Learn about what makes the Galapagos Islands so rich in wildlife.
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 Galapagos diving holidays 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.
Our Galapagos Islands dive options include packages ranging from 2-14 days. Explore the options that are as diverse as the wildlife and islands themselves!
Any month of the year! You can see the marine life here all year round, you just need to decide how warm you like your water!
We have many favourite dives sites around the islands each with an amazing array of marine life.
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 to play 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 Mola 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.
They 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!
Santiago and Oscar are great dive instructors. They are very thorough and make you feel comfortable diving. They care about you having a great dive experience. It is a full… read more
November 11, 2022
I spent 7 days diving with Academy Bay during my most recent trip to the Galapagos and I’ll definitely be diving with them again in the future. Their pricing is… read more
The guides are great, especially Oscar and Santiago who were the guides for the majority of my dives. Both are incredibly knowledgeable and do a great job at calming nervous divers. They’re both more than willing to answer any questions you may have in between dives and their joyful energy is infectious.
All gear we used was in great condition (I’m pretty sure my wetsuit was brand new). They also typically have extra vests and hoods on board in case you get cold easily, which is a huge plus!
If you plan on diving in the Galapagos, I would definitely recommend going with Academy Bay!
October 30, 2022
They were the best that I have been with. They take care of everything! I had trouble equalizing my ears and on of the staff stayed with me… read more
October 20, 2022
Explore where volcanoes rise from the depths
To many, the Galapagos Islands are a far-off, mythical place. An archipelago where giant tortoises roam wild and sea lions playfully nip marine iguanas as they dive for their lunch. It’s a mysterious place 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… Learn more about our home in the Galapagos Islands
We go to the best dive sites in the Galapagos. Check our dive sites page.
Learn to scuba dive in one of the world’s most extraordinary locations!