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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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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank DenisN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We organised our full land and dive tour with Academy Bay and would generally recommend them. Everything was organised and made easy from start to finish. The hotel was also very good, as was the tour price (for the Galapagos). The land tours were booked...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very Professional company done 3 days diving with them, All the guide were amazing and very knowledgeable

1  Thank Stewypats
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our experience with these guys! Each one of our dive days was throughly explained and the boat crew was super helpful and nice. Like anything, some days we got unlucky and saw nothing interesting, and others we got extremely lucky and saw an...More

1  Thank Maria L
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience diving the famous Gordon rocks! Dive master George did a great job planning the dives - we saw everything and more! I felt I was in good hands with these guys! Two days ago I went with a different company...More

Thank Anmcanmc
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

A weeks worth of diving with academy bay added so many memories to my dive log. Hammerhead and Galapagos Sharks, Mola Mola , sea lions and much more. One day I was be back to the Galapagos and certainly book back in

Thank Darren B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

My experience with Academy Bay started a few months before my visit. I emailed back and forth with them to get a good idea of which sites they recommended, conditions to be expected etc.... I'm a relatively new diver (45+ dives). I was planning to...More

1  Thank soonerwatch
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I am an experienced dive leader, who has dived worldwide. Academy Bay is a professional outfit which I would recommend for several reasons. It is well organised. The equipment is actually good quality equipment, even though the BCDs have a weathered look, which is not...More

1  Thank Alec D
Reviewed August 17, 2018

My husband and I went diving in North Seymour and Mosquera last week with Academy Bay and highly recommend this dive shop. After asking around for schedules and pricing of more than eight dive shops in Puerto Ayora, we decided to go with Academy Bay...More

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November 12, 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
March 25, 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