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Dive Review of Galapagos Master in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Master: "Galapagos is always a dream", Jun, 2022,

by Ellen Marie (Dinwiddie) Smith, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 12234.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments After meeting our group in Quito, We arrived together in San Cristobal and spent some time exploring the island the first afternoon. We stayed at Hostel Gosen (about $22 per person). We snorkeled at Los Loberia Beach ($4 cab ride and hiked with snorkel gear!) and saw lots of turtles in the water and sea lions lounging in the sun. Took a cab to La Carola beach ($4) and saw Marine Iguanas & sea lions sunning, then we hiked to Darwin’s Bay and snorkeled with Sealions. One adolescent brought me a rock as a toy and we played together fetch as it dropped from the surface. I dove under to retrieve it and the sea lion played with us like tha ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea (North and South), Galapagos, Hawaii, Caribbean (Cozumel, Belize, Turneffe, Utila, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Nevis & St. Kitts, Roatan), California (Catalina), False Bay (South Africa), Cocos Island, Socorro Islands, Baia & Ustica (Italy), Yap, Palau, & Truk, Thailand(Surin Islands).
Closest Airport San Cristobal, Galapagos Getting There Delta Airlines: MSP-Atlanta, Atlanta-Quito, overnight in airport hotel, then Avianca Airlines to San Cristobal, returned from Santa Cruz to Quito

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25-75 Ft/ 8-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group, surface with group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Plenty of room since there were many photographers on board. The choppy though short boat rides to the dive sites made it hard to hold onto my ca ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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