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Dive Review of Scuba Iguana in
Galapagos Islands/Floreana, Seymour and Mosquera

Scuba Iguana, Dec, 2011,

by Carlyle Stout, OR, US ( 1 report). Report 6398.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Belize at Glovers Atoll, Fiji, Bonaire and Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 55 to 62 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions One dive master for four divers. Each dive thoroughly briefed.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dive masters take photos and video of each dive. NO fresh water tank on boat to rinse our camera gear.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments
My wife, son (age 26) and I dived with Scuba Iguana for four days in early December 2011. The operation is very well run: good gear, good safety instruction, knowledgeable dive masters, thorough briefs before each dive, good boats and the dive masters are also excellent photographers and take pictures videos of each dive which you can view and purchase afterward for only $25. It is the souvenir of a lifetime. Boat tours are two dives a day, usually leaving at 7:30 am and returning at 4pm. Boat provides a snack and hot tea after the first dive and a hot lunch and juice after the second dive. The pelagics and fish life were fantastic: Manta rays, eagle rays, hammerheads, Galapagos and white-tipped reef sharks, green sea tortoises and barracuda. Water visibility varied between 30 to 70 feet. Water temp was cold, about 60 degrees and we used 7 mm wetsuits. Dive masters were good guides and pointed out marine life that we would have missed like scorpionfish and moray eels.
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