Hat Island Dive Site

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This is another dive site in the Galapagos where divers come to see sharks and rays. This dive site has some amazing topography as the island is volcanic and so the island has some amazing lava formations, lava tubes, and spatter cones. The island is a volcanic cone and is shaped like a Chinese hat, which is where it gets its name.

The dive can be quite deep and goes down to beyond 40 metres with most divers staying between 20 and 30 metres. Visibility here can be quite poor and rarely is above 10 metres. This is sufficient for divers to the site as they can explore the reefs and sandy bottom, as well as watch all the pelagic fish swim by. It is very popular with snorkelers but divers will have the deeper parts of the water to themselves.

Divers should be able to spot the islands resident Galapagos penguins swimming around in the water trying to hunt fish. The island also has a population of sea lions that are frequently seen as part of dives in the area. Divers can expect to see the main sharks of the Galapagos Islands including Galapagos sharks, black tip reef sharks, and white tip reef sharks. Divers should be able to spot eagle rays that are often found in groups here and there are normally other types of rays such as stingrays and marbled rays. These are joined by many different types of reef fish that live on the fantastic coral found here.

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