León Dormido, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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A popular dive site off of San Cristobal Island, León Dormido showcases a wealth of diverse and colorful marine life. The two rocks, which were once connected, reflect what’s left of a lava cone jutting 140 m (459 ft) out of the water. To visit the landmarks, you must travel with a certified guide, so reserve a boat tour or diving trip. If you approach from the south, you might notice the rock formations' resemblance to a sleeping lion, hence the Spanish name "leon dormido." The two rocks join together 19 m (62 ft) below the surface, forming a narrow channel that small boats can pass through. Don your snorkelling gear to see what’s swimming beneath the surface, namely tropical fish, hammerhead sharks, green turtles, and the Galapagos shark. Arrange to visit León Dormido and other attractions in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno family vacation planner.
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  • It is an imprescindibel tour for those who like to put his head under the water and be impressed with what you see. Islet or rock enter the water vertically so it is a snorkel depth, but stuck to the rock there are corals and lots of fish, in addition you can swim among turtles, sharks and sea lions. It is the best of Galapagos, and the cheapest snorkel hired in San Cristobal.
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  • The "San Cristobal 360" boat tour stopped here for 45 minutes of snorkeling. The water wasn't that clear, only saw a few fish, several sea turtles and sea lions. Our group snorkeled to a cave to see s...  more »
  • Ride of a lifetime, beautiful landscapes, snorquell along with sea lions, turtles and many fish
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  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...