This dive site is often said to be one of the best dive sites in the Galapagos as it is as close to perfect as a dive site could get. The dive site is a channel that divides the South and North Plaza Islands. After visiting the dive site, divers may question whether or not the site has been man made.
Divers normally spend most of their dive at around 20 metres. The visibility is good with a maximum of 30 metres but most divers will find visibility of around 15 metres. There is only a slight surge and slight current.
At around 7 metres, divers normally hover on one spot where there is often a school of sea lions. These animals are incredibly friendly and play with divers as they swim by. They females and juveniles, in particular, are extremely playful and often pull on the fins of passing divers as they swim around doing underwater acrobatics. The colony here is one of the largest in the Galapagos Islands.
Divers then move along into the channel where they can spot large numbers of butterflyfish, Moorish idols, wrasse, juvenile barracudas, triggerfish, sea stars, and damselfish. There are usually many sharks to be seen as part of the dive including Galapagos sharks and hammerhead sharks. Further north, the walled coral has many caves and crevices that are worth exploring for nudibranchs and small invertebrates. As with many of the dive sites in the Galapagos Islands, it is a magnificent dive.