Tag Archives: Galapagos

Photos of Galapagos

The photos of our trip to Quito and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador are now loaded into the blog. To view photos, hover over “Photos”, in the main menu bar, until the drop down menu appears. Click on “Galapagos, Ecuador 2015” in … Continue reading

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Impressions of Ecuador

Impressions of Ecuador Ecuador is not third world. Not exactly sure how this rating system is applied but I would have to guesstimate Ecuador would rate as second world. The infrastructure condition and the amount of available amenities are not … Continue reading

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After Thoughts

Biodegradable Soap/Shampoo Bar In the Galapagos, it is requested that biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner are used. Even though the dive live-aboard boat supplied these, I wanted to take some with us for our land portion. We had carried a Tea … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz, Galapagos

We have had a good time in the Galapagos. The big thing here is the animals and we have managed to see most of what we came to see. The biggest and most unlikely, we did not, the whale shark, … Continue reading

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Chill Days in the Galapagos

These last two day have been chill days. Yesterday, we checked out tour agents to see if we could dive a site called Kicker Rock near San Cristabal Island. No go. The few dive boats that were going out were … Continue reading

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San Cristobal, Galapagos

We wake up moored in the harbour at San Cristobal, our starting point a week ago. We disembark and say our goodbyes to the divers flying out today. There is a small group staying on the island. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, … Continue reading

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Diving Dumb Rock

Last dive today and it was a good one. The site was Dumb Rock near Pinzon Island. The water was the clearest it has been anywhere, not cold as it could be and not a big current. The goals were … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Challenges in the Galapagos

Scuba diving in the Galapagos is hard work. Every dive has its challenges, from surge to current to deep dives. Surge is when the water moves first one way and then the other. Sort of like rocking. We watch the … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Arch

Darwin’s Arch. The photographs of the arch are known across the world. It is also the location of all our dives today. It is renowned for its schools of hammerhead sharks. The divers on the boat are all excited about … Continue reading

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Seeking Hammerheads

Today we experience some of the toughest diving we have ever encountered. We dive a number of sites off Wolf Island. We hope to see hammerhead sharks. On one dive we back roll off the panga in calmer waters, descend … Continue reading

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