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Galapagos Tip Top Dive & Training

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Address: Tomas de Berlanga y Colonos, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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+593 5-252-4972
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 10:00
15:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Specializing in providing dive training in all levels. Galapagos' Top Dive...

Specializing in providing dive training in all levels. Galapagos' Top Dive Training offers private and semi-private PADI courses for people wishing to learn scuba diving while on vacation in the Galapagos Islands. Courses range from Open Water, the basic level of training up to Instructor including Trimix and Rebreathers. We offer all gases and full rebreather and technical diving support.

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Open Water Diver License

It's been our first experience of diving and it had been awesome!!! Thank you for this amazing time under and above water! We felt totally safe during the course and our diving... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Alexander S
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It's been our first experience of diving and it had been awesome!!! Thank you for this amazing time under and above water! We felt totally safe during the course and our diving instructor is probably one of the most lovely guys we met during our time in South America. He's just the best!! He even tried to learn some German... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I got my Advanced Open Water with Edu. He is very funny and responsible. The most important part in diving is keeping calm and relax, especially in Galapagos with strong currents and very cold water. Edu did very good job in explaining the skills and also bringing you calm and relax when diving. I loved his songs when he preparing... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Booked my course a couple months before leaving on my trip to South America. Communication with Jorge was both easy and pleasant, he responded to emails incredibly quickly. The actual course was very well organised and the dive briefing at the start of each day covering what skills I'd be practicing on each dive was very good. Eduardo the instructor... More 

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Thank Oliver R
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Did my Advanced Open Water Course with Tip Top Diving and had an amazing experience. Eduardo, my instructor, was great! Very calm and helpful during the dives and extremely friendly and well organized overall.

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Thank Jan P
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Highly recommended for first time and advanced divers! I had an amazing experience in my Open Water course. I was excited and nervous but I felt extremely comfortable and secure with my instructor. Excellent facilities, prepared and passionate instructor =)

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Thank nenariba
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had such a great experience with my instructor, Eduardo. He made me feel comfortable and at ease, welcomed questions, and took the time to explain all the dives before we headed out on the boat to the dive site. He also picked me up from where I was staying so I didn't even need to find the dive shop... More 

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Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I went 10 days to the Galapagos to get my open water diving license and my advanced open water with the Tip Top Diving School. There are not many words to describe what a wonderful experience I've had with them. 5 days diving into the water was great. Eduardo is a great instructor and taught me all the tricks. They... More 

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Thank Arno R
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had a great experience on my PADI Open Water Dive. I was really nervous and Eduardo helped me the whole way through. One of the very few companies where they only take a few people on each course so you feel that you are getting a proper tuition, Highly recommend it!

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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We went to tiptop because of the good reviews and the fact that they have a beginner program which we needed. The briefing was very good and all was explained well in detail. Eduardo really took time for this. Even though it was my first real dive and i was pretty anxious, Eduardo was patient and took time to practice... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Getting open water certified with Tip Top Diving was a great experience! Eduardo is very professional, and an overall awesome and fun dive instructor. They went above and beyond to work with my schedule while in the Galapagos in order for me to get enough dives in. Would definitely recommend!

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