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Dive Review of Galapagos Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

January, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Elizabeth Sippl, CA, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6899
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Channel Islands and Monterey, CA; Hawaiian Islands-various; Fiji, Cayman,
Baja CA, Belize, Great Barrier Reef, Br. Virgin Islands, Costa Rica,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
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Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
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Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
stay with group. no diving below 100 feet.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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basic freshwater tank available and some internet accessibility depending
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5 stars
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Value for $$
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My first live aboard experience and it was VERY satisfactory.  The diving,
especially at Wolf and Darwin Islands, was incredible. My goal was to see
hammerheads and I was not disappointed.  Schools of scalloped hammerheads,
large eagle and manta rays and many other pelagic species.  We were not 'in
whale shark season' and did not see any, but other friends, diving another
live-aboard with a schedule four days later, were lucky and saw one on one

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By medas at May 11, 2013 23:29 EST  
What were your favorite land based tours from the Finch Bay Resort?
By esippl at May 12, 2013 11:12 EST  
I did depart from the Finch Bay Resort, where I was staying, but the travel
was not co-ordinated by them.  Instead my day trips were co-ordinated by
Bambu Travel, through a local agent Penguin Travel.

That being said  Bartholome and Floreana Islands. If you look at Wikipedia
you will see many spectacular photos from Bartholome.  It did not have much
animal, and minimal plant, life but it did have spectacular views of the
area. You get to the higher ground by walking up some flights of wooden
Floreana is interesting as it has a turtle reserve of sorts and a history
with other folks having lived on the island, which is unusual in the
Galapagos.  It was quite far to travel there for a day from Finch Bay.
I have to say I saw most of the animal life in the Galapagos from the
Agressor ship and I am not sure the day trips were really 'worth' it.  I
might have been better off diving more days from land based operators.  It
depends upon what you are looking for.
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