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Dive Review of Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer in
Galapagos Islands

Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer: "Whale shark season", Jul, 2017,

by John J. Sambogna, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9888 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 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 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We went during whale shark season and were not disappointed. The best dives were at Wolf and Darwin's Arch where we saw whale sharks, hammerheads, Galapagos and Silky sharks, turtles and eagle rays on most dives. We also saw a pod of dolphins. The diving around the main islands was not as exciting but the Marine Iguana dive is something special. The visibility during July was not great because of the nutrients in the water but that is what brings in the whale sharks. The water temp was in the low 70s at Wolf and Darwin, but very cold on some dives around the main islands. I would consider a dry suit if I was to go back. Very strong currents and surge at Wolf and Darwin. Comfortable boat, great crew. They were very safety conscious.
Websites Peter Hughes -- Sky Dancer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Socorro, Sea of Cortez, Fl Keys, Caribbean, Bahamas, New England
Closest Airport Getting There Flew to GYE, then SCY

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 60-72°F / 16-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 8
Water Visibility 25-75 Ft/ 8-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 50 min dives or 500 psi.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Although there are plenty of macro opportunities, Galapagos all about the big fish. The camera table was sufficient for 18 divers.
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