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Dive Review of Master Liveaboards in
Galapagos Islands

Master Liveaboards: "Galapagos Islands December 2016", Dec, 2016,

by Gregg Backemeyer, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 9498.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving French Polynesia, Mexico, Caribbean, Guadalupe Island, Socorro Island, Windward/Leeward Islands, South Florida, ABC Islands, Honduras, Hawaii, Panama, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas (Tiger Beach, Bimini, et al), Saba, BVIs, AVIs, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Solomon Islands, Galapagos Islands and more..
Closest Airport Guayaquil, Equador Getting There Either through Quito or Guayaquil but all flights to the islands are out of Guayaquil

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 65 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 25 to 85 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were pretty much strictly led by a dive master
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 The Deep Blue's set up for photographers was average and not great. But it was OK. They had a kind of weird set up with many of the outle ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 The Galapagos Islands was a bucket list trip and unfortunately it did not rate an "A". My biggest complaint was of my own doing. I KNOW to never count upon a provider's equipment yet I let myself listen to their insistence that they had LOTS of men's 7mm wetsuits on board the Deep Blue. Ha! They had 2 men's suits and none to fit me. So I left my Pinnacle Marino wool 7mm at home. What a serious mistake. I had to squeeze into a too small suit for every dive. You will need a 7mm for this trip. Each island is different with varying water temps but be prepared...some have quite chilly waters and strong currents. I used my reef ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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