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Academy Bay Dive Center

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Open Now: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Great Company

Very Professional company done 3 days diving with them, All the guide were amazing and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome Diving

Absolutely loved our experience with these guys! Each one of our dive days was throughly explained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria L
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Our Dive center is located right across the road from the Navy base and the main passenger pier in Puerto Ayora. If you still can't find us, look out for a bright pink lolly shop next door!
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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very Professional company done 3 days diving with them, All the guide were amazing and very knowledgeable

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our experience with these guys! Each one of our dive days was throughly explained and the boat crew was super helpful and nice. Like anything, some days we got unlucky and saw nothing interesting, and others we got extremely lucky and saw an...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great experience diving the famous Gordon rocks! Dive master George did a great job planning the dives - we saw everything and more! I felt I was in good hands with these guys! Two days ago I went with a different company...More

Thank Anmcanmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A weeks worth of diving with academy bay added so many memories to my dive log. Hammerhead and Galapagos Sharks, Mola Mola , sea lions and much more. One day I was be back to the Galapagos and certainly book back in

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with Academy Bay started a few months before my visit. I emailed back and forth with them to get a good idea of which sites they recommended, conditions to be expected etc.... I'm a relatively new diver (45+ dives). I was planning to...More

Thank soonerwatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am an experienced dive leader, who has dived worldwide. Academy Bay is a professional outfit which I would recommend for several reasons. It is well organised. The equipment is actually good quality equipment, even though the BCDs have a weathered look, which is not...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I went diving in North Seymour and Mosquera last week with Academy Bay and highly recommend this dive shop. After asking around for schedules and pricing of more than eight dive shops in Puerto Ayora, we decided to go with Academy Bay...More

Thank rebeccanm2017
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We booked our dives in advance which is highly recommended as they get booked up quickly. The communication was excellent and deposit was transferred with PayPal to secure our spots The dive masters and crew were brilliant, very professional and safety conscious. Small dive groups...More

Thank Zee337
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Super professional dive masters Byron and Simon and first mate Stephen made dives of Gordon Rocks, Floreana and North Seymour very memorable. For this Caribbean diver, the focus on safety was key as this was my first time diving in the Pacific. These guys know...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I did 8 dives with Academy bay. Reasearched them on trip advisor and was pleased with how fast they got back to me thru emails. Dove Seymour and Mosquera and then off to Gordon rocks ( twice) moon fish and hammerheads galore...More

Thank ronkofx
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13 November 2016|
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Response from cavscout2016 | Reviewed this property |
I guess I was really late in responding. I hope your dive went well. I am new to this trip advisor thing.
Alexander K
25 March 2015|
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Response from divingalapagos | Property representative |
Hello Alexander Sorry for the delaying in getting back to you, I didn't see your enquiry. The cost for the PADI dive course is $650 per person and runs over 3 days. Your children must be over 10 years of age to do it. If... More