Malpelo Diveexpeditions

Diving in Malpelo Island, Colombia

Malpelo is the Island of Sharks!



Beside Isla Coco, there is no other place in the world where you can encounter such huge Schools of Hammerhead- and Silkie Sharks!


Malpelo Island is home to a large variety and quantity of marine creatures.


Of special interest is the hammerhead shark with its awe-inspiring schools, reaching up to 300 hundred individuals.


The enormous congregations of Silky Sharks who often mix with Hammerheads to form colossal Shark Schools and the huge number of cluster and free swimming Moray Eels are the two most outstanding phenomena in Malpelo.


Other common sights are the White Tip Shark, Galapagos Shark, giant schools of Angel Fish, Creole fish, Jacks, Tuna, and occasionally a Sail Fish, Whale Shark and even Humpback Whales and Blue Whale.



The rare, deep water Ragged-Tooth Shark also can be encountered in the colder depths


Most dive sites are located close to the main island. Anchoring is not permitted anywhere within the marine protected area, consequently all descents and ascents are without a line.


Sea conditions can make entries and exits challenging at times. Visibility ranges between 80 ft to 130 ft / 25 m to 40 m.


Water temperatures between 25 and 28 C 72 to 79 F on surface.

In case of Thermoclines, water temperatures can drop to 15 C , 60 F.


Currents can be strong, which makes drift diving the best option on some of the sites.


The Malpelo Foundation only allows one Live-Aboard dive vessel to be present at the island at any one time, with a maximum of 25 divers.


They also require that divers hold at minimum an Advanced Open Water certification or have proof of extensive diving experience at the maximum recreational dive depths of 130 feet/ 40 meters.



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