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Dive Review of Aggressor I in
Galapagos Islands

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by David Funderburk, CO, US (10 reports)
Report Number 3485

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Reporter
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Palau, Arctic Ocean

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy, dry  
Seas
choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
66   to 75    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
15   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Must dive with a buddy, although some in our group were allowed to dive
solo.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 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  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Large camera table.  Small area for charging batteries.
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  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
A wonderful trip.  We dove 4 dives at 2 dive sites at Wolf Island.  Dove 7
dives at the same site at Darwin's Arch.  The dive sites are strictly
regulated by the Park Service.  I would have preferred a little more
variety. Nevertheless, Darwin's Arch is a spectacular dive site.  A 5 mil
wet suit was plenty although there were times I was chilly. Due to the
sharp rocks, gloves are a must.We were supposed to dive 2 dives at Cousin's
Rock but didn't.  I was looking forward to seeing the sea horses there.
Strangly though, the Aggressor II did get to dive there.  Our captain had
an excuse but I got the feeling they just did not want to go to that site. 
Otherwise, the crew was great.  Very attentive and helpful. We had a
$100/person fuel surcharge even though gasoline in Equador is only $1.00 a
gallon.  I would recommend this trip to anyone.
On our flight back to Quito, the Aggressor guide said he got us on an
earlier flight but this was not true.  I think he was just using this as an
excuse to get us to the airport early. Finally, the land excursions were
great.  Richard, our divemaster, led them and he was very infomative.
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