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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
Report Number 2242
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel ,Roatan, Bonaire, BVI, Turks & Caicos, Caymans,Hawaii, Baja
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

cloudy, dry  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
66   to 79    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
 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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