Archive: In-Depth Galapagos Trip Reports
Over the years, we have compiled and written quite a few “in-depth” trip reports about Galapagos diving. These reports have usually been compiled by Peter A. Hughes, and beautifully enhanced with slide shows and videos. The slide shows include photographs by Michele Westmorland, Shannon Conway, Annie Crawley, Peter Lange, Philip Hamilton, and other noted u/w photographers.
1. June, 2013: Trip Report, Shannon Conway: A comprehensive daily report from u/w photographer Shannon Conway showcases the incredible diving found at Wolf and Darwin, and the amazing diversity of marine life found in the central islands of the Galapagos Archipelago (15 main islands, numerous smaller ones). Whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, Galapagos Tortoises, and dramatic sea lions as well. ALL PHOTOS, topside and u/w in the report were shot on this one-week trip.
2. April, 2013: Trip Report, Peter A. Hughes: Peter narrates the trip report and SLIDE SHOW and VIDEO CLIP, while photographer Philip Hamilton provides the stunning images and video. Highlights from our annual Scubapro Demo Trip are also shown in clips/copy. The diving at Wolf and Darwin islands is superb, but Punta Vincente Roca in the central islands also shines brightly. ALL PHOTOS /VIDEO were shot on this one-week trip.
3. January, 2012: Trip Report, Peter A. Huges: Peter visits the Galapagos just as we change from Whale Shark Season to Manta Season, and gets the best of both worlds. An international group of guests (England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, America, Brazil, Japan, and Ecuador) learns just how amazing manta season can be. Brilliantly illustrated by a SLIDE SHOW by well-known photographer Michele Westmorland.
4. May, 2011: Manta Season Trip Report: Peter A. Hughes: Peter explains why he feels “…Manta Season is my favorite time of the year to visit & dive the Galapagos Islands”. And illustrates it in this SLIDE SHOW. While the equatorial Galapagos Islands don’t receive much annual rainfall – they do have a dry and wet season – depending on prevailing winds. These trade winds in turn affect the currents around the islands, and water temperature. Typically water temp during the “wet” season is 6 10 degrees warmer. Visibility is often excellent.