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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Trip of a lifetime", Sep, 2018,

by Denis Collins, NY, US ( 1 report with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10570 has 4 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have wanted to go to the Galapagos islands my entire life and this trip on the Aggressor did not disappoint. The accommodations on the boat were great, the food excellent and the staff was superb. They really went out of their way to make our dive a great one. Incredibly friendly.

The really great part was the diving though. I love large pelagics which is why I always wanted to go to the Galapagos. I saw everything I wanted to see and more - lots of hammerhead sharks, galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, silkys, whale sharks on several dives, mola mola, sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, turtles, all types of puffer fish, red lip batfish, schooling jacks, eagle rays and more. That's all I can think of off the top of my head!

One thing though. This is not easy diving. I have about 150 dives or so and this was some of the tougher conditions I have dove. Mainly it's the current. Current is not a problem if you're doing a drift dive, however, down here you generally have to stay in place. Sometimes close to the shore there would be alot of surge and you would have to hang on. As long as you're good with current/surge it's not a problem. I would not recommend going here if you did not have some experience with that and were a reasonably confident diver.

I also spent about a week on the land doing day trips from Santa Cruz island. That was also superb, however, I don't have time to write about that.

I thought that this would be a once in a lifetime trip and perhaps it will be. As I write this, I can't wait to go back though. It was the best dive trip by a mile and the most active exciting vacation of my life.
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving all over the caribbean, mexico, Egypt and now Galapagos
Closest Airport Baltra island Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 63-75°F / 17-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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