Still on a high from our visit by Sea Shepherd Captain, Wyanda Lublink in July we were excited to have yet another special visit in August from Carlos and Allison Estape. The couple are underwater photographers, educators, naturalists and citizen scientists. So, as you can imagine, they came with a wealth of knowledge that we were more than happy to listen to.
At Academy Bay diving we get many enquiries about what can be expected from scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands. The wildlife is rarely doubted due to the plethora we have here but what are the water conditions, are there currents and, how warm, or not, is the water?
The animal encounters and diverse scenery of the islands are a nature photographer’s dream. Stay on the trails, keep the recommended distance and follow your guide for some amazing photo opportunities. For those who want to make the most of the chance to capture photographs of the animals, some tips may help.
The oceans are calling you! It is so great to see the Galapagos coming back to life and last month we had our busiest month since the beginning of the pandemic!
Scuba diving in the Galapagos is a bucket list item for my divers. With an abundance of marine life, beauty both above and below the water, the largest biomass of sharks in the world, an offering of drift dives, deep dives and reef dives, it is easy to understand why! But what exactly does a day of scuba diving look like?
Things here are always interesting and May was no exception. Last month we saw a big change to the landscape, Leonardo DiCaprio stepped in and made an incredible contribution to the islands and a cheeky sea lion brought home an unexpected dinner.
With our new Diving, bites and escapades itinerary we offer our guests the chance to experience the Galapagos culture and community and included in this exclusive package is a Ceviche cooking (and tasting!) class with the Galapagos Chefs.
Another month has passed and we are happy to report of some amazing diving as we continue to enjoy the warmer waters here, we certified new students and now have an even safer and healthier team.
Are you someone who likes to try local dishes when you’re away, or do you stick to what you know? Why not treat all of your senses when you visit the Galapagos islands by trying some Ecuadorian dishes.