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Dive Review of agressor 1 in
Galapagos Islands

agressor 1, Aug, 2007,

by aaron, colo, usa . Report 3501.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 60 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]rins tanks camera tables, batery charging and handleing where excalent. the crew was top shelve when it came to cameras. The only thing that was lacking was a no liquid rule on the camera table rule. other than that yes yes yes!!

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The check out dive sucks! 60 degress with 10 ft vis at the best. No one even checked us out to see if we could dive or not. I felt that was a verey poor welcome the Galapagos diving exsperiance. The next two dives where just as cold with a little better vis and more to see however I did a land tour instead of diving. That in it self said alot for a hard core big critter guy. I dove Coco in 1999 and I think I know what I should have seen in the Galopags however I am dis heartend to see less hammers less jacks and less everthing at the Galapegos. I did not exspect to find a small city on any of the islands much less a small armada of boats big and small. As usual the Government is too late in regulating this wonderful and unusual place, In my opinion the intiar area shuold be closed off to any fishing and strickley regulated to all land and diving operations. The diving is still world class and the critters are still their however for how long I do noy know. The ocean is being raped and turned into a barren desert by fishermen with no morals or any idea of preserving thier way of life just to make a buck. I here tell of oreintals killing hundreds of sea hourses on cuosins rocks just to sell them for an afrodesiack. That kind of person should not be breading in the first place. I am glad that my wife was able to dive with Galopagos sharks and with many whale sharks, turtles, hammers, silkies and rays before thay are all gone! We did have four straite dives with whale sharks....WOW what awsome fish. lots of eels and barakudas and jacks. as of Aug. 2007 the Galopagos is still great. We dove Wolf and darwin for 2 days. That was all that we where alowed to dive it. I would go back if we could dive nothing but wolf and darwin however I think thoes days are gone! Go liveaboards and no daytripers!
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