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Dive Review of Scuba Iguana in
Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz island

Scuba Iguana: "Amazing land-based diving in the Galapagos", Jun, 2018,

by Heather Rooney, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10499 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We spent 4 days diving with Scuba Iguana in June. We brought our two children, ages 12 and 15, who needed to do their final 2 checkout dives to be certified.
Land based diving on Santa Cruz does require quite a bit of land travel. For our 4 consecutive days, the routine was: meet at the dive shop in Puerto Ayora at 7:45, then we loaded into cabs for the 45 min ride to the pier. We loaded onto the boat and rode to the dive site, which was usually about an hour. The boat was very comfortable, and the crew was engaging and fun. The crew all spoke English and Spanish. The number of divers on the boat each day ranged from 6-9, and they were from all over the world. A thorough safety briefing was provided as well as an overview of the dive site. The crew was happy to help us don our gear. Divers who were new had to demonstrate a skill check on the first dive. Th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Roatan, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii
Closest Airport Baltra Getting There Denver to Quito; then Quito to Baltra. For our return flight to the US, we departed from Guyaquil.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 68-70°F / 20-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The entire group went down and surfaced with the divemaster. Notify divemaster when you get halfway (1500 psi) through your air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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