This is great wreck dive as the Caragua ship sunk over 100 years ago and so has developed into a fantastic reef. There are not many wreck dives in the Galapagos and so this is a poplar site for wreck diving enthusiasts who visit the islands.
The wreck was a World War 1 German ship that was transporting goods and materials when it sank here. It is not known why it sank but it is likely that it hit some reef or rock and then sank. It is a large boat and is about 100 metres long. The main sections that divers can explore include the boilers and the propellers.
The islands are unusual as well in that they have little or no current in the area and so the dive is a nice and calm dive. Divers can expect to spot smaller marine life living on the corals on the wrecks including many different types of nudibranch. There are also many scorpionfish, yellow snappers, and turtles that live on the wreck along with schools of fish living inside the various spaces of the wreck. There are normally many different rays on and around the wreck including manta rays, golden eagle rays, spotted eagle rays, and mobula rays.