Let us help you choose 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!
This was my first trip to Galapagos and as an Ocean enthusiast, of course I was absolutely thrilled to be diving. On top of that, I was taking my… read more
Before my arrival, Alice from the dive shop was responsive and helpful with all my questions, and getting all the online paperwork done. I took my daughter to their shop for a fitting the day before the dive, and everything went smoothly, taking less than 10 minutes.
On the day of the dive, we were cared for by dive instructors who spoke fluent English. Oscar was not only thorough with all the pre-dive briefing, but he was patient and encouraging with my daughter’s first dive.
As for my dive instructor, Byron, who was taking the group of certified divers out, he was equally professional and clear.
There is no better dive than ones who cared for our experience as much as our safety.
Thank you Academy Bay Team
We did 5 trips with Academy Bay Diving (10 dives) and all were excellent! Good gear which included a dive computer which is really nice. Alison was super helpful in… read more
Great time and diving experiences with Academy Bay Diving who was nicely reactive to our desire to dive promptly in the great waters of galapagos, and specifically Oscar who took… 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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