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Dive Review of Peter Hughes - Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Peggy Weems, OR, USA (1 report)
Report Number 2124

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Reporter
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.

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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