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Dive Review of Peter Hughes - Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

Peter Hughes - Sky Dancer, Sep, 2005,

by Peggy Weems, OR, USA . Report 2124.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Vancouver Island, BC, Channel Islands, Palau, Fiji, Belize, Bonaire, Little Cayman, San Juan Islands, Washington, Borneo, Turks & Caicos, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 65 to 72 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I dove Nitrox, but there was no reason to go below 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Almost everyone on our trip was using digital. There is a large camera table and a "cameras only" rinse tank. There is also a nearby battery charging station.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a wonderful trip. It should be added to the "must visit at least once during a lifetime" list for any experienced diver. I dove using a dry suit, which was very comfortable. I was glad I had read previous reports which suggested the need for a good pair of gloves. In these strong currents which can toss you up or down, you will want to be able to grab the rocks. Beginning or timid divers should not go. I have over 500 dives and still had a moment or two when I felt like a beginner -- trying to dump air fast enough to avoid popping to the surface. It is hard to describe the awesome feeling you get when a school-bus sized whale shark cruises by right next to you. There were schools of hammer heads and eagle rays. The manta rays are also impressive. The Sky Dancer staff combined great shore excursions with the fabulous diving.
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