Snorkeling in the Galapagos - Photos

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Snorkeling in the Galapagos - Photos

Postby VAtravelers » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:43 pm

The snorkeling in the Galapagos was fantastic! Aboard the Adventurer V, we generally snorkelled twice a day, with up to an hour or so each time. We had close encounters with sea lions, penguins, sea turtles, and white tip reef sharks. It was amazing!!!
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Santiago island
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Postby VAtravelers » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:44 pm

Here are just a few more photos
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Lobos Island
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Floreana Island
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Floreana Island
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Postby Reditor » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:55 pm

Great pics....I can't believe how close you got to the penguins, most penguin photos I see from the GPS are far away on land or blurry blobs in the water....!
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Postby mogwai » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:06 am

What king of camera were you using?

I'm going to the galapagos soon, and I'm wondering :)
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Postby ShannonH » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:59 pm

Fantastic pictures! :)
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Postby cp33 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:23 pm

Hi, Great pix!!

I'm travelling to the Galapagos with GAP next month. Just wondering, what's your thought about the snorkelling gear. Should I bring my own mask & snorkel? or do you rent the mask, snorkel & flippers on the boat.
Also, which camera did you use?

Cheers!
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Postby VAtravelers » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:31 pm

I would definitely bring your own snorkel gear - our boat, the Adventurer V, did not have enough masks and snorkels for everyone. We didn't use flippers. I personally would bring a wet suit b/c I would need one to snorkel for an hour at a time comfortably, but others wouldn't need one. Our boat rented shortie wet suits, but didn't have enough for everyone.

I use an Olympus Stylus camera. The newer ones don't need an underwater housing - they can go underwater for snorkeling depth. Mine is older so I use the coordinating underwater housing for it. We love it! You can even shoot video.

Have fun on your trip!
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