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Dive Review of Galapagos Sky in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Sky, Aug, 2013,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7216.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Fiji, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Yap, Galapagos, Cozumel, La Paz, Yucatan Peninsula (Cave Diving) Malaysia, Philippines, Florida Keys, California Coast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 59 to 72 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A 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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The Galapagos Sky does not have dedicated photo facilities. There is a camera table, however, all dive bags and suitcases share the same space as the dive table. The batte ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was our second trip to the Galapagos with the first trip having taken place onboard the Aggressor in 2009. That first trip was spectacular and we were looking for more of the same.

We were originally scheduled to fly from Guayaquil to San Cristobal, however, with two days to go we learned plans had changed and we were to fly into Balta. We didn't learn the reason until we arrived in Balta: the Galapagos Sky had only one engine operational. This was briefly mentioned during our orientation, however, nothing was mentioned about it altering our itinerary.

We boarded and were told we would do our checkout dive in the harbor by Balta Airport rather than Isla Lobos. The first disappointment (there would be a few) was that they did not have any tanks larger than 80^3ft tanks despite our request weeks in advance for larger tanks. The checkout dive turned out to be a treat, however, as there was quite a bit of life at this rocky site as compared to the desolate sand bottom of Isla Lobos.

After our checkout dive we sat down to dinner. This began a week of uninspired meals. The food was bland and basically variations o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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