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Dive Review of Galapagos Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Jack M Bernstein, OH, US (1 report)
Report Number 5783
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most of Caribbean, Red Sea, Costa Rica, Florida, California, Turks and
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
68   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
 No real restrictions but we usually dove with the dive master and followed
his profile. Currents were a bit intense to fool around too much.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
You want big stuff, you get it. Tons of sharks, whale sharks, rays and so
forth. Hard to see many little things for the big
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
1 stars   
5 stars    
This was a great operation.very attentive to safety with excellent
briefings. The dive masters were excellent and led us to lots of great
encounters. On the first day, the checkout dives were with seals, which
played with us. The highlight was Darwin Island. You immediately drop down
to 60' and grab on to a rock and hold on for dear life. This is NOT diving
for beginners. You really need to be confident and have good buoyancy
control. I am a photographer and it took me a while to figure out how to
handle my camera in the conditions. My wife found it too rough for her
liking and sat out further Darwin dives. BUT, boy was there stuff here. We
saw 4 whale sharks, hundreds of hammerheads and Galapagos sharks, and
flights of Eagle Rays. It was like being at the movies. You didn't need to
hunt for much. Wolf Island was a close second. We saw flights of Eagle Rays
there, again in a mostly passive way. Additionally saw some Cow Rays and
turtles.When we headed back, we stopped at Gordon Rock where we were buzzed
by at least 4 Mantas, which circled us in the sunken crater.

Didn't notice much little stuff except for some blue nudibranchs, probably
because we were concentrating on the big stuff.

Land tours were a bit more 'standard' but still useful and informative.

I really have few substantive complaints. The wet suits we rented were
'holy' but we were comped on them. Food was good to excellent. Service was

We will definitely go with Agressor again. 
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