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Dive Review of Galapagos Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands/Includes Wolfe/Darwin

July, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Randall S Preissig, TX, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 7091
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Raja Amphat, Komodo, Thailand, Burma, Sipadan, Palau, Truk, Fiji, Great
Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Tahiti(including Ringora and others,
Ponape, Hawaii, Socorro isles, Cocos, Red Sea, Bonaire, Cozumel, Caymans,
Belize, Bahamas, Belize, Virgin Islands, Fl. Keys, PNG 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
59   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
55 minutes total time, dive buddy, above 100 ft., stay with the group or
close by(at least for the first few days)  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Somewhat small camera table/area but adequate.  Fresh rinse water, air
hose, etc. ...
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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First, let me emphasize that this is fantastic diving, but it is VERY
COLD--as low as 59 degrees on some dives and never above the Low seventies.
Bring a 7mm suit with thick boots and gloves and a thick hood or hooded
vest. And there is often LOTS of current.
I actually did back-to-back weeks on the Galapagos Aggressor II.  I figured
the overnight 30 hour expensive($1700) trip each way justified more than 5
1/2 days of diving. This report will include both weeks.
Galapagos, especially Darwin, is world famous and is always rated as the or
one of the best dive locations in the world--and you hear this wherever you
go, including Indonesia, Palau, etc.  It lived up to its reputation.  I
will only comment on the highlights: My first "real" dive after
the check-out dive we ran into a school of over 100 mobula(devil rays)! 
This was one of the most impressive sights I've seen scuba diving. This
sighting w ...
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