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Snorkelling in the Galapagos

Turtle timeThere are three dimensions to the fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos: land, air and sea. Though many creatures are comfortable in more than one (even all three!), the vast majority of species reside exclusively below sea level.

So to get the most out of a Galapagos trip, we recommend bringing a dive mask. Maybe you already own one, or can pick one out in your local dive shop. This is preferable to a used mask which may not fit exactly. A new snorkel might also be a good idea, though fins (which are heavier) can be rented. In fact, fins are entirely optional.

After a short orientation from your tour/cruise guide, you’re all set to explore the first few meters of the Galapagos underworld. If no wetsuits are provided and you find the water chilly, a tight-fitting shirt/vest and cycling shorts are usually enough…

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