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Dive Review of Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Alan Stabile, New York, USA (1 report)
Report Number 2736

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Reporter
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia (Mike Ball's Spoil Sport), Caribbean (many locations)

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 60    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow Dive Briefing very closely due to currents.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Big, dry tables with compressed air hoses, computer services for uploading.
Good large fresh water baths for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Aggressor II was comfortable and well maintained and the crew was ever
present to help with any request onboard or in the water. My dive shop
Panaqua in NYC organized the trip for fourteen divers and handled all
arrangements without a fault, an absolutely great dive shop. 
We saw 25-30 whale shales, tons of hammerheads and Galapagos sharks along
with an overwhelming assortment of life above and below. The dive masters
and naturalists were very informative on ALL aspects of the Galapagos
Islands.
The only draw back was the slightly heavy seas and getting into the zodiacs
after a dive, we were helped by the crew everytime we needed help but a
ladder would be nice if possible.

Alan Stabile
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