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Dive Review of Galapagos Sky in
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Sky, Nov, 2013,

by Robin A Schiendelman, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 7415.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 This is the most well run and safety conscious liveaboard we have ever been on. The facilities are superb and the food is amazing. Buffet breakfast with the addition of eggs to order, buffet lunch and 2 choices for a dinner that was served each night. For dinner there is a choice of a seafood or meat/chicken entree. Both lunch and dinner always have fresh veggies and greens which is really nice. Wine or beer with dinner is included. The crew is very, very good and each one performs a multitude of tasks. There are times even the captain is on the dive deck helping to get divers into and out of the water. They really pamper you with warm towels and hot chocolate after each dive & of course the required snacks. In addition, they rinse and hang your wetsuit so you don't have to stand on a chilly windy deck to do it yourself! Natasha our dive guide is excellent. She is friendly and fun as well as being a good guide. Santiago, the other dive guide and manager is also excellent and does a great job of communicating details about each day and what is going on. The bartender/waiter Gonzalas is a pleasure and attentive to every need and wish of the guests.

Diving is from inflatable tenders. There are always 3 people helping you into the tender since you have all your gear on. After the dive, hand up your gear and climb the ladder so it is pretty easy even with some chop at the surface.

We had decent weather with some clouds but mostly sun and were really lucky in that the dive conditions were relatively easy. Some days the sea was pretty flat and some days there were choppy conditions but we never had any of the strong currents that are normal in the Galapagos. The fish life is stunning with frequent sightings of hammerheads, galapagos sharks, mantas, mobula rays, big schools of fish and, even though it was the end of the season, 2 whale sharks. An abundance of turtles, lots of dolphins (but only at the surface) and sea lions on some of the dives. The quantity of fish is incredible and worth the effort to dive with heavy wetsuits (we used dry suits at the southern dive sites). If the Galapagos is on your wish list, we would highly recommend the Galapagos Sky.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, South Africa, Maldives, Solomons, PNG, Cocos Island, Socorro Islands, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Curacao, Caymans, St Lucia, Bahamas, Roatan, Utila, Florida, New Jersey
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 68-72°F / 20-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must stay with divemaster. Max 60 minutes per dive
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
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