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Darwin Island, rich in the variety of its pelagic species in the depths of the Pacific Ocean and one of the smallest islands in the archipelago, is a spectacular area for diving as it is considered one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. It is located close to Wolf. El Arenal is considered one of the best diving points in the entire world, sloping off Darwin’s Arch. The currents are moderate to strong, and the depth ranges from 46 to 121 ft., with visibility from 40 to 80 ft. There is an amazing array of marine wildlife you can encounter, like dolphins commonly sighted feeding on schools of fish, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, rays, Galapagos sharks, and even tiger sharks and killer whales. It offers a unique experience, not just from the impressive marine life but from the geological formations as well.
One of its attractions is the impressive stone arch formation, known as Darwin's Pillars—formerly the Darwin Arch. This is a fantastic marine wonderland and home to many endemic birds. You could spot sea lions, humpback whales, whale sharks, hammerheads, angelfish, dolphins, tuna, grunts, different fish schools, garden eels, moray eels, manta rays, and more. It’s not only about underwater action; the cliffs of Darwin Arch are a popular nesting area for marine birds such as the Nazca booby, red-footed booby, Swallow-tailed gull, and the Sooty Tern. Land birds include the rare Vampire Finch and Darwin’s Mockingbird.