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Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
... see it, and quickly got onto the boat after our guide tried to point it out!) After the most relaxing evening we had the worst night ever aboard the boat... The dining tables were sliding around, almost all the glasses smashed and the water tank refused to stay upright! We nearly lost one of our passengers and although it made for a hilarious attempt at dinner, we all went to bed feeling sick. DAY 5 Today we set off for the Interpretation Centre on the Island of San ...
... wouldn't have been able to due to lack of experience). The dives I did from Santa Cruz were:
- Isla Pinzon / Dumb Rock - where we were diving with playful sealions, turtles, 1 juvenile Galapagos shark, seahorses, lots of the strange red-lipped batfish, a mobula ray (like a small manta), diamond sting ray, lots of schools of tropical fish, and starfish. For my advanced certification I learnt about improving buoyancy as well as how to use a dive computer. ...
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... excursion was a wet landing onto a sandy islet type thing, absolutely covered in sea lions. It was incredible walking amongst them, being less than a metre away from them at times. We also had our first encounters with marine iguanas and with Sally light foot crabs. Ingot close up with a sea lion nursing her pup, and a pelican. And this is just the first excursion on the first day! This was also our first opportunity to snorkel and it was ...
Breakfast was served again at 7 am and we were off the boat again by 8am by Zodiac to the nearby Isla Bartolome island which is a spectacular volcanic landscape, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows, Galapagos penguins and lava lizards. Bartolomé is a relatively new island in the archipelago and we climbed the 369 wooden steps to the summit where the scenery is spectacular and we had a great view of Pinnacle Rock - one of the most ...
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- Swimming pool
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