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What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands?

What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination for nature lovers across the globe. Since the HMS Beagle’s arrival on the islands in 1835 and the subsequent publication of a young Charles Darwin’s reflections on the animals found there, the Galapagos have captured people’s imaginations. But as […]

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What is the cost of a trip to the Galapagos?

What is the cost of a trip to the Galapagos? Ready to plan your next vacation but wondering how much a trip to the Galapagos will cost you? As local experts, Academy Bay Diving will give you the full price breakdown for a trip to the Galapagos, from take-off to landing and everything in between. […]

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What are the best places to visit in Ecuador?

What are the best places to visit in Ecuador? Looking for the best places to visit in Ecuador? As local travel experts living and working in the Galapagos, we can certainly advise visitors on where to go and what not to miss. What Ecuador lacks in size, it more than makes up for with a […]

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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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What is the best way to visit the Galapagos islands?

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.

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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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