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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Galapagos Islands

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Dr. Mark Wolff, CO, USA
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Report Number 4357
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Caymans, Cozumel, Fiji, Florida, Holbox,
Jamaica, Puget Sound, Roatan, St. Lucia & Ice Diving in Colorado.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Only those needed for safety  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 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
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Spacious camera tables with compressed air and dedicated camera rinse.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
This was my first experience with Aggressor. I was very impressed! The
food, service and accommodations were great. I had one of the upper level
rooms and was very comfortable. The food was very good and the presentation
was outstanding. The meals had edible centerpieces that were truly works of
art. Any time my glass started to get low Salomon was there to refill it.
Several in our group had special dietary needs and they were well taken
care of.

The diving was very exciting. We saw many hammerheads, white tips, black
tips, seals and sea lions. As well as one whale shark. There were turtles
and eels on every dive. The divemaster, Walter, knew just where to take us
and was very attentive and service oriented. He was also our shore tour
guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife both above and
below the water. He could answer almost any question.

However, there were some issues. The people in our group that had lower
level cabins complained about noise from the anchor and engines. Many of
those folks had to sleep in the salon one night because the crew varnished
wood down below and the fumes were overpowering. The boat had just come out
of dry dock and these maintenance projects should have been before
passengers boarded.

We went in May. This is just the very start of whale shark season. The
water temp was still pretty warm and this prevented the arrival of most of
the whale sharks and mantas. We felt very lucky to find the one. If I go
back, I will go in mid summer when the water is colder so we can see more
whale sharks and mantas.
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