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Dive Review of Humboldt Explorer in
Galapagos Islands

Humboldt Explorer: "Most fun ever diving", Apr, 2016,

by Craig schmidt , MI, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8881 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Tabago, Saba, Dominica, Fiji, Bay Islands, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Stasha,
Closest Airport San Cristobal Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dove as a group. Back rolled off of inflatables. Need to go down quick and stay together as the currents very strong.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments If you have the chance, don't pass up this trip. Well worth the time, money and effort. Can't say enough about the Humboldt crew. Everyone made a effort to make the trip enjoyable, easy and safe. They start you out easy in the southern islands and then move up to Wolf and Darwin where the excitement really begins. Strong currents, and tons of fish. There was so much to take pictures of that you were almost shooting continually. It may sound intense, and it was, but the crew really made you feel safe from getting on and off the inflatables to making sure everyone stays together. The crossings to Wolf and Darwin were 18 - 20 hours but the water was calm while we were there. Accommodations excellent, food plentiful and good, plenty of beer and wine along with mixed drinks. Can't beat it. Would definitely put this on your bucket list. I'm sure glad I did.
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