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Dive Review of Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Robert and Laura Mosqueda, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
California, Socorro Islands, Cocos, Indonesia (Komodo, Lembeh, Wakitobi),
Papua New Guinea, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
64   to 74    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We were asked to stay with the guide but there was reasonable flexibility.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
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Value for $$
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1 stars   
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First, be aware that there seems to be problems with several dive boats in
this part of the world. The original dive boat we had paid for (Buddy Dive)
lost their license a few months prior to the trip. Thank goodness for
Vickie Coker at Travel Masters in Austin, Texas! She was on top of this all
the way; she found us an ...
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By pnicozisis at Aug 10, 2014 16:51 EST  
Are there restrictions as to how many dives you can do from the government
By mosqueda at Aug 10, 2014 17:09 EST  
The gov't does have some restrictions, but the limitations are mostly due
to the logistics and conditions: long navigations, cold and choppy water,
etc. We were allowed to do 1 night dive at Darwin so on that day there were
4 dives; most days we had 3 dives and they were each about 50-60 minutes
long. The government does restrict land excursions such that we were only
allowed 2 visits which took place on the first and last days.
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