Dive and Travel Galapagos

Rosenberg eBooks
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Dive and Travel Galapagos eBook is the latest in a series of informative dive guides by Steve Rosenberg. It provides detailed descriptions of 46 of the most popular dive sites and dozens of land tours throughout the archipelago. The guide also contains practical information on travel basics and some of the fascinating wildlife that visitors will encounter. This electronic interactive guide has many useful features and can be used as a travel log, allowing you to add you own comments and notes. This comprehensive guide is a great travel companion and information resource for anyone who is planning a dive trip in the Galapagos and for those who have already visited this unique destination. Dive and Travel Galapagos is available August 2017.
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Rosenberg eBooks
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Published on
Aug 31, 2017
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780990455752
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English
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Travel / South America / Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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