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Sky Dancer-Peter Hughes Full report       This was arguably the best and most gruelling dive trip I have ever been on. I have dived around the world from the tropics ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2005   Matt Brandt
250+ Dives
 
Tiburon Explorer LiveAboard     "Galapagos; Challenging as always"
After almost 2 years of working with COVID, traveling seemed rather daunting. However, once Ecuador announced the need for a vacci... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2021   Max Weinmann
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     This was a first rate trip. The boat was full and several of us had already been to the Galapagos Islands before. Wolf was a... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2013   Michael Emerson
500+ Dives
 
aggressor Full report LiveAboard     I have been on 3 previous live aboards. . . . which were generally good, but all things considered. . . service, food and space result ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2005   Michael Foust
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     "Challenging Dive Conditions; Wonderful Marine Life"
This was my second dive trip to the Galapagos. This trip was aboard the Galapagos Aggressor III. After spending the night in Guay... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2017   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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SCUBA IGUANA/ ROYAL PALM Full report       As I said this was our second trip to Galapagos in two years with the same dive company SCUBA IGUANA and stayed in the highlands a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2009   Michael Kazacos
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
MV Lammer Law Full report LiveAboard     Our three days at Wolf and Darwin were excellent, however only guide and one member of the group saw a whale shark. Lots of scallo... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   Michael Marmesh
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor II Full report       Aggressor II was an excellent operation. There were 10 crew for 14 guests. Dive briefings were complete. Divemaster GianCarlo was ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2007   Michael Shwayder
500+ Dives
 
NEMO Full report LiveAboard     My wife is an avid snorkeler, but not a diver, and hates being trapped with dive nuts, so Darwin and Wolf were definitely out. Pre... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2005   mickey rosenberg
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughs Sky Dancer Full report       Fantastic diving. Definitely adventure diving, NOT pleasure diving. In some areas, the current was so strong you had to pull you... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2005   Mike McIntire, DVM
250+ Dives
 
Humboldt Explorer Full report LiveAboard     My scheduled Galapagos Operator cancelled my trip. I picked this boat up at the last minute from Beckersphere who knew of one av... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2010   Mr Jeffrey Zankel
1000+ Dives
 
Humboldt Explorer Full report LiveAboard 12 Dives at Wolf and Darwin   We did a fair amount of research before deciding which operation to use. Several factors made the Humboldt the easy choice. They... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2012   Mr. Hal Berson
100+ Dives
 
Galapagos Master Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   "Dream Dive Destination"
Booked through the Siren Fleet that I have become fond of. Quality in Palau, quality again. Every diver's dream, the Galapagos, w... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2016   Oedipus
250+ Dives
 
Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     The Sky Dancer is a great boat in good shape. We were on a special itinerary allowing 4 days at Wolf and Darwin on a 7 day trip. ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   pat mcguire, md
100+ Dives
 
Silberstein Dive operation Full report       Daytrips to North Seymore with a really bad divemaster. He brought his girlfriend along; made us wait with the taxis back to Puer... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2008   Pat Zimmerman
<100 Dives
 
Galapagos Master LiveAboard Baltra to Darwin   "Wonderful Galapagos Adv - 4 Whale Sharks/1 Mola Mola/Marine Iguanas!!!"
Definitely for experienced divers; food very bland; boat showing it's age - broken drawers/ knobs/ worn bedding - crew and guides ma... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2021   Paul Robst
100+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Explorer Ventures/ Estrella Del Mar I Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   This was to have been a combination land and dive live- aboard itinerary, but when we arrived we were told the government had just ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2008   Paul Selden
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes - Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     This was a wonderful trip. It should be added to the "must visit at least once during a lifetime" list for any experienced diver. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2005   Peggy Weems
500+ Dives
 
Galapagos Dancer       "Galapagos - diminished but still good"
I looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 on the same boat (previously n... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2020   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
 
Galapagos Dancer       "Galapagos - diminished but still good"
I looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 on the same boat (previously n... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2020   Phil Johnston
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Peter Hughes Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     A tremendous operation/ destination; one place you should experience at least once during your lifetime. Definately not for beginne... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
1/2005   Preston A. Ball
250+ Dives
 
Humboldt Explorer       "Humboldt Explorer trip Jan. 13-20, 2020"
The Humboldt Explorer was well- regarded in reviews as a mid. - range value option for a week- long Galapagos trip focusing heavi... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2020   Richard J Lunsford Jr
250+ Dives
 
