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“Dive the Galapagos”

Darwin & Wolf Islands
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Owner description: Wolf and Darwin Islands, sometimes called Wenman and Culpepper, are two eroded volcanos located on a volcanic ridge.
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Dive the Galapagos”
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This review is long overdue as I dived in the Galapagos in July 2014. I have been lucky to have dived in many great places in the world at many sites that claim to be in the top10, but without doubt the best sites I have ever dived were at Darwin island and wolf island in the Galapagos. There were countless hammerheads and huge whale sharks not to mention all the other pelagic fish that inhabit the area (NB the currents are strong so it is not for novice divers).

These islands can only be reached as part of a dive liveabord boat and if you plan to book one then I highly recommend Leslie at:
http://www.divethegalapagos.com. Leslie booked my trip and then managed to do the impossible by getting me onto another dive boat (Galapagos sky), when my original booking (Aggressor) had to cancel 7 days before I arrived due to boat maintenance issues. Leslie managed the booking transfer as well as the refund from the Aggressor for associated expenses due to last minute flight changes (please note that although Aggressor canceled my original trip they were faultless in refunding the additional flight and accommodation costs that I incurred).

It is not cheap to do this trip but if like me it is high on your bucket list then you will find it is worth every cent.

David.

Visited July 2014
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wolverhampton
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“A must on anyone bucket list”
Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Omg wow these are just a few words fitting to describe Darwin island, I visited on a live aboard dive boat, and to say it was 36 hours of the best time ever, would be an understatement, to think Charles Darwin came here and changed life as we now live in, the wild life under the water is stunning, we saw hammerheads white & black top, silky Galapagos sharks turtles huge tuna, Dolphins by the hundreds, my dive boat was blue O2 and they showed us some amazing sites, and to rise to the surface to see the sun setting thru the arch was breath taking.

Visited February 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“Finches”
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Hardened travelers only go to Hood. It's a rock in the middle of a lot of Pacific! BUT, stepping in the footsteps of Darwin and experiencing his revelations due to the adaptation of the many different endemic Finches is very special. Remember to do your research. If you manage to get onto Hood Island, well done!

Visited March 2014
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“The best kind of diving ever”
Reviewed September 25, 2014

The best dive site in the world! tons of animal life!!! you will feel as if you work for National geographic! Tons of hammerheads and sharks everywhere! its a must for all divers!

Visited May 2014
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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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“Two very different places depending on seasons”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I Have dived here in March and Also September... could be different places. I found March had better Viz in the sea, temperature was nicer too but thje Whale Sharks come through in the Autumn months... but all year round you will see huge schools of Hammerheads, Eagle and Marble rays, turtles, silky sharks white tips and Galapagos sharks... evening entertainment consisted of throwing some bread onto the sea in the boat deck lights... watching the bids go to eat the bread, then watching the sharks eat the birds... You cant get on either Island and its a real touigh place to get to but if you are a VERY experienced dive its the best place in the worls... I think these dives at Wolf and Darwin should be restricted to people of at least 200+ dives... its technical, Can get very cold and the currents are ridiculous.. so enjoy but be careful

Visited September 2013
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