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Dive Review of Humboldt Explorer in
Galapagos Islands

Humboldt Explorer: "Adrenaline diving", Feb, 2015,

by Duane Kromm, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8129 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Keys, Belize, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Philippines, Bahamas, Grand Turk
Closest Airport San Cristobal Getting There SFO-Miami-Guayaquil-San Cristobal.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dove as a group, be crazy not too. When low on air pairs were sent up with panga driver always right there.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 3 stars
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Comments Galapagos diving has been on the top of my list for several years. My wife got her Advanced and Nitrox certs last summer, we were ready.

Allow a day or two in Guayaquil or Quito and then again on San Cristobal as a buffer, just in case; would not want to miss the boat.

This was part of a two week trip, which included another boat, Coral II, for land and snorkeling adventures to other islands. All good stuff plus exploring San Cristobal and Santa Cruz on our own.

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