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Dive Review of Reina Silvia - Aquatic Encounters in
Galapagos Islands

Reina Silvia - Aquatic Encounters, Oct, 2005,

by Valerie Miller, CA, USA . Report 2242.

Reporter and Travel

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

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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