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Galapagos Islands

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I went to the Galapagos a number of years back with a dive buddy. For those of us with families and tighter pocket books this is once in a lifetime bucket list trip. We booked the trip with Aggressor, and I really can't say anything bad about service, crew, or boat. Most meals were great, but we had the occasional just okay meal. Between all the diving and shore excursions eating up your calories any food is good, honestly. Of course, you really go for the underwater scenery. The amount of sea life is astonishing. From a diver that is used, to mostly, Caribbean diving, just the shear overall amount of fish, coral, rays, octopi, etc. is amazing. The hammer head sharks, which there are many, are a bonus. Some dives were a real underwater circus. Although, there were a couple dives that were comparably less visually consuming, but still always had something great to offer. It was, apparently, unseasonably warm. Most were wearing 5mil suits. I had brought my 5mil, but ended up wearing my 2mil instead. Although, I don't get cold easy, so wear what is comfortable for you. There were a couple dives that had very intense currents and wave movements. If you are uncomfortable with this type of dive it could make you anxious. Personally, I love challenging dives, and sometimes being thrown around is just plain fun. Nice thick gloves are must for holding on to outcroppings during these dives. While we had some superb dives, top side was fun as well. We had people from 5 different countries, and everyone got along well. During the first or second night while being moored off Darwin Island, I believe, a pod of dolphins put on a show for us. They hung about 10-20 meters off the boat and were doing jumps and flips for about fifteen minutes. I thought about rating the Overall Value a four, because it is very expensive, but all live aboard trips are expensive. Honestly, I think for the price you get more than you bargain for. IF I ever get the opportunity, I would definitely do it again.

Visited on 03/2007 - Submitted on 01/22/2014
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