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Dive Review of Galapagos Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Dancer: "Galapagos - diminished but still good", Feb, 2020,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 18 Helpful votes). Report 11465.

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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 I looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 on the same boat (previously named Sky Dancer). My memories of that trip were of some outstanding moments - sightings of orcas, a 12 metre whaleshark at Darwin, & a truly breathtaking dive at Wolf Rock - wave after wave of hammerheads & galapagos sharks, close encounters with eagle rays & dolphins in the blue, the greatest single dive in my 35 years of diving.
Would Galapagos reproduce those those incredible moments, or would I be disappointed? My experience this trip - good but not great.
I was not expecting whalesharks this trip, being outside whaleshark season - but other divers did see one at Darwin arch. No orcas but the sighting on my previous trip was quite lucky. Darwin Arch was actually ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Lembeh, Manado, Ambon) Cocos Islands, Mexico (Cozumel & Soccorros) Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan, Philippines, Hawaii (Kona, Maui)
Closest Airport San Cristobal Getting There Guyaquil Ecuador is the main entry point.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 19-22°C / 66-72°F Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10-25 M / 33-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The standard safety rules, no deco diving, stick with dive guide at all times (enforced).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Not an UWP but facilities seemed good. A reef hook should be part of every photographers kit due to difficult conditions encountered. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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