Galapagos Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     This was my third trip to the Galapagos Islands on the Aggressor (last trips were in 2003 and 2005). I have been spoiled by sev... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2013   Richard J. Troberman
500+ Dives
 
Reina Silvia (via Aquatic Encounters) Full report LiveAboard     Everything about the trip met or beat my expectations- - no small feat since the Galapagos is one of the most talked- about dive loca... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2006   Richard Smith
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     First, be aware that there seems to be problems with several dive boats in this part of the world. The original dive boat we had p... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2014   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Galapagos Aggressor I Full report LiveAboard     Diving in the Galapagos is challenging, but eminently rewarding. The water can be cool and a 7 mm wetsuit at minimum is advised. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Robert M. Jackson
1000+ Dives
 
Galapagos Sky Full report LiveAboard     This is the most well run and safety conscious liveaboard we have ever been on. The facilities are superb and the food is amazing. ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2013   Robin A Schiendelman
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   This was our 4th live aboard with Perter Hughes. We flew into Quito, Ecurador and were put up at a nice hotel for the night. We were ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2003   Russ Lido
250+ Dives
 
Aquatic Encounters/Reina Silvia Full report   Darwin   The volcano was erupting on a different island. We tried to get permission to visit it and do a horseback ride but that fell thro... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2005   Sabra Basler
100+ Dives
 
Aggressor I Full report       I visited the Galapagos Islands from 12- 16- 2004 thru 12- 23- 2004. On the Aggressor I. The Galapagos Aggressor I is superb! Excellen... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
12/2004   Scott Johnson
100+ Dives
 
Aggressor I Full report LiveAboard     This was my second trip on the Galapagos Aggressor. After a check- out dive to get our weight straight (extra weight due to water ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2008   Sean Bruner
500+ Dives
 
Galapagos Aggressor II LiveAboard     "Epic trip on Galapagos Aggressor "
There are really no negative comments I can say from the safety aspects of the vessel to the Covid protocol to more importantly th... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2021   Shawn Hull
1000+ Dives
Photos available 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband and I chose the Galapagos Islands to celebrate. En route to the islands we ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Shelagh M
100+ Dives
 
Buddy Dive Full report       Diving in the Galapagos (G) is all about large marine life drawn by the nutrient rich currents. Smaller marine life is abundant, b... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2013   Stephen Kouri
100+ Dives
 
Galapagos Sky Full report LiveAboard central & northern islands   "Great trip for big animals."
Great boat and crew. This boat was formally the Sky Dancer. This is my third trip to the Galapagos and it was just as good as befo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   STEVE JORDAN
250+ Dives
 
Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     This was my second trip to the Galapagos. I was there approximatley 10 years ago. The trips fill up fast and I had to book this ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2007   Steven Rosenfeld
500+ Dives
 
Wolf Buddy Full report LiveAboard     The live aboards Wolf & Darwin Buddy are wonderful boats, great accomidations and sevice. The crew top notch. The diving exceeded ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2012   Ted Bemis
100+ Dives
 
Galapagos Aggressor II LiveAboard     "Trip well worth it"
We went with our dive shop for a week on the Aggressor II and 15 other people from our shop. This was our first live aboard and ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
3/2019   Todd Arrants
250+ Dives
 
Reina Silvia Full report LiveAboard Wolf and Darwin and others   Due to the cancelation of the only other group, my wife and I were the only two divers on this boat. For a surcharge of $600 we ha... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2003   Todd Lichtenstein
100+ Dives
 
SKY DANCER Full report       THIS IS "THE" PLACE FOR LARGE PELAGIC ACTION!! 18 SEPARATE ENCOUNTERS WITH WHALE SHARK, MOST IN THE 50 FOOT+ RANGE. . . LITERALLY "EY... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2009   TOM
500+ Dives
 
Tom Webb Full report LiveAboard N/A   We just completed a trip on the Sky Dancer, April 6- 13, 2008. The overall experience was very good. I did want to comment on a f... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Tom Webb
500+ Dives
 
Reina Silvia - Aquatic Encounters Full report LiveAboard     Comfortable cabins with en suite facilities. Immaculately clean and maintained 15 passenger yacht with attentive staff and great ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Valerie Miller
250+ Dives
 
Humboldt Explorer Full report LiveAboard Wolf & Darwin mostly   "If you like to see large pelagics, this is a 'must do' trip"
Diving in the Galapagos was the most challenging and most rewarding trip I have taken in a very long time. Challenging in the sen... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2015   W Stanley Wilson
250+ Dives
5Helpful vote(s) received
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