It's a true paradise underwater in the Galapagos Islands. The cold Humboldt Current flows north from Antarctica along the west coast of South America causing nutrient-rich "upwelling". This phenomenon is in large part responsible for the incredible biodiversity seen in the islands, both on land and in the ocean.
We had the opportunity to snorkel at least once each day, always in a new spot. Most of the photos in this gallery were taken during our snorkel outings, but on the first day of our trip, I got to fulfill my dream of scuba diving with the really big sharks (photos at the end).