Galapagos Diving & Bites

Galapagos Islands

13 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Galapagos Diving & Bites
Galapagos Islands

13 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

8 Days / 7 Nights - Starting day (arrival to Galapagos) is a SUNDAY

 Do you want to dive Galapagos or do you want to experience it all?


Do you want to dive Galapagos or do you want to experience it all?

We will immerse you in the amazing marine life, local culture and give you the best hands on experiences galapagos has to offer, as well as “literally” letting you  taste the islands themselves! Get off the beaten track during your Island hopping and meet the real Galapagueñas, discover new tastes and create friendships you will never forget.

During your 5 days of diving you will observe the legendary 

– schools of scalloped hammerheads

– the menacing black tipped reef sharks

– the local sea lions who always want to meet the newcomers

– the elusive galapagos sharks 

and even glide by the turtles cleaning stations and 

– float eye to eye with an eagle ray

What makes this dive package so different to the rest? Your tastebuds take over and you have a whole new experience! 

- Between visiting local coffee & cacao farms 

- Participating in the process at the micro brewery 

- Learning to cook ceviche and 

- sampling traditional Ecuadorian breakfasts (if you dare) 

your tastebuds will be just as happy and amazed as your eyes were by the diving!


We have 3 levels of hotel for you to choose. If you are backpacking, honeymooning or can’t stand the thought of a hostel and would like a little more comfort or would like to go all out and have the best, we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hostel – Single, Double or Dorm rooms, cooking facilities, breakfast not included.
  2. Tourist – Private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, air con, TV, WiFi, breakfast, swimming pool.
  3. Tourist Superior – Private rooms, hot water, WiFi, telephone, TV, air con, breakfast, swimming pool.

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Hotel in Santa Cruz with breakfast (7 nights)
  • Meals
    All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers
    All transfers in Galapagos
  • Equipment
    Snorkel equipment and dive equipment on all tours
  • Tours
    All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flights
    Flights unless organised with Academy Bay Diving
  • Entrance Fee
    National park entrance fee ($100 payable on arrival)
  • TCT Card
    Tourist card ($20 payable in airport in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Extra Meals
    Meals not stated in tour itinerary

Available Packages

Hostal - Single Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $468
Hostal - Double Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $468
Tourist - Single Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $526
Tourist - Double Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $495
Tourist Superior - Single Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $655
Tourist Superior - Double Room

(Price per person)

Deposit: $563


Day 1 - SUNDAY

 Transfer from Baltra airport to hotel with HIGHLAND TOUR – your guide will meet you at the airport and take you through the Highlands and finish in your hotel.

This visit consists of visiting 2 sites: El Chato with Lava tunnels and Los Gemelos.

Firstly a visit to Las Gemelos, the twin craters that are actually sink holes surrounded by Scalesia forest. Vermillion flycatchers and often seen here, as well as short eared owls on occasion if you look very carefully. 

The next stop is El Chato Tortoise Reserve & lava tunnels near Santa Rosa, approx 19km from Puerto Ayora. This is one of the only places where you can observe the ancient creatures up close in the wild. They look old, they smell old and they even sound old when they suck in their necks and heads and let out a hiss of air, like an old leather cushion. The reserve is also a great place to see the short eared owls, Darwin`s finches, yellow warblers and paint billed crakes. 

The walking path will begin with the lava tunnels which were formed by the solidifying of the outside skin of molten lava flow, then continues through the tortoise reserve.

Lunch will be served at the Tortoise reserve.

After you return to the current century you will be transported back to Puerto Ayora and your hotel. 

* If you are bringing dive gear with you please notify your guide that you would like to come to the dive center first to drop off your equipment. Otherwise, please check in at your hotel and come to the dive center to receive your briefing.

Your Organizer

Academy Bay Diving
13 reviews
Academy Bay Diving is a family owned and run business dedicated to providing our customers with an amazing and safe dive experience in the Wonderful Galapagos Marine Reserve.


It was a wonderful trip with a lot of new impressions. Therefore the long journey to Galapagos to the End of the World was really worth it. :-) Alice, you had the trip very well organised. Very good hotels, good tours and I had only to enjoy all. Muchas gracias, Alice.
By Claudia K for Discover Galapagos - 3 islands Custom on 19 Oct, 2021
We have wonderful time the guides and instructors were so helpful, equipment in great condition, great food and an amazing and unforgettable experience. Thank You for helping our dreams come through
By Mauro F for Daily Dive Tours - $186 on 01 Oct, 2021
Thank you Mauro! We are very glad you enjoyed your time diving with us!
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
Very bad instructor and agency was not mentioning anything about obvious difficult diving conditions. Absolutely not recommendable!
By Thomas D for Daily Dive Tours - $176 on 27 Sep, 2021
Thomas we are very sorry hear this. We wish you would have mentioned it while you were hear in Galapagos, obviously feedback is much easier to act upon when the events are fresh in our minds. North Seymour generally is not a difficult dive site, but maybe you dove a particularly rough day? I hope you enjoy your next diving experience.
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
My husband and I did two day tours with Academy Bay and we were very pleased. The communication was great with the staff at the shop, the dive guides were super helpful and nice, and the food was super too! We will definitely be using them again when we return to the Galapagos and highly recommend them to anyone else. Thanks!
By Christina H for Daily Dive Tours on 09 Sep, 2021
Thank you Christina! We hope to see you out here again one day.
By Academy Bay Diving on 01 Oct, 2021
Alice was fantastic. Professional and responsive. The crew and dive guides were excellent as well. Shoutout to Daniel and Paulo who were friendly, professional, and helpful! Would definitely dive with these awesome people again! Los llaves!
By Jennifer K for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Aug, 2021
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