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Dive Review of Peter Hughes Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

January, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Preston A. Ball, GA, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 1819
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Florida, Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, Dominica, Caymans, NC coast,
Roatan, Truk
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
73   to 78    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
48   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No animal molestation  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Good camera table, isolated and dry. Plenty of room. Could have used a few
more electrical outlets, but those provided were sufficient.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
A tremendous operation/destination; one place you should experience at
least once during your lifetime. Definately not for beginners; cold water,
strong currents, thick wetsuits/heavy weighting/bouyancy concerns, and
dinghy diving make the overall diving challenging but definately worth the
payoff. Large schools of dense fish, playful sea lions, interesting
volcanic topography, manta rays, stingrays, turtles, and of course sharks -
Galapagos, hammerheads, silkies - all plentiful. Sensory overload. Peter
Hughes operation is top-notch; excellent service and accomodations. Land
excursions with animal interactions interesting and guided. Overall, trip
pricey but worth every cent.
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