Total responsiveness and professionalism from Alice in the office. She took care of booking my dives, arranging equipment, and booked my hotel. While in Puerto Ayora she continued the high level of service and attentiveness.
The boat is adequate, but the professional staff is outstanding. They make the smaller size boat work with ease, and are very organized. All dive briefings were done on a greaseboard detailing out the currents, rocks, formations, potential hazards, etc. Also included warnings for water temperature(sometimes very cold(below 20 degrees Celsius)). Dive guides paid attention to divers ensuring not only safety, but pointed out all "activity" possible including white tip, hammerhead, galapagos sharks, turtles, sea lions, eels, all varieties of rays(including king manta), and a pilot whale with calf sighting from the boat. The food on the boat was adequate, and should not deter one from going with this group.
I only used their 5mm wetsuit, but others used their rental BCDs and regs which we top quality.
We did Floreana, Gordon Rocks(fav), Daphne, and Mosquera over 3 days.
I dived with another center in town and they weren't 60% as good as Academy Bay in any area.
I highly recommend Academy Bay for your scuba diving in Puerto Ayora
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