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Academy Bay Dive Center

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Address: Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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+593 5-252-4164
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Our Dive center is located right across the road from the Navy base and the...

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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friendly, professional and fun

Context: I was a 29 yo solo traveler. I booked the Shark Encounters package. It saved time of online research and planning. Good balance between diving and exploring the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Context: I was a 29 yo solo traveler. I booked the Shark Encounters package. It saved time of online research and planning. Good balance between diving and exploring the islands. The low end accommodation option was great location wise, and confortable enough! Alice and her team were very helpful and friendly. Dive master Oscar was great: fun and professional, really... More 

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Thank Remi T
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

academy bay dive center is so freakin serious and professional with diving, you just book your dive and you feel like your surrounded from professionals from the first second on the boat. the briefing is about 1hour and they tell you all the things you have to know one more time. so even if you haven't been diving for a... More 

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Thank Enjoy611
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Enjoyed my day trip diving Floreana with Academy Bay Dive Centre - great level of attention, high quality boat and liked that photos and video were included in the dive.

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Thank Annabel R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

17 December, 2016, Gordon Rocks, Santa Cruz My first ever dive was with Oscar, professional diver at Academy Bay Dive Center. Everything was well-organised: from breakfast to snacks in between dives, and from the pictures/videos taken to having all equipment ready for take-off. We were with a small group of five, including me. Since being the only person that didn't... More 

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Thank Linda E
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This dive shop has its own boat (most do not) and keep it on great shape. Plenty of room for 10 divers although they seem to cap it at 8. Excellent organization and dive masters are well experienced. Safe and sane diving. Although the sea conditions weren't great, so visibility was limited, the dive masters made sure we saw what... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Excellent dive with Academy Bay to Mosquera and N. Seymour. This is a professional operation, well organized with briefings and serious about safety. We were a small group: 5 divers and two guides, who were both excellent. I had trouble with my (own) mask leaking towards the end of the second dive, and so in the end I had to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went diving with Academy Bay Dive Center 2.3.2017 to Gordon Rocks and to Mosqera and North Seymour 4.3.2017. First of all I have to say that the diving at Galapagos was great! The Dive company was very helpful to organize our dives in advance. Their office is close to the harbour and easy to spot on arrival to the... More 

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Thank Stian1981
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Dove 8 days with this company and every time was well organized with safety priority number one with detailed briefing before diving. The guys onboard was so nice, helpful and skilled, as were the people who worked in the shop. Snacks, fruit and crisps was served between the two dives, and after the second a lunchbox was given out, vegetarian... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of diving a number of times with this company while we were on holidays on Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands. We received 5 star service from start to finish! The dive boat looked fairly new and is in excellent condition with a very experienced captain. The crew and dive masters are extremely professional and knowledgeable... More 

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Thank John and Barb F
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was diving 3 days with Academy Bay Dive Center and it was just great!!! Equipment is brand new, boat super fast and clean, really experienced instructors - Oscar and Byron are both amazing, you will feel super save diving with them. Food and snacks are good and fresh, after the dives they give you straight away a glass of... More 

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