Our first trip to the Galapagos was in 1993, we were back in 2000 and our latest in
2010. Much has changed, no more night dives allowed, land tours curtailed, islands
we dove in before now off limits. But the northern islands, Wolf and Darwin still came
through with the schooling hammerheads. Besides being very difficult to get to, the
diving and photography in Galapagos are accompanied with strong currents and
"challenging" water conditions featuring highly variable visibility and temperatures.
A calm, blue clear water morning can be replaced with colder, greener, rougher water
in the afternoon. A hallmark of Galapagos is that you get to see BIG stuff. Big fish, big
schools--it's exciting diving and easy to overlook the small crittery subjects like
Barnacle Blennies and the wonderfully weird Redlipped Batfish hopping along the
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