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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Fantastic diving in the Galapagos", Apr, 2018,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10294 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea
Closest Airport Guayaquil/Baltra Getting There See below

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 63 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Generally stay with guide/group, ascend and board panga together. MOD of nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good boat facilities. Crew took very good care of cameras. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Reservations: I made my reservations on the Galapagos Aggressor III directly through Aggressor, and communicated online and by phone. All of the arrangements worked perfectly. They also made my flight reservations from Guayaquil to Baltra, the Galapagos. I made my hotel reservations in Guayaquil and airport transportation through Aggressor Adventure Travel. These arrangements also worked out perfectly. I made my own air travel reservations from Philadelphia to Guayaquil through American Airlines, they didnít work out perfectly, see below.

Travel: I flew from Philadelphia to Guayaquil on American Airlines with a stop in Miami. This would have been a great flight had they put my scuba gear on the plane in Miami. I was shocked to arrive in Ecuador without my luggage. Fortunately, there was an additional flight from Miami that night and my scuba gear was delivered to my hotel at about 1 AM, I could sleep after that.

I stayed at the Wyndham Guayaquil for my one night, a very nice hotel with a great breakfast buffet.

I flew to and from Baltra on Avianca Airlines, perfectly competent and without any problems.

I was to fly back to Miami and then Philadelphia the last day of my trip. Unfortunately, the plane was cancelled due to mechanical problems. I slept for 1 hour in a hotel and then flew to Panama City and then Miami on Copa Airlines. I finally flew back to Philadelphia on Am ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory Brucein CA, US at Jun 11, 2018 16:12 EST  
Great report Craig! Thanks for posting it. I am considering going next August since my wife and I decided recently that we will be going to Peru next August. After our week in Peru, she has a girlfriend coming and the two of them plan to stay a couple of extra weeks and do some hiking. I am thinking a week in the Galapagos before coming home. I need to check and see what conditions are like that time of year. Talk soon-- Greg
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