Sadly, this is the second news posting today of a fatality during adventure/extreme sports activities.
… Scuba diver dies while scuba diving with Albatros Tours in the Galapagos Islands … more information to follow.
This fact was confirmed this afternoon with a trusted source directly in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos. Although no official news has hit the airwaves, the apparent cause was a heart attack (to be confirmed).
Although I do practice such activities as kayaking, scuba diving, white-water rafting myself, I take all the necessary precautions and make sure the equipment I use is in perfect working order (or if using someone else’s equipment that it is supervised and maintained by a professional).
When it comes to practicing these types of activities in foreign countries and travel destinations, please make sure that you are in professional, experienced and reputable hands. Your life can depend on it!
Saving a few bucks to opt for a cheap option can have a very heavy price attached.
Note: While many supposed diving tours exist in the islands, many are not run by professionals. There are, however, a half dozen or so professional and reputable scuba diving operations in the Galapagos Islands. Please choose wisely when considering such an enjoyable (but potentially dangerous) activity. Do not hesitate to ask us for more information on these reputable and professional operations. firstname.lastname@example.org