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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
 
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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
 
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
 
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
Galapagos Master       "Galapagos is always a dream"
After meeting our group in Quito, We arrived together in San Cristobal and spent some time exploring the island the first afternoo... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2022   Ellen Marie (Dinwiddie) Smith
500+ Dives
Photos available 
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
 
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
Explorer Adventures/ Humboltd Explorer   Wolf, Darwin, Santiago   "Most challenging diving"
Our adventure in the Galapagos took place between July 18 - July 27, 2021 and was during a full moon cycle. Which is great for att... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2021   Bert Ross
250+ 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
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
 
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 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 
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
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
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
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
Academy Diving Full report   Peurta Ayora and nearby isles   "Best Dive Shop/Dive Trips in Peurta Ayora"
Hugo and his wife Alice run a great operation, the best in Peurta Ayora. Trips for 2 hour dives will run from 7am till 2pm, as lo... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2017   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
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
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
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 Sky Full report       "Schooling hammerheads galore, fantastic diving, boat and crew"
The Galapagos Sky is a comfortable boat with a very friendly and helpful crew. The accommodations were very comfortable and the f... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2014   William Deertz
500+ Dives
1Helpful 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
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
 
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
Estrella Del Mar I Full report       This trip, the boat, the crew was terrific! Reading up on this boat before we went I read a few negative reports which worried ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2009   Chad Engler
1000+ Dives
 
Galapagos Aggressor I Full report       Food aboard Galapagos Aggressor I was excellent and varied. Hot luncheon soup, 2 desserts daily, roast turkey!!! Hot snacks, coco... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2009   Charlotte Lennie
1000+ 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
 
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
 
Aggressor/ Galapagos Aggressor I Full report       This was a trip of a lifetime. My girlfriend, Margi, and I traveled with another couple onboard the Galapagos Aggressor I. We wer... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2009   Eric Eckes
500+ Dives
 
Galapagos Aggressor Full report   Ecuador   This is a wonderful trip that every diver should try and experience. The visibility was not great but there is a lot of plankton i... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
2/2009   Gary Brown
100+ Dives
 
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
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
 
Eco Ventures/ Estrella Del Mar Full report       [The highlight of the trip was our naturalist/ dive guide Fabricio Carbo. Every day he gave a fascinating one hour lecture on the a... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2008   Harvey Schecter
1000+ Dives
 
Explorer Ventures/ Estrella Del Mar Full report       The Good: The interior of the boats common areas and cabins were kept very clean. The Bad: The bad started at booking and got w... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2008   Heidi Sheltry
1000+ 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
 
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
 
Aggressor I Full report       A wonderful trip. We dove 4 dives at 2 dive sites at Wolf Island. Dove 7 dives at the same site at Darwin's Arch. The dive site... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2007   David Funderburk
500+ 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
 
Aggressor II Full report   Ecuador   Good Dive operation wonderful crew and good food. Office coordination for our reservations ashore were mediocre. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2007   Dave Demming
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
 
Aggressor II Full report       The Aggressor II was comfortable and well maintained and the crew was ever present to help with any request onboard or in the wate... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2006   Alan Stabile
100+ Dives
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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