Diving the Galapagos

Everything from day trips to liveaboards and courses

Let’s Go Diving

We offer several options for you to enjoy your diving in the Galapagos:

Daily Dive Tours

Daily Dive Tours
See more by taking one or more of our daily dive tours.

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Dive Packages

Dive Packages
See the amazing life of Galapagos below and above the water.

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Liveaboards

Liveaboards
Go there in comfort and style on 1 of 5 different liveaboards.

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Dive Courses

PADI Dive Courses
Learn to dive, expand your experience or help others

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Galapagos Dive Sites

Dive Sites
Read about our internationally acclaimed dive sites.

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Our Boat

The boat is a 12 meter custom built dive speed boat with twin 250hp engines. It took it’s maiden voyage in May 2017, making it the fastest and most modern dive boat in the Galapagos area. The boat has a private pump toilet as well as comfortable cushioned seats and plenty of room to relax in the sun between dives.

Dive Safety

Everyone knows diving has the potential to become a dangerous past time, but if you follow the rules and stay within your limits we believe diving is the best sport out there!

Academy Bay Diving and it’s crew put your safety as out utmost concern, even higher than catching that glimpse of the Hammerhead sharks, which is why our company has a ZERO dive accident record.

In the unlikely and unfortunate event of a dive accident or passenger emergency, all of our crew members, Instructors, Dive masters, sailors and Captain have received dive first aid training & emergency oxygen administration training.

We also have the added benefit of having a qualified Emergency Nurse with Hyperbaric medicine training on staff.

Hyperbaric Chambers in the Galapagos Islands

There are 2 Hyperbaric Chambers on the island of Santa Cruz in Galapagos. One is a private chamber than can be used by anyone with or without dive insurance (at a cost of course), and the other is a DAN run chamber which treats only dive injuries of those divers with DAN insurance (can be purchased over the internet before treatment in some cases).

Flying after diving

Flying after diving is a question we get asked at least once everyday. The recommendations from DAN Divers Alert Network, is to wait a minimum of 18 hours after doing a 2 tank dive session before flying. See their recommendations on their website.

Therefore, diving the day before you leave Galapagos with Academy Bay Diving is definitely possible as we leave early in the morning and finish our dives normally by 11.30 at the latest.

The flights that leave Galapagos start at 10am giving you at least 23 hours rest time.

Hyperbaric Chambers in the Galapagos Islands

There are 2 Hyperbaric Chambers on the island of Santa Cruz in Galapagos. One is a private chamber than can be used by anyone with or without dive insurance (at a cost of course), and the other is a DAN run chamber which treats only dive injuries of those divers with DAN insurance (can be purchased over the internet before treatment in some cases).

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