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Academy Bay Diving

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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About Academy Bay Diving
Join us exploring the extraordinary that is diving in the Galapagos Marine reserve. We can help you book a diving adventure you will never forget, with daily dive tours, packages for extreme divers, or packages that include land tours so you can experience all that Galapagos has to offer underwater and on land.
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anonym3434 wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Top diving experiance: -just 3 divers and the guide -top equipment (boat, diving equip..) -top staff -amazing wildlife (school of hammer-heads, school of eagle rays, turtles, sea lion and many more on just two dives at Gordon Rocks)
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Sabu wrote a review Jul 2021
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Great dive with very friendly and organized staff. We were near North Seymour and could see a lot of different fishes, rays, sharks,...The material and the boat was excellent as well. On top, the instructor took some pictures which they gave us. We absolutely recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Lauren K wrote a review Jul 2021
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I can not rave about this dive shop enough! I went on my first dive before I came to Galapagos, but this is where I got my certification! The dive masters are amazing and patient! They taught me so much and made sure I felt comfortable in the water and with my skills! Alice and her husband own the shop! She was very helpful with all of our questions, not just diving questions And went out of her way to make sure we had an amazing experience! The dive boat, gear, and staff are absolutely wonderful! I went on 6 dives with them while I was in Galapagos and will definitely be diving with them again in the future!!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Hamby H wrote a review Jul 2021
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the best diving place in Galápagos! I went on my very first scuba dive ever with them six years ago! I knew exactly who I would be diving with this time. Alice is one of the owners, she is amazingly helpful! She’s an Australian, so she speaks English perfectly and went out of her way several times to help make sure this trip was amazing. I went on 14 dives with them over 3 weeks. The meals they serve on the boat are unlike anything I’ve ever had anywhere else. They aren’t serving any bologna sandwiches. They serve a light snack between dives, and then an actual meal after your second dive. The meal is different each time but it’s usually rice, beans, and a protein like chicken or beef. It’s really great food! What’s also great about this place is they help you get all of your gear off and on, and double check everything to make sure you’re good to go! They’ll also help you take your gear off in the water if you need it! Finally all of their dive staff is amazing! Everyone is super knowledgeable and have a real passion for Galápagos and diving. Special shout out to Leo! He took me on my first dive ever six years ago and took me on all 14 of these dives too! Thank you so much Alice, Leo, and all of the staff! I can’t wait to dive with you guys in the future!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Barbara wrote a review Jul 2021
Mexico City, Mexico197 contributions110 helpful votes
Second time in Galapagos beat the first! After having had an awesome experience with Academy Bay last year, had to go back! Can't praise them enough! Once again the team made my diving experience extraordinary! Byron, Oscar and Leo very cool guides, Frank the best assistant and a new captain this time! Byron great marine life spotter! Frank again the best on board always super friendly and beyond helpful! And Alice the best ever! Big thanks Alice once again for everything! Thanks for making it perfect, from helping us with the salvoconducto (not anymore required!!!), to booking the liveaboard, the daily dives and lots more! Had to change the flight and extend again ha ha!!! Not yet back home and want to go back already!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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