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Dive Review of Wolf Buddy in
Galapagos Islands

Wolf Buddy, Sep, 2012,

by Ted Bemis, CO, US ( 2 reports). Report 6730.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving PNG, Australia, Figi, Mexico, Belize, Bonaire, Utila, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 62 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 0 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Begin ascent with 700#
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The live aboards Wolf & Darwin Buddy are wonderful boats, great accomidations and sevice. The crew top notch. The diving exceeded our expectations, the dive breifings were excellant and the ocean delivered what the dive masters hoped for. If you have a dry suit, take it. My wife used a full Lavacore jumpsuit under her rented 7mm and stayed warm. As you know it's always tough to get back into a cold wetsuit and at some of the sites you get your 3 dives in fairly rapid sucession. Numerous whale shark encounters, with one dive beginning with a backroll right over a whale shark going by. Scalloped hammerheads so plentiful to become boring (not really). Mola Molas, dolphin, mantas, eagle rays... you name it.
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