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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Dive Galapagos Islands", Jul, 2016,

by David Schwab, AE, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9017.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments If you are diving with Aggressor, you will make the flight arrangements from Ecuador through them. I spent a few nights in Guayaquil, but in hindsight should have stayed in Quito (more scenic). Travel to Baltra was smooth because I followed the instructions . . . beware of pitfalls if you do not. Usual Aggressor hospitality on board: crew was efficient and very helpful; accommodations comfortable. Salon comfortable, but dining seating a bit complicated since some meals were served from a buffet. Meals were good, but far from the best I have had on Aggressor boats. Plenty to eat. Dive deck was crowded; cylinders took up most of the space at each diver's station. Crew efficiently/safely moved divers to & from pangas; and offloaded dive equipment from pangas. Divemasters very professional; maintained control of each dive. Effective dive briefings; safety was a primary concern. Diving was great!! Definitely needed 5mm+ and hood; thermoclines . . . cold water; gloves mandatory since divers spent a lot of time on the rocks watching sharks, rays and reef denizens pass by.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving UK (Scapa Flow, Channel, SW England), Ireland, Norway, Thailand, Burma, Med, Red Sea, Netherlands, Germany, Maldives, Bahamas, Belize, Turks&Caicos, Costa Rica, Cayman Is, BVI, Florida, Missouri
Closest Airport Baltra Getting There Fly to Baltra via Quito or Guayaquil.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 16-23°C / 61-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5-15 M / 16-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits enforced; group stay together; wear safety equipment.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Awesome subject matter . . . the Eagle Rays and Hammerheads actually come to you! Camera table crowded, but as long as divers cooperate it works. Crew take good care when handling camera equipment.
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