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Dive Review of Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor II, Jul, 2007,

by Michael Shwayder, CA, USA ( 1 report). Report 3638.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Palau, Fiji, Caymans, Catalina Is
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 62 to 76 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with a buddy but could dive your own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Aggressor II was an excellent operation. There were 10 crew for 14 guests. Dive briefings were complete. Divemaster GianCarlo was excellent as naturalist and divemaster. We had great weather: the long passage to Darwin and Wolf Islands was relatively calm. Currents were moderate for the most part but one did have to get down quickly in order to stay with the group. We were very lucky at Darwin Island and saw at least one whale shark on every dive! There were healthy schools of hammerheads numbering over 100 and flotillas of spotted eagle rays on some dives. I was very comfortable in a dry suit. Most of the others wore 7mm wetsuits and they admitted to being cold after some of the dives when the temperature was in the low 60's. Food and service were excellent, the cabins were for two and were individually air conditioned. I would definitely sign up to do this dive trip again.
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