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Academy Bay Dive Center

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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-4164
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highly professional

My husband and me were at Galapagos in the beginning of November and we booked the dives few months... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We booked a snorkeling tour around Santa Fe. It was our last day at the Galapagos and turned out to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lisa w
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-4164
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and me were at Galapagos in the beginning of November and we booked the dives few months ago. In between we had many question and we got all the answers promptly. I was not diving but my husband was more than satisfied, no...More

Thank melinda12013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a snorkeling tour around Santa Fe. It was our last day at the Galapagos and turned out to be one of the higlights at our trip. We saw a lot of animals and the staff was really competent and friendly. We would definetly...More

Thank lisa w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys for the diving experience! My partner and I were there for a few days of diving and we were not disappointed. We had a great time. Thank you.

Thank KC L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Obviously, Academy's reviews are outstanding, which is one of the reasons I choose them for 6 days of diving. I have over 1700 dives, so I wanted to experience the best dive sights available. Academy has an excellent and FAST boat which reaches all the...More

Thank JJJRS5
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I spent three amazing days diving with this Dive center. They were amazing. The boat is great. The food for lunch they provide is the best I have ever had. They Dive Masters, Instructors and staff are all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They have...More

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The most professional dive operator I have ever been with, really slick operation and VERY safe. Would dive with them again.

Thank riofan
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a great time diving with these guys. The service was AMAZING. Great guides, the gear was really good and they were super organised. And the diving was incredible! Getting all the photos and videos for free after the dive was...More

Thank madeleinerh
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Only got the 1 day to dive & chose Academy Bay because of the response that I got from the emails that I sent before arriving in the Galapagos. The shop is well run with no question or issue that can not be handled. Arrived...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Everything is so well organized that you just feel yourself as a part of the big friendly family. You can't predict the ocean' conditions but you can be absolutely sure about on-board climat

Thank Sergio A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My dive buddy and I both have over 2000 dives each, and I have dived in multiple locations and all types of conditions. I wasn't prepared for how cold it was going to be in September so I'm glad I took my 8mm semidry along...More

Thank Nick B
divingalapagos, Front Office Manager at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hello Nick, thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed diving with us. We hope to see you again in Galapagos. Take care and best Regards

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13 November 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
25 March 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