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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 Well Organised!

We had the pleasure of diving a number of times with this company while we were on holidays on... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
John and Barb F
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Brisbane, Australia
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Best dive company in Galapagos - Go diving with them !!!

I was diving 3 days with Academy Bay Dive Center and it was just great!!! Equipment is brand new... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Linkowsk
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Av Charles Darwin | Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Linkowsk
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I just returned from diving and other tours all over the Galapagos Islands. Over a few months prior to going, I worked with them to set up diving, and other island tours. They also set up transfers from and back to the aiport, and also...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Worst diving experience of my life with this company! My husband and I dived with hopes to see hammerhead sharks, instead what we got was a shock at the lax safety procedures. First off the more experienced divers went in we had been chatting to...More

Thank zoebramwell
divingalapagos, Owner at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry but I do not remember if we spoke with you in the office after your dive tour, as it was 7 months ago. We are sorry that the dive did not live up to your expectations, but...More

Reviewed 24 January 2017

My wife and I were fortunate enough to work with Grace, who kept Academy Bay open for us to book a last minute boat trip. She tailored the trip to our needs, and called the right people to make it happen. The next morning, Grace...More

Thank transm0grificati0n
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic diving company: safe, good equipment, the only thing you have to do is a backroll and enjoy! Very experienced guides who know exactly where to find the big stuff (schools of hammerheads). As "service" they also give you all the pictures and video's of...More

Thank Catharina B
divingalapagos, Owner at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you back here one day!

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Feom the guy helping out to get you an adjusted wetsuit to the boat crew and the dive guides are really all amazing, cheerful, professional and you will feel safe with them (would be nice if the 2 office ladies could be more cheerful with...More

Thank Joelle L
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Only had time for one day of diving and chose this company after talking to locals and tourists who had been diving. I've dived over 150 times in 6 countries and have never had such a thorough and professional pre-dive checks and briefing. Also, diving...More

Thank Scott L
divingalapagos, Owner at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your kind comments.

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We did a few day trips with academy bay and we had fantastic dives. (We saw a huge range of wildlife!) The crew is very friendly, work very professionally and we felt ourselves to be in very good hands. So we'd like to say a...More

Thank nikewien
divingalapagos, Owner at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Ha ha, thank you! I think Niño Lobo will take a little break from boats until the next school holidays!

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Initially skeptical since they were quite a bit cheaper than other companies, they proved not to be lacking in any area. The boat, food and gear were all exceptional. The great crew did everything so all you had to worry about was enjoying the experience.

Thank Natoosh23
divingalapagos, Owner at Academy Bay Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you!

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BrandyAlexander
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.
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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
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