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Dive Review of Academy Bay in
Galapagos Islands

Academy Bay : "Good land based diving", Jun, 2015,

by Donald Greenberg, AK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8323 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Thailand, Western Samoa, Alaska, Vancouver Island, Mexico
Closest Airport Baltra Getting There Make connection in Guayaquil. American Airlines' flight delay caused an extra day travel.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 75 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives restricted to 50 minutes, 90 feet depth, stay with dive master.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No specific accommodation for cameras, but crew handled cameras with care. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Academy Bay has a fixed schedule of dive locations each day. In 6 days of diving we went to 5 different islands. Gordon rocks was the only repeat dive site. Travel times typically 1 hour or more. [One day 3 hours] Two dives per day with snacks of fruit, chips and cookies during surface interval and full ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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