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    Galapagos Trip Report

    Hi everyone,

    A couple of weeks ago Dr. Claus Meyer from Germany and Mr. Peter Seupel from Aquanauts Grenada came to the Galapagos for a rebreather diving holiday. They contracted my support and I had the opportunity to join them on board Yacht Deep Blue. We did an 8 day liveaboard trip and I wrote a short trip log that was subsequently published in the blog for Galapagos Rebreathers.

    We used APD rebreathers (one Evolution, one Evolution + and one Inspiration) all with vision electronics. We all had OCB; Peter and I had one 5.7l/ 40cft with air each; our on board cylinders were 2l / 15cft steels; Claus used 3l / 19cft on board steel cylinders. Peter and Claus had travel frames, I had the yellow box. We used high 1.3 and a low 0.7 setpoints. In three occasions the last dive of the day had to be done shallow and with a lower ppo2 (between 1 and 0.5) due to OTU’s and CNS% loading. We planned mainly recreational profiles with actual runtimes no greater than 70 minutes a maximum depth of 50 meters and a total time to surface no greater than 15 minutes.

    If you wish to access the full story please visit the blog. There are some photos published as well, here is a little sample picture.



    I am based in the Galapagos Islands and organize a la carte rebreather trips and expeditions. Next liveaboard trip is in August 2011. If you want more information please do not hesitate to PM me.

    Kind Regards,
    Jorge A. Mahauad
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    Re: Galapagos Trip Report

    Im sorry. I refuse to read any report on dive trips to the galapagos, and Im certainly NOT going to look at any pictures you took.

    Arrgghh. I just caught a glimpse, was that shark? You bastard!

    Now my wife is crying, she saw me click the link to the next trip....

    must resist....must resist...

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    Re: Galapagos Trip Report

    Yes, we use rebreathers to approach wildlife as much as possible. Don't be mad at me, I'm just the messenger!
    Jorge A. MAHAUAD

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