Our trip marked the second scuba diving excursion for the Deep Blue, which until now primarily ran naturalist trips. It is a large, comfortable vessel with spacious cabins and plenty of space for 16 divers (although, it can accomodate 18). Underwater photographers will be happy, as there are two camera tables and a huge rinse tank. Everything ran smoothly for us, even though the crew was relatively new to working on dive trips. Our guide, Antonio Moreano, was excellent. I can only hope to have him as a guide again in the future.
By early 2004, the Deep Blue will have Nitrox on board, and I'm told they will even be able to accomodate rebreathers. For booking information, please contact Ken Weemhoff at Galapagos Adventures and mention that I referred you.