A UNESCO World Heritage site, Malpelo Island is home to an astounding shark population. Dive with scalloped hammerheads, silkies and many other shark species at this liveaboard-only destination.
500 kilometers west of Buenaventura, Colombia in the Pacific Ocean, Malpelo attracts shark enthusiasts and scientists alike. Huge schools of hammerheads and silky sharks await those who visit this remote maritime mountain range. Ragged-tooth sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks and whitetip sharks also make an occasional appearance. This lonely island can be subject to strong and changing currents, so only advanced divers should attempt to dive here. Because of its distance from the mainland, Malpelo Island is only accessible by liveaboard, and typical itineraries last 10 to 11 days. For the best conditions, plan your liveaboard trip from July to August or January to March.