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Scuba Iguana

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Address: Charles Darwin Ave, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Super staff who are ready to make your dives a great experience. The boat crew and dive leaders have an efficient system down for organizing the daily dives. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Lima Region, Peru
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Lima Region, Peru
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74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Super staff who are ready to make your dives a great experience. The boat crew and dive leaders have an efficient system down for organizing the daily dives. The staff was attentive to the level and experience of the divers in the group, planning out the dives accordingly. The meals/snacks provided are perfect. I have a dietary restriction (Celiac) that... More 

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Lima, Peru
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I had not been SCUBA diving in over 30 years but thought why not try again! My friend was an experienced diver and our travel agent suggested SCUBA Iguana. Our dive guide Jimmy was with us for 2 days and Quike was with us the third. Jimmy was patient and helped me remember all my diving techniques. The crew at... More 

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New York
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Generally, the experience with Scuba Iguana was not great and I'm surprised by all the very high reviews. The dive guides (specifically Paulo and Sebastian) and boat crew (Danny) are all awesome and hard working and made the trips fun and enjoyable - however, the shop itself doesn't seem to have their act together. Plus, I agree with a recent... More 

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Jack N, Owner at Scuba Iguana, responded to this review

Adanag began the reservation process in early November, communicating with our online sales person Claudia. Claudia sent the pertinent info as Adanag changed the tour plan several times. They finally settled on an adventure package including diving, kayaking, bicycling, and a gamefishing and snorkel boat trip. Scuba Iguana operates scuba diving. All the rest must be subcontracted. Their final voucher... More 

Cassino, Italy
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I had two days dive with scuba iguana! I didn't have time to look around for prices but i'm sure it is one of the most expensive dive center in puerto ayora! i think the journeys were too expensive for what is the service! The boat is nothing luxury, the food for lunch is good but not choice, you have... More 

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Jack N, Owner at Scuba Iguana, responded to this review

Freddyone came to us as a beginning diver with 6 previous dives. We had an Instructor Guide for each group of 4 divers, plus another Instructor Guide privately contracted by 2 divers. Our website and brochures and the boat at the dock outside the dive shop don't offer luxury, which is not after all to be expected within the technical... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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178 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a relatively small dive shop, but it is considered by many locals to be the best dive operation on the island. I was traveling for a week on a National Geographic boat in the Galapagos Islands, and was looking to arrange a dive at Gordon Rocks. Claudia was responsive and helpful in all my e-mails before-hand, and when... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Guide were very professional, they helped everyone put on the equipment, everyone get off and back on the boat, making life very easy for every one on board. My dive guide also took photos of me with the sharks without me even asking for them. So grateful. :) :) What an experience !!

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Basel, Switzerland
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114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went on 4 dives with Scuba Iguana, I saw amazing things as was to be expected. The ride is as comfortable as you could hope for, the equipment is in good quality, the guides were experienced and put good briefing and safety first. I would strongly recommend this dive shop.

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Volente, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

They are like the Walmart for scuba tours I'm Puerto Ayoro. They go to all day trip sites and have all the gear for rent and plenty of guides. Book in advance or as soon as you get on the island. Their trips fill up fast and you'll want to see all the dive sites that you've read about.

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Thank elijah k
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had two great dives with Scuba Iguana and can totally recommend their service. Good equipment, friendly stuff, everybody speaks good english and confortable boat.

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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

In fact we did not dive with Scuba Iguana, but researched diving in Puerto Ayora carefully and chose another operator on grounds of value. We wanted to do a couple of days diving in the Galapagos between other elements of our holiday in mainland Ecuador and a 7 night naturalist cruise in the islands. Because of the sometimes challenging diving... More 

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