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Dive Review of Lori Price in
Galapagos Islands

Lori Price: "Galapagos Islands on the Penguino Explorer", Jun, 2023,

by Lori Price, OR, United States ( 2 reports). Report 12470.

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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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Penguino Explorer-by Aqua
June 2023

We booked through PADI and under the name M/Y Galapagos Aqua. So, it was a little confusing at the Baltra airport to find the correct boat representative. Oniric was the name on the sign and the boat was the Penuino Explorer. No one ever explained why we were on the boat we had seen photos of but the name and operator had been changed. We traveled 7 nights in a large loop around the Galapagos starting with six dives on Darwin Arches to see the scalloped hammerheads. And, we saw plenty of them. The waters in the area have a steady and constant chop with multiple guests struggling with sea sickness during the longer transits. It was a good/varie ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Sipidan, Maldives, Florida, Bonaire, La Paz, Indonesia, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Fiji, Barbados, St Thomas, Hawaii, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Baltra, Galapagos Getting There We flew into mainland Ecuador in Guayaquil for a week and then took domestic flights to Baltra where we were met by live aboard staff.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Bring a power strip to charge your batteries for your camera and underwater strobes. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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