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Dive Review of Aggressor I in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor I, Aug, 2007,

by David Funderburk, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3485.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Palau, Arctic Ocean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy, dry Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 66 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Must dive with a buddy, although some in our group were allowed to dive solo.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large camera table. Small area for charging batteries.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 sites are strictly regulated by the Park Service. I would have preferred a little more variety. Nevertheless, Darwin's Arch is a spectacular dive site. A 5 mil wet suit was plenty although there were times I was chilly. Due to the sharp rocks, gloves are a must.We were supposed to dive 2 dives at Cousin's Rock but didn't. I was looking forward to seeing the sea horses there. Strangly though, the Aggressor II did get to dive there. Our captain had an excuse but I got the feeling they just did not want to go to that site. Otherwise, the crew was great. Very attentive and helpful. We had a $100/person fuel surcharge even though gasoline in Equador is only $1.00 a gallon. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
On our flight back to Quito, the Aggressor guide said he got us on an earlier flight but this was not true. I think he was just using this as an excuse to get us to the airport early. Finally, the land excursions were great. Richard, our divemaster, led them and he was very infomative.
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