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Dive Review of Tiburon Explorer in
Galapagos Islands

Tiburon Explorer: "Great Trip, Excellent Crew, Spacious Liveaboard", Jul, 2022,

by Richard Talaga, IL, US ( 2 reports). Report 12205.

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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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My wife and I flew to the Galapagos Islands for a week-long diving trip in July. Originally we were supposed to have traveled in summer of 2020 but the pandemic changed our plans. We decided to stay in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island for a few days before the dive trip just in case our flights were delayed and also to take in the local scene. It was a great way to acclimate after a long trip, to meet people and see the sights (more on that later). Come Saturday morning, via a combination of taxi, water-ferry and bus rides we arrived at the recently-built Tiburon Explorer, which was anchored in the Itabaca channel, between Baltra and Santa Cruz Islands. After the usual boat and safety briefings, we were shown to our room, which was large and comfortable with a spacious adjoining bathroom. After lunch we selected our dressing stations and prepared gear for diving. The checkout dive was scheduled for the next morning, which helped make everything less hurried. Pre-dive briefings were thorough and pr ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys and Atlantic coast, Bahamas, Dry Tortugas, Caribbean Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Sea of Cortez, Bonaire, Grenadines; US quarries and caverns.
Closest Airport Baltra Getting There Chicago-Atlanta-Quito-Baltra

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 64-77°F / 18-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy System; stay with our assigned dive master & group.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments All charging was done outside, in the area where divers suited up. Every diver had a personal charging bin near ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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