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Address: Malecon, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 5-230-0123
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We went with Exploramar to do a two tank dive at Isla de la Plata. We first had our doubts because the group we were diving with were still doing their open water course. However... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked the dive for 2 days and the experience was really good. the only thing is that appeared that it needs a minimum of few people to go to Isla De la Plata, I was diving alone so I had to settle for several other locations around Puerto Lopez. I arrived to Puerto Lopezduring Off Season, so the town... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We booked them for the Isla de la Plata dive. First, they don't have a dive boat. It's a generic tour boat, so no way to secure the tanks, and we were tripping over each other trying to set up the gear. Entry from a higher level than normal for diving. Overall, not particularly safe because gear couldn't be properly... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Manta rays are an endangered species and Puerto Lopez is one of the best places to see them, but if you are conscious you have to chose an operator that understands and help preserve these beautiful animals. In Ecuador, Exploramar is the place to go. The Exploramar team really know what they are doing. They are the #1 dive operator... More 

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Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I took a one day scuba diving trip to the Isla de la Plata with Exploramar and was not dissapointed. We got to see huge manta rays, majestic sea turtles and all kinds of other exotic fishes. For 140$ you get two dives with very professional Ecuadorian dive guides that speak perfect English, are very experienced and take care of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

OK, know upfront, if you don't already, that every tour operator charges the same price, which includes your day pass into Machalilla National Park, of which Isla De La Plata is part. Explora Mar owns the boats and hires the guides, but the guides are, I think, employed and trained by the Ecuadorian Park Service. Explora Mar ran a tight... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went with Exploramar to do a two tank dive at Isla de la Plata. We first had our doubts because the group we were diving with were still doing their open water course. However we our doubts were unnecissary. The first dive the two of us went with the dive instructor to go to a more advanced dive site... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

i did my open water course and aa couple of extra dive. describing it with amazing is not enough. diving is something special and thanks to this shop and staff i had a wonderful experience. they're are professional and knowledgeble, and they are with no doubts the best going to La Plata island for diving. we went to salango island... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Since I began the adventure of diving with Eploramar, I met a team that cares about my experience and my security, that gave me advice every time I nedded and that tried to make me feel secure about what I was doing. I am very thankful to the exploramar team for the greates diving experience of my life!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Actually really disappointed - after not being able to dive after being ill, the money I was credited from my second day I put towards a full day Isla de la Plata tour as it was our last day in Puerto Lopez and my only chance to get there if I wasn't diving, I was told yes there was availability... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Great shop with great staff. Finished my open water certification at Isla de la Plata with them. Fair price, and an awesome day. Saw a lot of sea life even though I was doing my tests. All of their staff knows what they're doing and what the PADI guidelines are. Would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for day dives.

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