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Academy Bay Dive Center

#3 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Ayora Features Animals
Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-4164
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Remi T
what a serious diving center!

academy bay dive center is so freakin serious and professional with diving, you just book your dive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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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...More

Thank Remi T
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Enjoy611
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.

Thank Annabel R
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...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Mike-OWaterloo
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....More

Thank Stian1981
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Fam B
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...More

Thank John and Barb F
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...More

Thank Linkowsk
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Hi, just saw your review of this company. I have had trouble getting them to respond to my emails and have paid a deposit to them with no confirmation. How did you communicate with them? My trip isn't until January but it seems irresponsible not to reply to several emails and I''m concerned since the paypal payment is called a donation. Thanks.
12 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
hi we would like information about your tours we want a course for 2 adults and 3 kids. mi cel phone 0999234277. tks!!
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
Daniel H
Hola , voy con mi hijo en octubre , ambos padi advanced , quisiera saber valor en dólares por cada excursión ( 2 inmers.) y si incluye equipamiento completo , etc. Gracias
6 September 2016|
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