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Dive Review of Galapagos Master in
Galapagos Islands/Ecuador

Galapagos Master: "Dream Dive Destination", Jan, 2016,

by Oedipus, MA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9161.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Booked through the Siren Fleet that I have become fond of. Quality in Palau, quality again. Every diver's dream, the Galapagos, what the ocean once was and should be. The outer islands of Darwin and Wolf were teaming with wildlife and coupled with the other dive sites, practically the entire Galapagos Fish guide. Virtual tornadoes of swirling fish schools, it just never gets tired swimming with Hammerheads and Seal Lions. Numerous eagle rays, turtles, white tip sharks and even basking Mola Mola.
Zodiacs in strong swells to all dive sites some with very strong currents. Reef hooks optional. Advanced divers only.
About 50 minute dives. Always had extra air and wished we had stayed down a bit longer.
2 land excursions, up close and personal with iguanas, frigates, sea lion pups, blue-footed boobies and tortoises.
Crossed the equator 4 times and celebrated New Year's Eve on-board Ecuadorian style.
Should have visited Quito and skipped our days in Guayaquil.
Websites Galapagos Master   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Solomon, Raja Ampat, Cozumel, Lembeh Strait
Closest Airport San Cristobal Getting There via Guayaquil

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72-78°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-60 Ft/ 3-18 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments work area is a little small but very manageable.
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