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Address: Av. Charles Darwin y Piqueros, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 5-252-6277
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Description: Dive with us into the spectacular and fascinating underwater world of the...
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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we dived at daphne minor and mosquera with the dive center silberstein it was a very good day. only 3 diver, the guide and the captain on the boat we had plenty of space the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Felix Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

we dived at daphne minor and mosquera with the dive center silberstein it was a very good day. only 3 diver, the guide and the captain on the boat we had plenty of space the guide did his job and all the staff was very friendly. after the two dives we returned to the dive center and had lunch in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

during our two weeks on the Galapagos we did 7 scuba diving day tours. we went to seymore and dafne with Silberstein. Very friendly and professional welcome. equipment is organised stored and well kept. because we were only my friend me and another person on the tour it felt very private and we had the whole boat and guide for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The diving was fine but the operation of the shop is spotty. Maybe we were asking too much of a small place, but for the money we expected more. The shop was never open. We always had to go over to the hotel and hunt someone down. We had some trouble finding the right fitting gear and surprised they did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was our last dive on our around the world trip and it was one of the best we ever had. One reason is the big school of hammerheads we could enjoy twice, the other was our diving guide Alex. We met him the day before the dive to organize all and had time to try on our equipment and... More 

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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

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

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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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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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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