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Dive Review of Galapagos Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Aggressor II, Jan, 2013,

by Elizabeth Sippl, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 6899.

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, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions stay with group. no diving below 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 1 stars
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Comments 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 dive.

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By Michael Emerson in MN, US at May 11, 2013 23:29 EST  
What were your favorite land based tours from the Finch Bay Resort?
By Elizabeth Sippl in CA, US 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 stairs. 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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