"Hammerheads!" Top 5 Page for this destination Diving and Snorkeling Tip by Quero


One of the great thrills of diving Galapagos is the opportunity to see schooling hammerhead sharks. These strange animals have their eyes at either side of a head shaped like--you guessed it--the head of a hammer. The visibility of the water was, sadly, not too good for photography, and while occasionally I could see a hammerhead closely enough to see its eyes, somehow the camera couldn't focus properly in time to take great pictures.

The photo shows part of a huge school of hammerheads. You will have to enlarge the picture to see any detail at all, but I can count about 25 sharks in this group.

I guess I'll just have to go back there, and hope there are whale sharks for me to see next time, too.

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  • Written Dec 6, 2004
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