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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  • Visit the lion slept on two occasions, the first in an excursion known as 360 that runs through the island to your round, where I was able to do a snorkel with an excellent visibilidad and where you could see the sharks at the bottom, in addition to rays, sea lions and some turtle. The next day of this experience I decided to dive into the sleeping lion and a diving was really incredible. In the same one you can see galapagos and its marine life in its maximum expression. Dive with sharks hammer, turtles, large walls of fish and manta rays is something unique and offers it sleeping lion. 360 tours has a cost of approximately 140dls and diving in the sleeping lion a few 160dls (being two dives carried out, one per channel half and another on the outside walls of the rock formation.
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  • Went to Kicker Rock on my fist day in San Cristóbal and was completely amazed by it. On our way there we got to see an bryde's whale, and once in kicker rock and cerro brujo we saw white tip, black ti...  more »
  • Loads of turtles and small sharks to be seen, but quite challenging as you can be in the water for quite some time  more »
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  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...