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Dive Review of aggressor in
Galapagos Islands

aggressor, Jun, 2005,

by Michael Foust, ca, United States . Report 1763.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I have been on 3 previous live aboards.... which were generally good, but all things considered... service, food and space result this the galapagos aggressor I being the best I've experienced. Staff were outstanding in every respect; picking us up at the airport in Ecuador, transition to hotel and transition back to the airport for the departure to the boat. Same on the return takes all the stress out of it. Once on the boat this franchise has it down to the slightest detail..... I tried hard to consider a complaint but the cabin was comfortable the bathroom good and service / food too plentiful. I didn't need special gloves as I'd been urged to get, the 3 ml were plenty; I used a 4 ml suit [ hi tempt was 80] with a 4 ml hooded vest [low temp was 74] that was essential at the southern stops, but not needed at darwin and wolf. plenty of hammerheads, dolphins, turtles, galapagos, silky and a few white tips were seen. No whale shark but the orcas scared everything away after the first day so that might have included the whale shark. Gordon Rock can be skipped and there were other dives where I frankly had such poor visability it was of little value but when the dives were good they were great..... including playful plentiful sea lions. I got decent video and fair stills because the conditions are challenging. But I would go again. 75% of the divers were making their 3rd or more trip here so the divers were good but the staff still did everything well.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving revillajigedos, st. vincent, cozumel, st lucia, grand cayman, belize, utila, st. kitts, saba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 72-80°F / 22-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 120 ft.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments adequate facility, assistance for the camera table. visability and current make macro a challenge and in some instances the video is also difficult; that said the overall availability of subject matter make it worth the effort
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