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Dive Review of Humboldt Explorer in
Galapagos Islands/Trip to Darwin's Arch

Humboldt Explorer: "Galapagos Islands - Bucket List Trip", Mar, 2018,

by Louie Tonry , TX, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10643 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 1 stars
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Comments So, the basic information is that Galapagos diving isnít for everyone. There are strong currents. All the dives are drift dives. The water is brisk, and a 5-mil suit is necessary. Many people wore 7-mil suits. Gloves are a must. This is the only place Iíve every gone where you were instructed that you had to have gloves. The reason is that on many of the dives you needed to hold onto rocks to stay in place.

The wonder of this place is that there are TONS of sharks. The Ham ... 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 Great Barrier Reef, the ABC islands, and all over the Caribbean.
Closest Airport San Cristobal Getting There Fly from DFW to Quito Equator then on another flight to San Cristobal

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 65-75°F / 18-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Enforced and needed. Rather strong currents so getting separated wasn't a good idea.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
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 When I went, the visibility wasn't the greatest for stills. Video photography was much better especially for the sharks. There were a great number of other oppor ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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