Given that no one assigns ships of the official category, every ship owner tries to convince you that it is his boat – 5 * Deluxe, no less. Right on the old Russian saying … At the same time, there are annoying misunderstandings: the generally accepted 4 * may well be much better than many 5 *. If we take into account that the bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) with hot water is a constant attribute of modern ships, how can you figure out who is who? Continue reading
Many dive tours are expensive on their own – this is due to the remoteness of places, limited hotel base, the popularity of resorts and the lack of alternatives. These are the features of Costa Rica, Palau, Sipadan Islands in Malaysia and some other destinations. Judge for yourself: if there are only three attractive hotels near Sipadan, only three ships go to the island of Cocos, and there are plenty of people willing to get there all over the world – is it worth keeping prices at the level of mass tourism? Of course not! And, believe, hotels do not remain empty. So it turns out that the better the dive tour, the more tidbit it is for the travel agent … Continue reading
Despite the unique conditions for diving, created by nature itself, the tourist infrastructure of the islands is poorly developed. There are no large coastal bases for diving, as well as specialized shops on the islands. So you should have all the necessary equipment, either to bring with you, or to warn the host company in advance about what exactly might be needed. Based on diving tours, tourists will have to be on ships.
The most favorable season for diving in the Galapagos is from December to May, and the cleanest water is in October-November. Visibility is on average 9-21 m, depths for immersion – 5-24 m. Continue reading