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Galapagos Shark Diving

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Santa Cruz, Ecuador
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About Galapagos Shark Diving
Dive with the Whale Shark Experts of the research project, the Galapagos Whale Shark Project! A different kind of dive adventure - Dive with a Purpose! Enjoy the silence and adventure of Galapagos' unique under water world while supporting research and conservation of whale sharks.
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WorldTourPrincess wrote a review Apr 2021
Auburn, Massachusetts64 contributions35 helpful votes
My apologies, as this review is LONG overdue. Jenny & Jonathan at Galapagos Shark Diving are simply the BEST! They are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, who constantly went above and beyond to make sure everything went according to plan. During a world-wide pandemic, this is no small task! Because of their efforts, our group was the first to dive in the Galapagos after the lockdown. We were the first commercial flight in, and the first (and only!) boat on the waters. It was incredible. Jenny & Jonathan had headache after headache to get us there. There were times when it seemed like Ecuador was changing the rules on a daily basis, I’m sure. We had to reschedule flights, extend our stay to accommodate covid testing, etc… etc…. They handled it all with grace. If it were not for their herculean efforts, our trip might never have happened. And I’m so glad it did! First of all, the diving there is EPIC! We spotted seven total whale sharks, with 1-4 encounters on EVERY dive at Darwin Arch. Some were 50ft long and as wide around as a school bus. Throughout the week we dove with hundreds of hammerheads, numerous Galapagos and silky sharks, dolphins, feeding marine iguanas, giant manta rays, and penguins. On the surface we spotted orcas, dolphins, humpback whales, fin whales, and a pod of BLUE WHALES! Who gets to see blue whales!?!?! We did! Did I mention this trip was epic???? The crew were all very nice and helpful. The food was good, and they were able to accommodate special dietary needs. The boat was nice, but definitely not luxurious. The upper deck bunk bed cabins were TINY. The dining and lounge areas were all adequate for the group size. I was comfortable diving in a 5mm in Wolf & Darwin and 7 mm everywhere else. Definitely bring gloves- you’ll need them to hold onto the rocks! Galapagos is truly one of those special, magical places. I had been fortunate enough to do a naturalist cruise & day dives a few years back, but this was my first (but definitely not last) diving trip to the Galapagos. Thank you to Jenny & Jonathan for an epic week!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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mariyahummingbird wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles73 contributions17 helpful votes
I met Jenny during a trip to Antarctica and found out that she works in the Galapagos, which has been my forever dream to visit. Even though i came not during whale shark season, Jenny helped me above and beyond with my trip planning. She gave lots of contacts of amazing tour guides, named all the best spots to visit and was always super happy to chat about the wildlife and culture on the Galapagos. I hope next time i come back, it will be to join the scuba diving tour to see amazing whale sharks and be part of the incredible research Jenny and Jonathan are doing.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from galapagossharkdiving, Owner at Galapagos Shark Diving
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Hi Mariya, thank you so very much for your kind words. I am happy I was able to help you with some advise and that you were able to enjoy the beauty of the Galapagos Islands. We are very much looking forward to dive with you together one day in the future! We wish you all the best for all the upcoming travels! And maybe see you somewhere in the polar regions, Galapagos or Cocos. ;)
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PR0 wrote a review Jan 2021
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I first contacted Galapagos Shark Diving based on personal recommendation and the company ethos and have no hesitation in recommending their services.  My dive experience is below the usually required level, but Jenny was able to book me onto a liveabord a couple of weeks before my Galapagos trip and gave me plenty of good advice about how best to prepare with some diving in Ecuador. Jenny's service and support were superb. She was generous with her time, very organised, genuinely cared about ensuring I had a great trip and made sure I knew exactly what to expect. Jenny is passionate about diving and the marine world and her enthusiasm is infectious. I can only imagine how fantastic GSD'S own specialist dive trips must be!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from galapagossharkdiving, Inhaber at Galapagos Shark Diving
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Hi Paula, thank you so very much for your kind words! I am so happy you enjoyed the Galapagos so much and where able to see and experience the beauty underwater as well as above the surface. The islands are magical and I am happy to share that experience. We hope we might see you on one of our other expedition or somewhere else - maybe even the UK ;) Thank you so much for traveling with us! I wish you all the very best. Jenny
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nathi89443 wrote a review Jan 2021
Geneva, Switzerland20 contributions13 helpful votes
Jenny helped me organize my 8 days diving cruise, and it was absolutely amazing, I wholeheartedly recommend Galapagos Shark Diving as agency. The liveaboard (Aqua) as such was of course great, but Jenny's support throughout the organization and the trip was outstanding. She was very responsive and available whenever i had a question (both via whatsapp and email), she gave excellent pieces of advice, I could feel she's a passionate diver herself. Also to be mentioned, thanks to her I was able to transfer the full amount (including whatever normally has to be paid on the boat, like Nitrox, equipment rental etc...) in advance, which enabled me to carry significantly less cash. Don't hesitate any longer, Jenny is the right person to make your diving trip memorable.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from galapagossharkdiving, Inhaber at Galapagos Shark Diving
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Hi Nathalie, thank you so much for your great review! I am so happy you enjoyed the beauty of the Galapagos Islands and had a fantastic trip! I am very honoured you traveled with us and I was able to assist and help you with questions you had. Thank you for traveling with us! Maybe until next time. All the very best Jenny
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paubern1 wrote a review Jan 2021
Bogota, Colombia86 contributions40 helpful votes
I Discovered Jenny through the FB group “Girls that Scuba”. Since day 1 she was the BEST. So patient, thoughtful, looking for my interests regarding visiting Galapagos, presented several options all with great itinerary and prices. Helped me with All the info regarding COVID requirements, even filling the forms, getting a hotel, a cab! ALL ! Anytime I asked her something she sent me all information right away! Responds quickly and got me good deals. The best! I highly recommend using her services if you are traveling to Galapagos. She will be there with you to guide and advise. Very grateful for her 1A services! She also helped me with the diving insurance! The live aboard she got me was awesome , great dive master, even the group of people was amazing and very homogenous. Food delicious and healthy. Paula (Colombia).
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from galapagossharkdiving, Inhaber at Galapagos Shark Diving
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Hi Paula, thank you so very much for your kind words! I am so happy you enjoyed the islands of Galapagos and that you loved your experience. I am very glad I was able to help and advise you. Hope to meet you one day in person! Sending love and hugs to Colombia! :)
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