Galapagos Diving Permit System To Be Modified?

According to our Galapagos Lodge and Diving partner Red Mangrove Galapagos Lodges, the diving permit system in the Galapagos has been declared unconstitutional and may be revised:
“On September 3rd 2009 Judge Ruben Pazmino De la Torre ruled that the entire diving permit program that has been in process for the last year or more is unconstitutional. This is big news as the whole permit process has been a major point of contention for many people relying on the diving industry as their livelihood and this process was deemed unfair and bureaucratically cumbersome by many in the islands. The National Park of Galapagos who has spearheaded this program has yet to respond to the Judge’s decisions so as it stands now; it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen next.”

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