Which Galapagos liveaboard is right for you.
In a rugged archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador you will find more than 200 species of animals above and below the water. Academy Bay Diving offers a range of dive trips and island tours from 1 day to 2 weeks designed so you can experience the unique landscapes and animals that make the Galapagos such a special place.
Galapagos diving courses, cruises, charters, dive sites, tours, liveaboards and day trips.
Diving with schools of hammerhead sharks is the reason many divers come to Galapagos. It is an awe inspiring experience and you would be unlikely not to see them.
Who doesn’t want top lay with these cheeky and curious creatures. Lucky for us they frequent all our dive sites.
The Galapagos sharks are shy, but when they do come out it is a truly unique experience.
If you are lucky enough to dive with the Molo Mola it is an experience you will never forget. They like the cold water, so you need to tough it out in the colder months to see them!
A school of spotted eagle rays is one of the most graceful spectacles you can see. They are just beautiful, and lucky for us, they can be seen in all of the dive sites.
When you look into the eye of a green sea turtle you just feel wisdom.
The are big, beautiful and wise and floating around every corner of the Galapagos.
The giant manta ray is a site to behold. With a wing span normally reaching 2-3 meters it dwarfs any diver it passes.
The whale shark is the dream of every diver. We don’t see them often on the daily dive tours, but don’t let the dream die, though it’s unlikely to see them, it is possible!
OK, there is a lot to say so lets get to it.
They were the dive shop that got back to me, asked the right questions and helped me… read more
I wanted to take advantage of the low tourist numbers to have a great time and see great animals underwater without the crowds. This may be bad for the shop but it was awesome for me.
The dive boat was well run. The guides were all professional (sometimes a little stuffy toward other instructors but it doesnt really matter). It is all about safety and providing a great experience and they did that for me for six days straight.
The dive sites? I cant even begin to describe all the stuff I saw. One dive? The pictures dont do it justice.
Just go to these guys…seriously. They will not steer you wrong. They are super friendly and they will show you the best the island has to offer.
I do not have my diving license. I was lucky enough to choose these guys to dive with – i got to do 1 dive and 1 snorkel – this… read more
I literally have nothing bad to say about academy bay! They are Very professional, and also Very kind! Alice is a wonferful person, Very helpful and warm! We had the… read more
Volcanoes rise from the depths
To many the Galapagos Islands are a far off mythical place where giant tortoises roam wild, where sea lions playfully nip marine iguanas as they dive for their lunch, where schools of hammerhead sharks cruise the ocean floors and rock reefs between thousands of fish, and where the skies are filled with majestic birds of many types… Find Out More
Our dive center is at Puerto Ayora just by Academy Bay on Santa Cruz Island.
We go to the best dive sites in the Galapagos. Check our dive sites page.
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