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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!
I was afraid because I had just certified. These guys know what they are doing and they take care of you! I had an experience of a life time. Ronnie, our guide, pointed out things I would have completely missed, like sleeping sea turtles, and...More
Having never scuba dived and having only snorkelled once years ago, I was a bit anxious. Jorge was our instructor and he was amazing. He totally put me at ease. The trip was well organized. We got in the water in 2 different areas with...More
I did 3 days in a row of 2-tank dives with academy bay. I’ve been on my 66th dive or so and the rental equipment was well maintained. The staff also was accommodating with the lunch of the boat with my many food allergies which...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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