Welcome to Isla Malpelo
The diversity and, above all, the size of the marine life is eye-popping, and includes over 200 hammerhead sharks and 1000 silky sharks. It is also one of the few places where sightings of the short-nosed ragged-tooth shark, a deepwater shark, have been confirmed. The volcanic island has steep walls and impressive caves.
Dive conditions can be treacherous and accidents are not unheard of. Only advanced divers with experience should attempt this trip.
A contingent of soldiers guard Malpelo, and it's forbidden to set foot on the island.