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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  • This is far the best snorkeling in galapagos... looks all sharks hammers, galapagos tortoises exotic fish etc... If I recommend you go during the months of January to April, which is hot, the other months thats cold, try to go when the day is cloudy for better visibility.
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  • It is an incredible place to snorkel, or scuba diving, the ride is wonderful. YOU walk among turtles, sharks head of hammer, and the formation is impressive.
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  • Great dives here. Have a few dives under your belt before going here. Very strong current and temperature changes. 
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  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...