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Dive Review of Humboldt Explorer in
Galapagos Islands/Wolf & Darwin mostly

April, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by W Stanley Wilson, MD, US (2 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"If you like to see large pelagics, this is a 'must do' trip"
Report Number 8220 has 3 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef, Kona Coast, California, Florida Keys, Fiji,
Flower Garden
Closest Airport
San Cristobal
Getting There
Miami direct to Guayaquil (or
Quito), then to San Cristobal 

Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Diving in two groups of 8, each led by a park ranger/dive master; needed to
stay with your group; max depth of 100 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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Diving in the Galapagos was the most challenging and most rewarding trip I
have taken in a very long time.  Challenging in the sense of having to
simultaneously cope with the surge associated with the swell, as well as
the currents.  Several times we were literally crawling along the bottom
when having to swim against the current.   Reward
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