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Dive Review of Galapagos Sky in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Sky: "Great trip aboard Galapagos Sky", Jun, 2018,

by Christopher Watt, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10329 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New England, FL Keys, St. Lawrence River, Red Sea, Maldives, Italy, UK/English Channel, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent, Roatan, Costa Rica, Belize, Hawaii, Bermuda, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Little Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 61 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minute dives, but not rigidly enforced
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 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 Crew was careful at handling cameras and would hand them down to you from Zodiacs if you prefered. All cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments We were on the Galapagos Sky June 3-10, 2018. Great trip. We flew Boston-Miami-Guayaquil, with one night in Guayaquil on the outbound trip at the Oro Verde Hotel. Nice accommodations, comfortable beds and quiet. Guayaquil is your choice if you just want straight out-and-back to Galapagos; Quito is better if looking to do some mainland touring. Flew to San Cristobal the next morning on Avianca, the advantage being that flying from Guayaquil, it is non-stop. Guayaquil airport is new, quite modern and easy to navigate. Ecoventura, who seems to be the on-land partner of the Sky, had reps at the airport who helped us with our luggage and check-in and quickly got us through the Galapagos quarantine check at Guayaquil airport. Arrival in San Cristobal airport was easy enough just another customs-type check and guard dogs that liked to lick visitors and jump up and down on their luggage.

The Galapagos Sky is a well-run boat with accommodations for 16 guests (we had 14 on board). Folks from US, UK, Germany and Canada. Dive experience from relative newbies with about 25 dives to instructors. Fortunately, the less experienced folks hired private guides, a win-win for everyone.

The diving came in 2 main flavors = warm water (81F) exhilarating diving at Wolf-Darwin and cool water (61-low 70s F), calmer diving everywhere else we went. The initial dives prior to Wolf-Darwin were useful to get everyone dialed in to what for many was unfamiliar gear, thicker wetsuits and new weighting. My buddy and I had been diving the previous week in wetsuits in New England with water temps in the low 50s, so a nice cha ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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