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The volcanic mountains and rocky coastline of the Galápagos Islands.

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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Is Ecuador a Beautiful Country?

We’re often asked at Academy Bay Diving whether Ecuador makes for a great holiday destination. It is, after all, generally the first stop on any traveler’s visit to the Galapagos Islands.  Ecuador is home to the Andes mountain range, abundant wildlife such as monkeys and sloths, and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth: […]

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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?

Chances are 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 find out 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 […]

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