PADI - Open Water and Advanced Course - CUSTOM

      Galapagos Islands

      73 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999
      PADI - Open Water and Advanced Course - CUSTOM
      Galapagos Islands

      73 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999

      About this trip

      PADI - Open water

      The OWC is the first of the open water dive courses designed to give you, the inexperienced person the skills and knowledge you need to start a hobby and passion under the water.

      The course runs for 3 days and covers theory, skills and fun diving, to end with an international scuba diving certificate you can use anywhere around the world to a depth of 18 meters.

      Theory with PADI e-learning, to be completed before arrival to Galapagos

      Day 1 - pool session approx 3 hours

      Day 2 - 2 dives in Open water (7am - 3pm)

      Day 3 - 2 dives in Open water (7am - 3pm)


      2 day course - PADI Advanced Course

      Day 1 - 3 open water dives
      Day 2 - 2 open water dives

      Online theory

      Required dives: Deep dive, Navigation Dive
      Optional dives recommend for Galapagos: Multi Level, Drift Dive, Buoyancy, Boat dive, Photography

      What’s included

      • Equipment
        all dive equipment
      • Theory
        PADI e-learning
      • 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

      Open water course - PADI
      Deposit: $210
      Advanced Course - PADI
      Deposit: $200

      Your Organizer

      Academy Bay Diving
      73 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.


      From start to finish this was a great trip. Was picked up at hotel and taken to boat where we began our journey. We traveled by boat and saw birds and small islands w explanations from naturalist. Many opportunities to see marine wildlife. Arrived on Bartoleme and did a short hike to a scenic visit and snorkel. Great food and service!
      By Catherine C for Land & Snorkel Tours - varios 2023 on Dec 09, 2023
      Academy Bay Diving were incredibly helpful from the planning of our trip to suit our interests, all the way to our departure. We had an amazing time in the Galapagos and hope to return as soon as we can!
      By Danielle B for Born to Dive - Custom on Dec 01, 2023
      Fabulous day- super professional crew. Did a great job of balancing newer divers and the more experienced. Would totally dive with them again!
      By Jana J for Daily Dive Tours on Nov 12, 2023
      Absolutely amazing trip! Basically ruined diving for me due to the incredible experiences diving with sea lions, and so many sharks. The dive instructor and lead was great, focus on safety, really accommodating.
      By Catherine S for Daily Dive Tours on Nov 03, 2023
      This was a nice snorkel trip. I found our guide treated us as if we were not supposed to be on the trip. Serious ageism. For that reason it was not very enjoyable. We are only 50 but the rest of the group was younger. He insisted I wear a life jacket when I am a very good swimmer but didn’t make anyone else wear one. The price was very expensive compared to others we talked to for the same trip
      By Jill C for Snorkel tour - Pinzon 2023 on Oct 25, 2023
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      acabamos de regresar de Galápagos conde realizamos seis increíbles días de buceos... por lejos los mejores en 20 años. Tanto por los hermosos lugares y fauna de la isla y alrededores, por sus equipos de primera calidad y sobre todo por sus guías y todo el personal del centro. Es increíble como aman su isla y como transmiten todo lo que saben de su fauna e historia. gracias Alex, Jimmy y Santiago
      By sergio d on 02 Apr, 2023

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