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Lammer Law Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   In December 2002 we dove the Galapagos aboard the Lammer Law. We had dove the Galapagos several years before aboard another livea... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2002   Donald A. Brooks
1000+ Dives
 
M.Y. Galapagos Sky Full report LiveAboard     This is the Tale of Two Charters. I was on the Galapagos Sky (GS) immediately after Mr. Shanis (see report 6068 and Mr. "Davisons... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2011   Chet Moore
1000+ Dives
 
Master Galapagos   Darwin, Wolf, Fernandina, San   "An EPIC Adventure"
EPIC. Two back to back 7 day trips with Richard Salas / Ask Photography leading both. [. . . ] Get on one of his tr... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
11/2021   Kayla Koeber
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Master Liveaboards LiveAboard     "Challenging conditions not for the faint hearted"
Galapagos in July you must go expecting low vis and cold water (down to 16C on some dives). Unlucky for us we had extremely stron... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2019   Adam Preston
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Master Liveaboards Full report LiveAboard     "Galapagos Islands December 2016"
The Galapagos Islands was a bucket list trip and unfortunately it did not rate an "A". My biggest complaint was of my own doing. ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
12/2016   Gregg Backemeyer
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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Mistral Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   We arrive San Cristobal Island and are ferried to the Mistral without incident. We're assigned our bunks and set about unpacking a... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2006   Mark Tarczynski
1000+ Dives
 
Mistral Full report       Sorry, Mistral, this was a bad experience. There is no way this boat should accomodate 12 divers despite it's 6 small double cabi... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
9/2006   Carl Bodenstein
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
MV Reina Silvia Full report LiveAboard Ecuador   I booked with Aguatic Encounters (aquatenctr@aol. com). Marc B did an excellent job at every stage making sure we were informed an... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2005   Dean Ulven
100+ 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 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
 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report       My wife and I were on the Peter Hughes Sky Dancer, 29 Jun - 6 Jul. Diving was awesome - exciting and challenging (20 dives - 6 eac... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2008   Lee Fenner
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard Central & Northern Islands   The instruction to prepare for the dive came over the loudspeaker and I could sense a mix of excitement and apprehension as we all... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Dave Hayden
<100 Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report   Central and Northern Islands   When we arrived at Darwin Island, 2 hours north of Wolf, I couldn’t wait to get down there. We’d already seen Manta Rays breaching... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Dave Hayden
<100 Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     Our first dive at Darwin’s Arch someone spotted the silhouette of a whale shark and everyone took off. Then another one. Wow- - two ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2007   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ 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
 
Peter Hughes Full report LiveAboard     We cannot wait to go back! This was my first live- aboard experience. We saw more on one dive in the Galapagos than in a wee... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2002   Elaine Byland
100+ 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
 
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     "Fantastic diving & wonderful staff"
Lots of hammerheads on most dives. Large schools of fish. Playful sea lions on several dives. We had a visit with a penguin on one... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2018   Debora McAteer
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     "Whale shark season"
We went during whale shark season and were not disappointed. The best dives were at Wolf and Darwin's Arch where we saw whale sha... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2017   John J. Sambogna
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard     "Beyond expectations"
My expectations for this trip were high, and it's rare that one comes back with expectations exceeded. Since you doubtless already... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2017   Mary McCombie
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer/ Galapagos Sky Full report LiveAboard     "Thrilling Dives In the Galapagos"
I received Galapagos Sky's "handbook" on SCUBA diving in the Galapagos prior to leaving for my trip. It was a realistic assessmen... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2016   Jacob Rosenstein
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard Santa Cruz, Darwin   Galapagos, July 12- 25 2010 Yonel Grant, Menlo Park, 300+ dives Combined one week of land- based diving from Santa Cruz island (... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2010   Yonel S Grant
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Diving/ Galapagos Sky Full report LiveAboard     This trip was one headache after another. The three of us found out on our own that Peter Hughes (PH) had sold the company. With a... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2011   Hal Shanis
250+ Dives
 
