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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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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – August in review

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.

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – July in review

July was a fantastic month for us at Academy Bay Diving, and a very exciting one for any lover of the ocean and meeting inspiring women. We received a special visit from a Sea Shepherd powerhouse, Captain Wyanda Lublink. We were lucky to dive with our new friend, chat with her and hear some amazing tales of dramatic ship takeovers and the incredible work of Sea Shepherd.

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – June in review

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!

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – May in review

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.

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – April in review

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.

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Foodies, it’s time to taste local

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.

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Diving in the Galapagos Islands – March in review

March was quite the month for us here at Academy Bay Diving! We’ve seen some amazing Galapagos marine life, helped the Galapagos National Park with a subtidal clean up and tourism is returning to the Islands! Plus, we received some controversial news. Here’s our month in review…

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New divers and the GoPro, a bad combination

Taking pictures and videos underwater is a passion for many divers, and getting ‘that’ photo can be a bit of an obsession. With the introduction of the GoPro we have seen a huge increase in the number of divers…

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