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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Amazing Variety in the Galapagos", Feb, 2017,

by Caroline Tess, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9589.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Philippines, Truk, Caribbean, Galapagos, Egypt, and Florida
Closest Airport Galapagos Getting There Thru Quito or Guayaquil. Arrive at the airport early for the day of your connecting flight to the islands. You have to wait in several lines to get a special visa for galapagos, have your bag checked for invasive species, check in for your flight, maybe pay for your excess baggage, and go thru security.

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 68 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth, 60 minute dive.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments camera stations near the dive deck with chargers, air, etc. Dive staff was careful and thorough in delivering cameras to the divers once they were seated in the pangas. ... 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 4 stars
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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Galapagos diving is some of the most diverse, unique, and incredible. It is well worth the price. While it is definitely not for beginners, at least during our trip, it was not the impossible physical challenge that is described on many websites. We had new divers (less than 50 dives) who were in excellent physical shape, extremely experienced divers in their 70s, and a number of women who were not deterred by the cold water. However, you do need to be a safe, confident, and careful diver, due to the remote locations and the fact that you and your buddy will be on your own at times.

February is 'warmer' so we often had water temps in the high 70s. I felt like my 7 mm was a tad much on several dives at the beginning of the week. However, at the end of the week, the temperatures drop in to the high 60s at some beautiful sites - iguanas feeding, red lip batfish, gato sharks, etc. And then i was glad to have my 7 mm, hood, and to fill my suit up with warm water before i backrolled in...

Sometimes on a dive trip, it feels like 7 days of the same, even tho ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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