A sea turtle elegantly glides past. Expertly camouflaged a small ray hides in the sand, just two metres below you. You follow a school of tropical fish, then turn around to find a small reef shark has been following you.
It’s not scary or dangerous, only white-tip and black-tip reef sharks occupy these waters, not larger sharks. It’s an indication of how close you can get. Champion Islet is the best snorkeling site in southern Galapagos, because you can see so much so close to the surface.
This is also an easy snorkel site and a guide will accompany you throughout.