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Dive Review of Scuba Iguana/Hotel Fernandina in
Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz Island (north of)

Scuba Iguana/Hotel Fernandina: "Scuba Iguana, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos - July 2018", Jul, 2018,

by Linda Burlak, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10371.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean, Bali, Northeast
Closest Airport Baltra (Santa Cruz) Getting There Via Quito or Guayquil in mainland Ecuador - several flights a day to the islands in the early morning.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 72 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Within the Galapagos National Park, a dive guide seems to be a requirement for all diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is no camera table or rinse bucket so you�re on your own there. There are cubbies where you can tuck your camera out of the wa ... 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 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 3 stars
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Comments Scuba Iguana was the only dive operator our experience tour company (CNH tours) would recommend. They have an efficient system, coming in the day before to get set with all gear; given the distance, very few divers bring much. We brought prescription masks but otherwise used their gear. Both 5 mm, and in my case since I get cold easily a 7 mm, wet suits are available. They provide booties with their fins; hoods and gloves apparently have to be asked for. All of Scuba Iguana�s dives seem to be north of Santa Cruz so the day starts and ends with an included 45 min. ride across the island from the town of Puerto Ayo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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