PADI - Open Water Course

Galapagos Islands

13 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 999
PADI - Open Water Course
Galapagos Islands

13 reviews

Duration: 3 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)

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

Choose this pricing level if you are booking the Open water complete with e-learning

The price is per person

Deposit: $200
Open water - NO e-learning
Deposit: $105

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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