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Dive Review of Peter Hughs Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

Peter Hughs Sky Dancer, Nov, 2005,

by Mike McIntire, DVM, fl, USA . Report 2684.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Bonaire, Cozumel, Bahamas, Hawaii]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 57 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 9
Water Visibility 35 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Stay with the divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Big camera table, rinse tank on boat. Don't know how often the water in the tank is changes

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 Fantastic diving. Definitely adventure diving, NOT pleasure diving. In some areas, the current was so strong you had to pull yourself hand over hand over the rocks. Glad I had a dry suit for most of the diving this time of year. I recommend it as I also dived with a 9mm and was extremely cold. There are sharks everywhere, mostly hammerheads by the hundreds and galapagos sharks. Also saw a fair number of white tipped reef sharks and mantas. One member of our group, not me, unfortunately, did see one (1) whale shark and got the photo to prove it. The weather is October is cool there so be sure to bring a light jacket. The boat was a real pleasure as was the crew.
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