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Dive Review of Wreck Bay Diving Center in
Galapagos Islands

Wreck Bay Diving Center, Jun, 2009,

by Bob Halem, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4907.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We were in the Galapagos on the Celebrity Xpedition, a great tour but no provisions for diving. They did arrange for the boat from Wreck Bay Diving Center to come out to Kicker Rock to meet the cruise ship. We were transfered from ship to dive boat by Zodiac. The first dive started as a wall dive on Kicker Rock, descending to the bottom at about 60 feet and then swimming through the channel in the rock. In the channel we saw both white tip and Galapagos sharks. There were a few fish, but nothing particularly exciting. The surface interval was a pleasant tour around the rock and a discussion of the topography and geology of the islands. The second dive was a direct descent to 60 feet at the North Point of Kicker Rock and a swim against the current to the very tip. At that point we "hid" behind a large boulder to get out of the current and to watch for what might drift by. The outstanding sightings were a very large (500ish) school of barracuda and a small group of hammerhead sharks (5-8). It was overall a pretty good dive. The team from Wreck Bay did their job, this was probably just not the best place to be diving. Later in the trip, I saw more interesting things while snorkeling. How often do you get to snorkel with penguins? Probably the only place in the world where you can do that.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, California, Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 70-°F / 21-°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50- Ft/ 15- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with divemaster (reasonable since we were all in unfamiliar territory)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No facilities on boat, but divemaster and captain were careful and helpful with camera
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