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
 
Peter Hughes Sky Dancer Full report LiveAboard N/A   A truly breathtaking trip. I booked my Sky Dancer trip thru Reef and Rainforest ( [. . . ] ) who are very knowledgeable ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2004   Frank Goldsmith
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes-Sky Dancer/ Sky Dancer Full report       Overall the Galapagos is a great dive location. The diving in the cental islands was good with encounters with sea lions, Manta a... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2005   Brent U.
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
 
Plongee Aqua Mundo/ Hotels   Isabella Island   "The trip was awsome!"
The trip was great. Aqua- Mundo took great care of us. Plongee Aqua- Mundo's Carlos is from the Galapagos, so he knows all the ins a... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2022   Richard Gingras
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Reina Silvia Full report LiveAboard     I took a mid July 2006 trip on the Reina Silvia (booked through Marc Bernardi of Aquatic Encounters). This was the best live aboa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2006   Greg Storey
250+ Dives
 
REINA SILVIA Full report LiveAboard     Everything you have ever read in Undercurrent or any other dive publication regarding the Galapagos Islands is;. . . Understated. Jus... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2005   GINO DUBAY
250+ Dives
 
Reina Silvia Full report LiveAboard     This trip was everything I had hoped for and more! It exceeded my expectations, (which were high) so bonus points for that accompl... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2004   David Vik
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
 
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
 
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
 
Scuba Iguana/ Hotel Fernandina Full report   Santa Cruz Island (north of)   "Scuba Iguana, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos - July 2018"
Scuba Iguana was the only dive operator our experience tour company (CNH tours) would recommend. They have an efficient system, c... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   Linda Burlak
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Iguana Full report   Santa Cruz island   "Amazing land-based diving in the Galapagos"
We spent 4 days diving with Scuba Iguana in June. We brought our two children, ages 12 and 15, who needed to do their final 2 chec... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2018   Heather Rooney
<100 Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Iguana Full report   Santa Cruz Island   "A day of diving in Galapagos - well worth the effort"
I spent a week with the wife on an eco- touring live- aboard, and we snorkeled almost every day, but diving was not available off th... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Daniel Spitzer MD
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Iguana/ Casa de Mathias Full report       "Hammerheads!"
We had only a couple of days on our itinerary for The Galapagos, and so lined up a single day of diving with land- based Scuba Igua... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2015   Mark A. Magers
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Iguana Full report   [Puerto Ayora   I only did four dives with ScubaIguana since I and my girlfriend, a non- diver were doing land based tour on the Galapagos. I enjoy... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2014   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Iguana Full report   Floreana, Seymour and Mosquera   My wife, son (age 26) and I dived with Scuba Iguana for four days in early December 2011. The operation is very well run: good ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2011   Carlyle Stout
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Scubadragon/ Tres Palmas (associated) Full report   Tortuga Island, Isabela   "Scubadragon/ Tres Palmas, Diving Tortuga island off Isabela Galapagos"
Scubadragon dive center also operates several rooms as Tres Palmas Ecolodge on the same grounds, both run by Galapagos marine life... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2018   Linda Burlak
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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     "Great Trip, Excellent Crew, Spacious Liveaboard"
My wife and I flew to the Galapagos Islands for a week- long diving trip in July. Originally we were supposed to have traveled in ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2022   Richard Talaga
500+ 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
3Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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
 
Wolf Buddy Full report LiveAboard Darwin, Wolf & Isabella   Wolf Buddy Liveaboard My husband Ron and I were on the new 120- foot “Wolf Buddy” in the Galapagos the week of August 4th 2012. It... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2012   linda rutherford
500+ Dives
 
Wreck Bay Diving Center Full report       We were in the Galapagos on the Celebrity Xpedition, a great tour but no provisions for diving. They did arrange for the boat fro... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Bob Halem
<100 Dives
 
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