Your Starting Point for Scuba Diving Adventures in the Galapagos Islands
At our Dive and Training Facility we offer a top of the line location for Scuba courses. Our training pool consists of a multilevel confined water environment that allows great flexibility and comfort while learning basic scuba skills. You can take all your PADI courses and Specialties with us. Courses are available in English and Spanish. Which course is right for you? Let us get you started or take you to the next level.
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. Technical diving is marked by significantly more equipment and training requirements to manage the additional hazard this type of diving entails. The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.
Our purpose built vacation cottages will make your stay comfortable, while your host and PADI Course Director, Jorge A. Mahauad will ensure that during your dives in the famous dive sites of the Galapagos you will see highlights such as Hammerhead sharks, pelagic sharks, rays, shoaling fish, turtles, sea lions, or even whale sharks, just to name a few. Spacious and perfect for families.
For 2013 we are bringing a major new innovation to the Galapagos Islands – the first Liveaboard completely set-up for the option of rebreather diving with several trips per year! The rest of the year, open water divers can enjoy a smaller, more intimate liveaboard trip to the famous Darwin and Wolf Islands with personalized service to a maximum of 8 divers, with longer itineraries and lower costs.
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You’ve been a scuba diver for over six months, you may have already attained the Master Scuba Diver rating, and treated yourself to several fun-filled scuba diving vacations — but something’s missing. Then one day you realize that you not only want to participate in scuba diving, but you want to teach the sport you have come to love.
The Tip Top Dive and Training Facility was the first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in the Galapagos Islands. It is the most respected scuba diver training facility in the region. We can provide a complete service to make your diving vacation in the Galapagos Islands relaxed, enlightening and memorable. If you want to scuba dive the amazing waters of the Galapagos Islands then your first stop should be with Galapagos Tip Top Diving, located in Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz, in the heart of the Galapagos National Park.
We also offer a wide range of PADI courses from PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences, PADI Open Water Diver all the way to PADI Go Pro courses and PADI TecRec courses, giving you the chance to spend a great vacation diving and also improve your diving skills.
Since our establishment, we have taken pride in ourselves for offering first class diver education and the very best personal service from our PADI Dive Center, with affordable tuition rates. Our scuba dive instructors are trained on the latest recreational and technical diving courses including PADI & PADI TecRec. We are proud partners of Project AWARE and a 100% AWARE Dive Center. We donate $10 for every issued PADI certification to this worthy cause. All of our staff are PADI Instructors and First Aid trained.
So, whether you’re a solo traveler, backpacker, adventure traveller or family, we can offer you fantastic scuba diving day trips, snorkeling adventures, liveaboards to the Galapagos Islands or complete holiday packages. The Galapagos Islands has a lot to offer everyone – great food, great scenery and of course, amazing scuba diving on some of the planet’s most outstanding dive sites. Getting your PADI Open Water Diver, or just chilling out snorkeling for a day could not be in a more beautiful and relaxing location.
Also, if you require a private scuba dive or snorkel guide, you are new to diving, or you just been out of the sea for some time, please contact us, we specialize in getting people back in the water comfortably so they can enjoy their vacation.