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The Best Dive Sites in the Galapagos

Join us discovering the best dive sites Galapagos has to offer. Ask Academy Bay Diving to organise your once in a lifetime dive trip to the Galapagos Islands. We won’t let you miss a thing!

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A whale shark and tropical fish, in deep blue sea. Photo: Domingo Trejo

The Incredible Marine Life of the Galápagos: What to Expect on Your Diving Adventure

If exploring an underwater utopia is top of your bucket list, there’s nowhere better to do it than the Galápagos Islands! Located deep in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, this ancient archipelago is home to nearly 3,000 species of marine life, and is one of the world’s foremost diving destinations. Whether you want to […]

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Bright yellow iguana takes in the sun sat upon some rocks

Can Wildlife Tourism Ever Be Ethical?

Greetings from Academy Bay Diving, your gateway to the enchanted Galapagos Islands. Picture yourself standing by the sea, the turquoise waters teem with vibrant sea creatures while friendly sea lions and prehistoric-looking iguanas bask in the sun nearby. This is not a fantasy but the remarkable reality of the Galapagos Islands — a place where […]

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Volcanic mountains, green trees, blue sea and a sandy bay. Photo: pen_ash

Galápagos Wildlife: Land Creatures You’ll Encounter on Your Trip

When you imagine the Galápagos Islands, what do you see? Chances are, you’ll picture endless stretches of sun-kissed sands, idyllic islands, and an underwater utopia full of mysterious marine life. And while you’ll certainly find all of these in the Galápagos, you might be surprised to hear that many wonderful land creatures also dwell upon […]

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Brown rock formations in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Galápagos Islands

What’s So Special About the Galápagos Islands?

Just 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are famous for their giant tortoises, blue-footed birds, and sublime sandy beaches. And while they certainly have all of these in abundance, there’s a lot more to this tropical paradise than meets the eye. From fascinating flora, to a curious climate, and contributing to […]

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A Galápagos Bullhead Shark swimming on the sea bed.

Academy Bay Guide to the Galápagos Bullhead Shark

If getting up close and personal with wondrous wildlife is top of your bucket list, a visit to the Galápagos Islands is a must-do. Around 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador, in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, this volcanic archipelago is famed for providing the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s ‘Theory of Evolution’. And, as […]

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Are the Galapagos Islands Inhabited?

Four of the Galapagos Archipelago’s thirteen major islands are inhabited by people. This means that 97% of the Galapagos Islands’ land mass is unpopulated and maintained as a national park. The remoteness of the islands and their international fame for being home to magnificent animals means that the archipelago’s 30,000 human residents are often overlooked. […]

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Best places to explore in, or near, the Galapagos

Don’t worry about your Free afternoons and free days. Visiting all of these amazing sites will keep you busy.

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Why Are the Galápagos Islands so Important?

When you think of the Galápagos Islands, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and giant tortoises will come to mind. But why? Let’s go a little deeper to discover why this Ecuadorian paradise is an important tropical haven.  The Galápagos archipelago is a unique center of breathtaking beauty and unusual creatures. Its verdant islands are home to […]

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Oil, it’s a necessity

Oil is necessary, but not the plastic containers it comes in.

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