Nowhere to land but also no need

Wonderful waters

The rock known as Daphne, north of Santa Cruz, the main island of the Galapagos chain, is one of the archipelago’s easiest and yet most productive dive sites. Often visited in conjunction with another site, Daphne offers something other dive sites in the Galapagos can’t: relaxing dives are almost guaranteed.

The dive trip here is an easy, easy cruise along sloping shelves or dramatic walls. Sea turtles are cheap and prolific; manta rays drop buy frequently; white tip reef sharks hang out lazily; sea lions come down to check out and play with humans who are thoroughly out of their element.

The rock offers no convenient landing spot for a boat; but then none is needed as Daphne’s spectacular wildlife is underwater.

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