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Address: Avenida Charles Darwin | Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Great place to get your diving certification!

I booked my stay at the Red Mangrove Diver's Lodge over the Internet and wasn't sure what to expect, I'd read some reviews that suggested it was worth paying the $300 a night to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Jeff D
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

+ Jorge was a friendly divemaster Transfers included Lunch included Good dive sites Spotted many sharks, including a hammerhead - Process could be streamlined (we picking up equipment before clients, clients trying on gear the night before) Some problems with equipment (masks poorly fitting, broken bite guard in regulator Strong currents For 1 dive trip we had to share the... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Red mangrove diver took us in a nice sized dive boat. About 8 of us went. We did three dives. There is so much to see diving and snorkelling in the area. Really the snorkelling was almost better. I snorkelled different part of the area and saw more than when I dove. The is an abundance of fish, sharks and... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This must be the best dive center in Galapagos, with a 20ft deep training pool and on site hyperbaric chamber it is very impressive. Great dive tours to all the hot spots around Santa Cruz and Isabella

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Thank Chayes5150
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. We did 6 dives with Red Mangrove - our guide Richard was with us for every dive which was fantastic as he was BRILLIANT as a guide and diver. He always looked after us and pointed things out on the dive. Diving with Richard was always a stress-free, calm and fantastic experience! The dive boats were fun... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 60th birthdays, booked thru SA Expeditions and coordinated with Red Mangrove, on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands. From the beginning to the end, we had a great experience with Richard (our naturalist guide), Jimmy (our coordinator), and the staff at Red Mangrove on both Islands. They even arrange for us to miss the Wolf... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I booked my stay at the Red Mangrove Diver's Lodge over the Internet and wasn't sure what to expect, I'd read some reviews that suggested it was worth paying the $300 a night to stay at the Red Mangrove Hotel. I opted for the lodge for around $100 a night for accommodation only, If you also choose this option be... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Ecuador. Our first week was spent in the Galapagos at the Red Mangrove Diver's Lodge. We had a short walk to the main Adventura Lodge for meals but it as well worth it! The manager, Elizabeth Mori was very welcoming and tended to all our needs. All the facilities were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife and I walked into Red Mangrove Dive Center and and hour later walked out as students for Open Water and Advanced Open Water training. The facilities are very new and very well maintained. The staff is very professional and went overboard at every occasion to make us feel at home. Dr. Carola Amoroso went above and beyond to... More 

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Thank Bartalemeo
Labuan, Labuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

great experience!!!!, freddy the dive master is very experience and a great guy to hang out with. The facilities and the equipment are all very well maintain. The dives spots are breathtaking !!!!!!

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Thank karthinathan
Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As I was cruising aboard the Celebrity Xpedition I was limited to only one possible day of scuba diving in the Galapagos. As one might imagine, I was very excited for this once in a lifetime (but hopefully not) experience. I made my reservation with Red Mangrove 2 weeks before my expedition. Elizabeth at the dive center was prompt to... More 

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