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Dive Review of Reina Silvia - Aquatic Encounters in
Galapagos Islands

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Valerie Miller, CA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 2242

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel ,Roatan, Bonaire, BVI, Turks & Caicos, Caymans,Hawaii, Baja
Calif.,Fiji

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy, dry  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
66   to 79    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 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
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
 Comfortable cabins with en suite facilities. Immaculately clean and
maintained 15 passenger yacht with attentive staff and great food.  The
diving was amazing, particularly at Darwin I. Hundreds of
hammerheads,feeding black tip reef sharks in a pack, Huge schools of tuna,
angel fish,butterfly fish, creole fish, and more, 8 encounters with at
least 5 different whalesharks! Scores of moray eels swimming and lounging
about,  many dolphins sighted in the water and from the surface,cleaning
station activity.  Eagle ray squadrons, a manta caught on tape, friendly
and not so friendly sea lions, giant sea horses, black coral gardens and
massive garden eel colonies.  Above the water and below, the animals are
unafraid and easily viewed.  
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