North Seymour & Bartolomé Day Tours

      Galapagos islands

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      Academy Bay Diving
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      88 reviews
      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 999
      North Seymour & Bartolomé Day Tours
      Galapagos islands

      Academy Bay Diving
      • Email address verified
      88 reviews

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 999

      About this trip

      BARTOLOME LAND & SNORKEL TOUR

       

      Departure time: 6/7am - 5pm 

      • 40 minute bus ride/2 hour boat ride 

      • INCLUDES: guide, lunch, snorkel equipment, water towels (breakfast on 6am departures) 

      • POINTS OF INTEREST 

      - Volcanic landscape 

      - Penguins

      - Reef Sharks 

      - Galapagos Hawk 

      - Sea lions

      NORTH SEYMOUR LAND & SNORKEL TOUR
       

      • Departure time: 7/8am - 4pm 

      • 40 minute bus ride/50 minute boat ride 

      • INCLUDES: guide, lunch, snorkel equipment, water towels 

      • POINTS OF INTEREST 

      - Frigate Birds 

      - Blue Footed Boobies 

      - Land Iguanas

      - Opuntia Cactus

      - Sea Lions

      Available Packages

      North Seymour land & snorkel tour

      Price per person

      $250
      Deposit: $52
      Bartolome land & snorkel tour
      $275
      Deposit: $54


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      Academy Bay Diving
      88 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.

      Reviews

      I had a great time. The equipment was in good condition and our guides were very motivated. Also this is not mass tourism like for example in Thailand. We were nine people plus two guides and there were no other boats at the same spot. Also the sea life is amazing there. We saw tons of white tips, black tips, some Galapagos sharks, lots of rays and a sea turtle. On my second dive trip I finally saw the hammer heads and some sea lions as well. Even if there are only two dives per trip and the costs are about twice the price you pay normally in the rest of the world it is definitely worth it!
      By Martin W for Daily Dive Tours on Apr 07, 2024
      We had a great time with academybay diving. The service was uncomplicated and they responded fast to our questions. It was also possible to add on an extra tour. The accomodation in the tourist category was in nice hotels with comfy rooms. Academy Bay diving have really good instructors and crew personal. Thanks for the great time!
      By Alena S for Discover Galapagos – 3 Islands on Mar 31, 2024
      Thank you Alena, we are very happy you enjoyed your time in Galapagos!!
      By Academy Bay Diving on Mar 31, 2024
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      Amazing diving experience. The diving itself is just mindblowing, but that was expected. The team of Academy Bay went instead beyond expectations. They are excellent and extremely competent, they took care of everything with great detail and made all the trips more special and relaxed. They even managed to make quite easy (thanks to how they organised it and how they prepared us) the more difficult drift dives with strong currents. Highly recommended (especially compared with some other dive centres on the other main islands).
      By Beniamino A for Daily Dive Tours on Mar 19, 2024
      Thank you Beniamino. We are very happy when our customers enjoy their diving with us and in Galpagos!
      By Academy Bay Diving on Mar 31, 2024
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      The three trips we booked with Academy Bay Diving were excellent. Except for a minor glitch regarding meeting time/location on the 2nd day trip (Academy Bay resolved to my satisfaction) ... the guides were excellent as were the crew. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Lunch served on board each boat was some of the best food we had while visiting Galapagos! Thanks for the wonderful experience!
      By Catherine O for Land & Snorkel Tours - varios 2024 on Feb 29, 2024
      Thank you Catherine. We are very glad you enjoye your tours! Thank you for the feedback.
      By Academy Bay Diving on Mar 31, 2024
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      This is a Tiburon Explorer liveaboard review (NOT Academy Bay Diving): Considering the huge price of this live aboard, we were really disappointed with the experience. The boat was only two years old so we thought we were paying a high price for high quality. Not so. The boat was very tired. The top deck had been patched many times with glue but still had holes in it. When it rained, water poured into the main salon, onto the floor, sofa, dining table and around all the ceiling lights. It also poured into one of the cabins, onto the bed. The crew did their best, with towels everywhere, but it was a mess. Tiburon is a boat that was made cheaply with the wrong materials and it’s now not fit for purpose. Safety was not taken seriously by the dive leaders. The briefings were poor, using slides with the wrong information on them. No currents or temperatures were checked at sites prior to briefings. We were told temperature would be 22/23 degrees when it was 27-29 degrees in the water all week. Currents in the water were often completely different to what had been briefed. Communication from dive leaders during the dives was poor. Certain divers were running out of air and sharing on octopus regularly, deliberately. It was hard to catch up with the leaders in order to tell them ‘low on air’ because of the currents. No checks were made on divers depths vs nitrox percentage. One diver wasn’t nitrox certified but was allowed to dive on nitrox all week without any understanding of the implications. Despite saying divers needed 50 dives, they accepted one diver with only 25 dives. Then buddied her up with us, meaning our dives were short as she used so much air. If Explorer is accepting inexperienced divers they should insist that they have a private guide, like other boats do. No focus on non-decompression limits. Some divers went into deco dives. One diver told the dive leader (Alex) that she was almost at her no-deco limit and he told her to go up, by herself, in strong currents. Despite my friend and I paying a huge amount and booking early, the 3 single divers who booked at the last minute with enormous discounts were the ones also given single cabins, with no single supplement paid. We should have been offered these cabins first as we had paid significantly more. The diving was good, the rest of the crew worked hard and the food was good. But there are much less expensive options and I would not recommend Tiburon Explorer.
      By Mary S for Dive - custom package on Feb 27, 2024
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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