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Dive Review of Silberstein Dive operation in
Galapagos Islands

Silberstein Dive operation, Feb, 2008,

by Pat Zimmerman, OR, USA . Report 3930.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Great Barrier Reef; Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Had to stay with 5 person group; no buddy system
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Daytrips to North Seymore with a really bad divemaster. He brought his girlfriend along; made us wait with the taxis back to Puerto Ayora while he shopped and ate. Little concern for novice diver (me); he annoyed a whitetip shark hiding in a cave to the point that the shark fled. Strong currents required that we hang onto rock outcroppings, damaging the scant flora.
If you want to see sharks, this is the place - saw around 20 Hammerheads and many whitetips. But cold water and poor visibility make it an unrewarding trip. No coral, few fish. Others report that they saw at least as much by snorkeling off of a liveaboard in the outer islands.
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