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

Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer: "Beyond expectations", May, 2017,

by Mary McCombie, CT, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9612.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all over the world
Closest Airport GYE Getting There easy to fly to Guayaquil and San Cristobal

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 64 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions no deeper than 110 feet, 50 minutes max on most dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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Comments My expectations for this trip were high, and it's rare that one comes back with expectations exceeded. Since you doubtless already have a good idea of what diving Galapagos is like, I will report less on the diving and more on the experience. The diving mostly rocked, although the memory of Darwin, Wolf, Isabela, and Fernandina tends to displace the few dives that were a little quiet. Don't consider going unless you feel really comfortable with your buoyancy in rough conditions; you will enjoy yourself even in downcurrents, cross currents, etc. if buoyancy is comfortable. Wear good gloves because you will need to gr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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