Divers Santa Cruz Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Outdoor pool
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- Continental Breakfast
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... this time he was wearing trainers as well). We took the zodiac to an amazing beach where we left our snorkelling gear before going on an 1.5 hour walk. Once we left the beach it was lava as far as we could see. Lava bubbles that had left the surface looking like melted Tarmac with shimmery nail varnish all over it. Then areas that looked like someone had carefully twisted and braided the rocks. And then again there were mountains of ash that ...
... you to the ferry. A short $1 ferry ride later we were on the island of Santa Cruz and ready to start our adventure, but first we had to get a taxi to town. We were lucky to meet an English guy named James on the ferry ride so we could share the $18 taxi fare, it's non negotiable by the way. We had our driver drop us in an area with cheap hostels, well as cheap as they get for the Galapagos. We found a 3 bed room and after dumping our bags headed out to look into cruises vs day trips, ...
... food so that it would be dangerous for us to swim around the boat. And who would have thought... There were two sharks circling the boat and our zodiac when we got back on board. Crew member Mauro was always on the lookout to spot animals for us an ended up historically shouting "shark, shark, shark, shark, shaaaark" which fr then on was a given expression. Once we were back on the boat we drove to Santa Fe island where we were going to go snorkelling around the bay ...
... is that a diver is negatively buoyant and will immediately sink rather than float on the surface - in practice, it's not as simple as it seems. When rolling backwards off a boat you tend to land on your back and there is a lot water resistance before you sink, you are simply not streamlined to sink, never mind having a lungful of air keeping you afloat.
David, being aware of this type of entry, quickly span round in the water and dived down. In ...
... s breeding centre.
We checked the beach out quickly and it was nothing to write home about, it was a bit rough and it had just started raining too so we headed back towards town. We ducked into a few souvenir shops on the way to keep out of the heavier showers of rain. Puerto Ayora is definetly the tourist mecca of the Galapagos based on the amount of high priced souvenirs for sale.
We stopped at a pizza joint for a couple of slices ...