourite itinerary. Here is what Alyson has to say about her adventures in the Galapagos.
‘What a wonderful place the Galapagos is! How fortunate I feel to have been able to dive there. The sealions were a total surprise under the water – playful, inquisitive and elegant. I fell in love with them. One even came to hang out with us as we held on to a small rocky outcrop, waiting for the mola mola family to pass. That was a cold dive but SO worth it. The mola mola glided past on their regular daily commute, seemingly oblivious to our presence. The sharks were astonishing – at one point we lay very close to a white sandy eel garden and watched as a huge number of enormous hammerheads passed in front of us, one by one. They almost skimmed the bottom, following each other almost perfectly – it was like single lane freeway for hammerheads. We were spoilt with sharks actually. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as beautiful as the Silky which came to say hello during our safety stop. The Galapagos shark was also a real treat. Majestic Eagle rays, tuna glistening and flitting away as quickly as they had appeared, marine iguanas, a blue whale during one of our crossings… It really was a magical place. What a privilege to have been there.’
Alyson Tyler, Managing Director