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Dive Review of aggressor in
Galapagos Islands

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Foust, ca, United States (1 report)
Report Number 1763
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
revillajigedos, st. vincent, cozumel, st lucia, grand cayman, belize,
utila, st. kitts, saba
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
currents  
Water Temp
72   to 80    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
120 ft.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
adequate facility, assistance for the camera table. visability and current
make macro a challenge and in some instances the video is also difficult;
that said the overall availability of subject matter make it worth the
effort
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 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
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
I have been on 3 previous live aboards.... which were generally good, but
all things considered... service, food and space result this the galapagos
aggressor I being the best I've experienced. Staff were outstanding in
every respect; picking us up at the airport in Ecuador, transition to hotel
and transition back to the airport for the departure to the boat. Same on
the return takes all the stress out of it. Once on the boat this franchise
has it down to the slightest detail..... I tried hard to consider a
complaint but the cabin was comfortable the bathroom good and service /
food too plentiful. I didn't need special gloves as I'd been urged to get,
the 3 ml were plenty; I used a 4 ml suit [ hi tempt was 80] with a 4 ml
hooded vest [low temp was 74] that was essential at the southern stops, but
not needed at darwin and wolf. plenty of hammerheads, dolphins, turtles,
galapagos, silky and a few white tips were seen. No whale shark but the
orcas scared everything away after the first day so that might have
included the whale shark. Gordon Rock can be skipped and there were other
dives where I frankly had such poor visability it was of little value but
when the dives were good they were great..... including playful plentiful
sea lions. I got decent video and fair stills because the conditions are
challenging. But I would go again. 75% of the divers were making their 3rd
or more trip here so the divers were good but the staff still did
everything well.
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