PADI - Open Water Course CUSTOM

Galapagos Islands

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

10 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 days fun dives

7.15am - 3pm each day


- 2 dives

- equipment

- guide

- snacks

- lunch

- photos and videos of the dives

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

PLUS 2 days of fun dives $176 per day

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

Your Organizer

Academy Bay Diving
10 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.


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
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
We had a great time. Alice helped us for the organisation and we were able to visit 3 islands. The accomadations were correct. The diving team was super nice, our children passed their AOW and saw more than 80 sharks in 4 days !!! and a manta.
By benedicte g for Discover Galapagos - 3 islands Custom on 12 Aug, 2021
That was one of the best tours I did in Galapagos. Wonderful experience!!!
By David C for Tour Bartolome on 30 Jul, 2021
This was my first experience in a liveaboard and, I dare say, it blew my mind. We booked this through Academy Bay Diving in Puerto Ayora who are absolutely amazing and ever so helpful. From the get go, the crew were outstanding, all the way from the engineer, the Captain and his crew (who you don't really get to see much), to the chef and his amazing and plentiful food and snacks (don't think you'll come here to lose weight), to Sra Cruz (the chamber maid), the whole deck crew, Kevin, the (also) barman, the "pangueros" Juanito & Pablo, and, of course, the incredible dive leaders Daniel and the super energetic, laugh-out-loud-and-dance-like-no-one-is-watching Gaby. Our 8D-7N tour included 2 land tours (North Seymour- Frigates, Boobies, Iguanas (land and marine), Sea Lions; Manzanillo Turtle Ranch) and 19 dives in all in Baltra, Mosquera, Wolf Island, Darwin Island, and Cousins, where you'll be flabbergasted by the insane amount of sea life ranging from Hammerhead, Galapagos, Silky, White tip, and Whale sharks, turtles, dolphins, morays, lea lions, etc, etc. It was just incredible. Be sure to have the energy for up to 4 dives a day and some strong currents at times. The facilities on the boat included hot water, comfy beds, Nitrox (recommended), booze, jacuzzi, second to none service with a smile, always fun in that latin American Style, and, more importantly, always safety conscious. I didn't want it to end.
By Pedro S for Humboldt Explorer Dive Cruise on 13 Jul, 2021
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