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Dive Review of Calipso Dive in
Galapagos Islands

Calipso Dive: "The Galapagos Does Not Disappoint", Jun, 2023,

by Pamela Herbert, NC, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12460.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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Eagle Rays at Wolf Three Amigos at Wolf Penguin at Isabella Tortoise giving side eye Fresh towels in cabin everyday folded per dive site (that is an iguana)
Iconic Galapagos shot Dive board Grand finale towels

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Boat:

The Calipso is a modern, clean, well provisioned boat that has both smoke detectors and fire sprinklers throughout. They also had a few 02 tanks and fire extinguishers (3 stations, I believe). I felt very safe. They ran a full blown muster drill the day we boarded so that everyone had experience grabbing and donning their life vests. We also did a check out dive so everyone could test their rental equipment and figure out how much weight they needed. We got to play with sea lions in the process.

The ensuite cabins (all of them) were a nice size with plenty of storage space. The main deck had a large dive deck with individual stations where you had your tank and a stainless steel locker with a hinged lid. There were 4 hot water shower heads across the back of the deck and warm towels after every dive. There were numbered hangers for hanging wetsuits.

Inside on the main deck is a charging area, dining room, bar and briefing area. Lots of room to socialize. 2 cabins are on the main deck and 6 are upstairs. Up from there was a nice sun deck with a jacuzzi, tables for sun de ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Calipso Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Guanaja, Utila, Roatan, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Baja, Bahamas, NC coast
Closest Airport QUI Getting There we flew from RDU through Atlanta. No issues but it's hard to line up Quito to Galapagos flights without spending the night

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 76-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-30 Ft/ 5-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with guide and do safety stop at roughly 40-50 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is a camera table on the dive deck and a rinse tank. There are lots of outlets in the dining room. Only 1 diver had a large ri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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