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Dive Review of Scuba Iguana in
Galapagos Islands

Scuba Iguana, Mar, 2014,

by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7678 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I only did four dives with ScubaIguana since I and my girlfriend, a non-diver were doing land based tour on the Galapagos. I enjoyed the dives and the fish life on the reefs. My one complaint with the dive operator was that they make you use too much weight. They claim that the reason for this is the saltiness of the water which they feel will make you too buoyant. I kept running low on air on the dives due to the excessive weight, 22 pounds. I weigh 150 pounds. We also visited Macchu Picchu on this trip. We booked the entire package including the diving with Southern Explorations. The cost of the dive through the tour operator was $300 for a single day of two tank dives. I booked the second day of two tank dive with Scuba Iguana on my own and was charged $175. Saw Hammerhead sharks and whitetips on all four dives. Waters in Puerto Ayora ware very clean with excellent visibility.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Yap, Palau, Truk, Fiji, Bonaire, Cayman, Saba, Tortola, St Eustatius, St Croix
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 68-70°F / 20-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 100-125 Ft/ 30-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or Whales 1 or
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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