Gordon Rocks Galapagos
If you think you have seen everything, you would be wrong if you haven?t been to Gordon Rocks on the Galapagos Islands. The hammerheads are its claim to fame. You can get comfortably close and become so enrapt as to miss the ample variety of rays from eagles and stingrays to marbled and the ever-present mantas. There are also white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks, turtles, heiroglyphic hawkfish, flag cabrillas, blennies, and wrasse. It is like a catalogue of sea life that also includes cardinalfish, king angelfish, sea lions, yellowtail sturgeon, and barracudas. This is a diving experience worth pursuing. You will find it at the top of a submerged cone at one end of Santa Cruz Island?the northeastern. People call it the washing machine and rightly so because of the volcano-like feature of the northern and southern rocks known as a caldera. Submerged pinnacles have a channel between them resulting in strong whirling currents. Caution is in order here. We say advanced divers only.
|Depth:?6-40 meters.||Visibility:?5-18 meters.||?A one-hour boat ride from Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.||-0.57 -90.2|