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Deep Blue Full report       The trip exceeded all my expectations. I thought nothing would be ever as good as the Cocos Island trip last year. I was wrong. Ov... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2006   LeRoy Anderson
250+ 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/ 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
 
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
 
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
 
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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Deep Blue Full report   Darwin, Wolf   My desire to see hammerhead and whale sharks was very happily satisfied on this trip. We had a total of 20 whale shark encounters... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2005   Janet Hays
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     We had 28 people in our group - both Aggressors - and I would rate this trip as one of the best we have ever done, and we have bee... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   Bill Hardee
250+ Dives
 
Deep Blue Full report LiveAboard     The bad, the other group got to see the Whale sharks, everything else was above good. Because our panga did not see the whale shar... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2005   Dennis Marguet
1000+ Dives
 
Lammer Law Full report LiveAboard 10022-8339   Excellent boat, great crew and guides. Naturalist/ guide quite good. Everything worked. ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2005   Harry Edward White
1000+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     The Galapagos Islands have been on our A- list for several years; we finally dove there for two weeks, and it was awesome! An ov... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Bill & Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
aggressor 1 Full report LiveAboard     Diving in the Galapagos was indeed the trip of a lifetime; the last dive may be the single best dive of my life. I saw a school of... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2004   jean miller
250+ Dives
 
Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     After reading many poor to fair reports on the Galapagos Aggressor II here, I was apprehensive about our 10- day charter over Chris... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2003   John Sommerer
250+ Dives
 
AQUATIC ENCOUNTERS/ REINA SILVIA Full report LiveAboard     Good: Spectacular diving! Marc Bernardi of Aquatic encounters does everything in his power to make sure you have a good time, grea... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2003   KEVIN ELMAN
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     Over all, this is indeed a trip of a lifetime. The service on board was excellent, and the food was extraordinary. The crew was ve... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2002   Greg Regnier
250+ Dives
 
Galapagos Master LiveAboard     "Very Good Diving Despite Catching Covid"
This was our 3rd Galapagos liveaboard trip, but the first outside of "whale shark season. " We were hoping to see more hammerheads, ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
2/2022   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III       "Galapagos Jan 2022"
We flew American Airlines from Phoenix to Guayaquil, spent the night then boarded an early 3 hour flight to Baltra. Transportatio... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
1/2022   PAUL KECSKEMETY
250+ 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
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
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
 
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
Humboldt Explorer Full report       "Bucket List to the Galapagos worth the visit"
Galapagos is it on your bucket list? This was always a trip on my list that I really never thought I would make as single d... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
5/2018   Chuck Bari
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
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
Academy Bay Full report       "Good land based diving"
Academy Bay has a fixed schedule of dive locations each day. In 6 days of diving we went to 5 different islands. Gordon rocks wa... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Donald Greenberg
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Galapagos Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard     I knew what conditions to expect since I'd been before. . . cold water & strong currents but there is lots of life: many scalloped ham... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2013   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
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
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
 
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
 
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     Great trip. Great diving. Don't be scared of all the talk of current and cold. While this trip wasn't for beginners, and bouyan... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2008   Jack Gullo
250+ Dives
 
Agressor Fleet Full report LiveAboard     The service was good. The chase boat drivers were fantastic. They always had you within there sight. The food needs to be im... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2005   Don Meier
1000+ 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
 
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
 
Galapagos Fan Dive/ None       "Fine dive at this well-known spot"
We went on a boat with a mixed group of divers and snorkelers. Two of us dived with the divemaster and had a wonderful time. The... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2019   Anselmo A Lastra
<100 Dives
Photos available 
Academy Bay Dive Full report       "Budget Diving in the Galapagos Islands"
The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their spectacular diving and diversity of fish, but not for budget diving. Undoubtedly the ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2017   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Humboldt Explorer Full report LiveAboard     "Disappointed"
Both my wife & I planned a month long trip to Ecuador spending a significant amount of time in Galapagos and chose to dive with ... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
1/2017   Hartley B.Wess
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     The accommodations on Aggressor #1 were somewhat disappointing as the ship was due for dry dock after our trip (#2 boat had alread... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   Craig Gibson
250+ 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
 
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 Sky Full report LiveAboard     "Huge disappointment"
The staff at Galapagos Sky and Peter Hughes DivEncounters completely failed to notify me of the dive cruise cancellation for the w... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2016   Jeanette Hartshorn
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
Galapagos Aggressor Full report       On our first trip to the Galapagos in Dec 2003 we had a chance encounter with a juvenile whale shark that was "out of season" so t... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
7/2005   Frank Zegler
500+ Dives
 
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