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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  • Kicker Rock was one of the excursions I was really looking forward to while on San Cristabal. The promise of snorkeling with Sharks, Turtles, Rays, and colorful Fishes was exciting to say the least bu...  more »
  • Impressive rock formation just 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, highly recommended for snorkeling or diving in their water (especially per channel).
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  • A must visit place in Galapagos, we did the snorkling trip from santa cruz, a 2 hour boatride. An amazing place with a lot of sealife a long the way, And There were so many turtles in the water that Y...  more »
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  • Good for a quick stop, a lot of noises, not for a long-term stay...