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Academy Bay Dive Center

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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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Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had my 2. Dive on Galapagos with academy bay diving and while boat, food and guides where good I had the bad luck to be with somebody under water who started panacing at the very beginning though she said before to the guide that she...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 777richadn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive guides were great, were very informed and cared about wildlife welfare They also film and give you the day's footages, that's a nice touch. Saw tons of hammerheads and rays at Seymore, Mosquera and Gordon rocks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeorgeN714
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would dive with them again in a heartbeat! They made sure that everyone was prepared for each dive. All the equipment was in great condition and they even have 7mm wet suits!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited many divings in my 22 years of diving, Academy Bay is one of the best ever tried. they are highly professional, all diving equipment is perfect, standard of quality are excellent for everything. On top of this they are well organized without being...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cristianon552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did two days of diving with Academy Bay. On day 2, I was buddies with a stranger on nitrox. Trying to stay close to him, I briefly went below the max dive depth of 20 meters (I maxed at 24 meters). For this, our dive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jkuf1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did 2 days diving with Academy Bay and had a fantastic experience. The divemasters Byron and Alex are the best. They really take care of you on the diveboat with fantastic lunches and helping to get in from the choppy waters....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gabriela T
Reviewed 12 December 2018

My wife and I dove with academy bay for the second week of October. It was absolutely fantastic! Very professional and safe. Every day of the week was a different dive site. We saw hammer heads, Galapagos sharks, Mola mola, eagle rays, manta rays, swam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robertmcconkey
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Alice and Academy Bay Dive Center team organized our diving experience in the Galapagos (Oct. 18). It was wonderful experience. Starting at the planning - accurate and focused on our diving requirements and desires and operation - the boat, dive sites and mainly - the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tami O
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I dove 2 only twice with this diving center and I can say that was an amazing experience. Starting from the reception the first day to check the equipment they really helped me to find the best equipment and dry suit. The organization was perfect,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DenisN
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

First of all Carlos did the safetybriefing on board. He explained and repeated all the important things like the underwater signs. The other guides did an excellent job by preparing all the equipment and helping everyone putting on their gear. After that, we first did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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