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Dive Center Silberstein

Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: (+593 5) 2526277
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Dive with us into the spectacular and fascinating underwater world of the Galapagos Islands, one of the last natural paradises on earth. Discover nature at its purest and most original form, while following the footsteps of Darwin. See what is seen only in dreams...Each and every dive site around the islands ranks among the best and most impressive destinations in the world. Diving with pelagic fish and large sea creatures gives divers one of the most spectacular experiences possible. Encounters with different species of sharks, mantas, rays, whale sharks, marine turtles and sea lions are typically seen on most dives. With some luck, dolphins, marine iguanas and penguins can also be seen underwater!To give guests from around the world the opportunity to dive in this "natural aquarium", Hotel Silberstein in Puerto Ayora opened this Dive Center in February 2006.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have dived all over the world with a vast variety of guides and dive centers. However Alex and the rest of the Silberstein crew stand out. It is not a luxury center, but their passion for diving, their knowledge of the area and their ability to tailor the dives to maximize each divers ability stands out. If you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Professional people who are responsible and skilled! And some really cool dives! i enjoyed it a lot! But if you see the animals or like the sites has in the end nothing to do with the instructors. What the instructors are supposed to do (in my oppinion) is help localise the animals (which the did perfectly) and help out to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I had three wounderfull days of diving with Alex and the crew. It was an amazing experience and saw a lot of beautiful under water life with sharks, rays, turtles, sealions and small colorful fish. The best dive I had was at North Seymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a dive in mosquera and symor, had a realy fun dive! Realy good quality of equipment, good guides (3 guides on 6 divers) very experienced.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dived a 1 day 2 tank dive at North Seymour and Mosquera costing $160 per person. I had already dived the 2 previous days with Academy Bay. My girlfriend sat out the second day, where we had been to North Seymour and seen schools of hammerheads, so she was keen to try a spot for sharks but not so keen... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I had booked my trip via happy gringo, who sent me to Silberstein, who sent me to two other dive companies. Happy Gringo and the other two dive companies (iguana and acadamy bay) were all amazing and a joy to dive with. However the service from Alex at Silberstein was terrible. When I returned with a question the first night... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very friendly welcome by Alex. We pre booked two days of diving. No extra paperwork or anything, everything was in order when we arrived. Max of ten divers on the boat and two guides. The guides are very professional and adequate. They gave good briefings and a good safety briefing. The diving was awesome. Hammerheads, eagle ray, sting ray, schools... More

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Silberstein-Crew and the dive-master Alex are perfect teachers for beginners. Went there, learned diving, loved it. The boat, the equipment and the supplies are really good. Typical for Ecuadorians they are joking around most of the time, but when it comes to diving they are nothing but professional - I felt really safe and could enjoy the white-tip sharks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Me and my mom both visited galapagos in order to dive, my mom was very nervous due to the fact that she had not dived in 3 years . I went to get certified. Alex and Ronie, gave us an amazing experience, and a very professional and familiar guidance, we had a lot of fun, with the whole crew and... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was nervous at first, having not dived in 2 years, but Alex´s calm and fun demeanor quickly put me at ease. Both him and Ronnie are experienced divers, and were both great guides, particularly with the new divers. In two dives we saw a white tipped reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, sea snakes, tonnes of fish and the... More

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