Ecuador. Galapagos. Underwater fauna

The Galapagos archipelago consists of islands in the Pacific Ocean off Ecuador. It is a unique place for photographing large pelagic fish such as whale sharks, eagle rays, sharks, dolphins. But it is also an extraordinary place for schools of fish such as surgeon fish, butterfly fish. The icing on the cake is the presence of a very large colony of sea lions who do not hesitate to come to meet the divers. Galapagos marine animals do not fear humans because it is a huge reserve where many species are protected. Often, divers are more a source of curiosity than a source of fear. It is not uncommon to see sharks come very close to divers.

Despite the position of the archipelago over the equator, the waters are cold with temperatures that average 18 degrees Celsius. The Humboldt current coming from the depths of the south brings a water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. It is then stirred with 5 other warmer currents. The sensation of cold during the dives is accentuated by the strong currents that go in the diving wet suits. These cold waters swept away by strong currents create the necessary nutrients for the entire marine food chain in the Galapagos.

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