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Dive Review of Humbolt Explorer in
Galapagos Islands

Humbolt Explorer: "Wonderful crew and exprience", May, 2024,

by Carol D Cox, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 12982.

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Humbolt Explorer Lava flow at La Cumbre Volcano Marine iquana almost ran into me Bumphead Sunfish Playful sea lions
Finspot Triplefins Room Boobies on our boat

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 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments I was invited on a scientific expedition to the Galapagos, so the itinerary was very different for this trip. We did not go to Darwin and Wolf which we knew from the beginning. This allowed us to get more dives in, spending less time motoring.

The crew was amazing, adapting to a different style of diving. Some days we did 75-minute dives, our patient dive guides watching over us in the chilly water. 20 divers were divided into two groups. We were not lead around on our dives, but giving a general direction to follow so we were free to look for cryptic fish and photograph them. Our dive guides did an amazing job of keeping track of divers. I could concentrate on a tiny stargazer or sanddab, and when done, all I had to do was look up and the dive guide would soon be there to point me in the direction of my bu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Turkey, Palau, Truk, Mexico, Red Sea, Cypress, Guam, Indonesia, Revillagigedo, Costa Rica, Philippines, Galapagos, Dominican Republic
Closest Airport Baltra Getting There Fly to Quito or Quayaquil, and then catch a flight to Baltra.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 63-75°F / 17-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Return with 500 PSI, No deco dives, time limits ranged from 30 minutes for night dives to 75 minutes. 50 dives and advanced certification.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A 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 There was a dedicated camera rinse bin. There was a large camera table on the dive deck with compressed air. For our purposes it was a bit cr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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