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Dive Review of Galapagos Aggressor I in
Galapagos Islands

April, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Robert M. Jackson, FL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 5481
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Mediterraean, SW Pacific, N Pacific, N Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
55 minutes, no decompression, variable depth limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Small camera table, but adequate.  Charging station adequate.  No internet
access.  Crew handled cameras well.
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  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
1 stars   
5 stars    
Diving in the Galapagos is challenging, but eminently rewarding.  The water
can be cool and a 7 mm wetsuit at minimum is advised.  The diver should be
in good physical condition to deal with currents and climbing into

That said, the environment is stunning, the diving superb and exciting, and
this boat and crew are among the very best.

While the number of dives is limited by the shore excursions, the
opportunity to walk in Darwin's footsteps is well worth losing a few. 
Everyone learned an immense amount of natural history.

Divermasters Walter Torres and Nelson Martinez are among the best.

Lenses should include a telephoto (70-300 mm) for land and birds, a 24 mm,
16 mm and 60 mm (for the seahorses).

Go. Now. And support the environmental stewards.
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