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“Excellent guided tour of Punta Pitt”

Wreck Bay Diving Center
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in San Cristobal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We took a tour with them to Punta Pitt.

This is a don’t miss destination– we saw Red-Footed boobies and Blue –footed boobies. The snorkeling was good – we played with sea lions and saw sharks. The guide was good and spoke good English.

It was a long boat ride of two hours but worth it. Nice views of Kicker-Rock on the trip. Lunch was provided – nothing fancy but it was satisfying.

The equipment provided was good. They provided a fitting the night before. They include snorkels, fins, wetsuits and masks.

Thank raynman62
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Galapagos business model is basically a hostage situation: Nature is held hostage, and if you want proof of life, you have to pay, a lot. I get it, but after paying this much, it would be nice to see the tour operators try a little to justify the ransom. Our "naturalist" could not identify basic birds, and once we got to our afternoon activity (something indistinguishable from shipwreck survival training), he plopped himself down on the beach for an hour and surfed the web while we played Survivor, fending off sun and horse flies. The group ultimately mutinied and actually just swam back out to the boat! Kicker Rock is a stunning destination, so it's probably worth the ransom, but their careless mismanagement of the p.m. beach visit is an absolute business miscarriage. Better if they just brought us back to port and liberated us (but then they couldn't call it a "full-day" and extort the full $120). They have nature providing them a 90% solution in the form of Kicker Rock: Why they can't go the extra 10% and make it a phenomenal day (with minimum effort) is a mystery.

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We did two days of scuba diving with Wreck Bay Diving. The first day was fine and our dive master was very professional. Our dive master on our second day was not concerned with safety. There were no pre-dive safety checks and no check to ensure divers had a buddy. The dive master took divers to the very end of their air and one diver even ran out of air and had to breath on the dive master's second regulator. The dive master did not end the dive here (or even procede to end the dive with our safety stop), but continued diving. At one point he saw a shark he wanted to look at and dragged the other diver with him into a quick descent to try to follow the shark. Our second dive was similar, and most divers ascended to the surface without the dive master because our air was so low. This was despite us continually telling the dive master throughout the dive how much air we had left.

This company has a good rating, which is why we dived with them but I suspect the ratings come from the people who snorkel, whose day was very different. I wouldn't dive with Wreck Bay Diving again.

1  Thank hurricane_dan
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Saved the best for last, this was my second last day in the Galapagos and it could not have been better. The crew were amazing and attentive to all 12 of us on the boat, 6 divers and 6 snorkelers. We were lucky enough to see 3 or 4 manta's flying out of the water en-route to Kicker Rock. I lost count of how many sea turtles we saw and three of us were lucky enough to see a manta swim under us, unfortunately too fast for the cameras. An amazing lunch was served along with fresh fruit, it was the perfect way to end a once in a lifetime trip.

Thank tequilawitch
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic snorkel tour of Kicker Rock with this company. Very professional from the off, small group of 12 including 4 divers. Great guides with very good English explained a lot about what we saw. The snorkeling was amazing especially seeing a Hammerhead shark up close. Would highly recommend this tour company.

Thank CanonDance
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