Courses

Enjoy your PADI Course in the Galapagos Islands

If you are thinking of taking a PADI Course during your vacation in the Galapagos Islands, then you can be sure to find it at Tip Top Diving.

Our team of Instructors is led by one of South America’s most famous divers, Jorge A. Mahauad. He is a PADI Course Director, Rebreather Instructor, and Technical Diving Instructor, and has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience gained through diving in many of the worlds most famous dive sites.

Our Instructors follow his example by making sure that on all the PADI courses we try to understand your needs and pace, so that we can get you to the right level and start you off properly.

We have a great set of facilities to help get you there, from our comfortable classroom right next to our private  training pool, through the carefully selected and maintained equipment and toys, to the nearby landing where we load the boat for our training dives within the amazingly varied waters of the Galapagos Islands.

We have listed for you all the major courses that we offer, and you can quickly pick the type of course that will take you to the next stage in your diving career.

Which PADI Scuba Certification Should You Take in the Galapagos?

Whether you’re seeking to experience your first breath underwater in the Open Water Diver course or the next specialty course while you enjoy the Galapagos underwater, you’ll find the perfect course right here with us. There are a wide range of PADI courses you can take to increase your experience.

Courses for beginners

PADI Courses Non-Divers Galapagos
You don’t have to be an expert to find out more about the underwater surprises here in the Galapagos. You can either snorkel or swim with no previous experience knowing that one of our instructors will always be close at hand to keep you safe, and share their knowledge of the underwater world with you.
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Certification courses

PADI Open Water Course Galapagos
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. If you’re not ready to take the full PADI Open Water Diver course while in the Galapagos, you might try the PADI Scuba Diver or Discover Scuba Diving program.
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Master Your
Skills

PADI Advanced Courses in the Galapagos Islands
Already certified? PADI advanced courses help you to increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. These are a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
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Get the Kids Involved

PADI Kids Programs Galapagos Islands
Get your whole family involved in scuba diving so you can share extraordinary memories together and take your vacations to new depths. Check out PADI’s scuba diving programs below for children starting as young as eight years old.  Check out our PADI Bubblemaker or Seal Team programs.
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Specialize

PADI Specialty Courses Galapagos Islands
PADI Specialty courses allow you to focus on a particular skill or type of diving to fit your needs. PADI Specialties take your diving skills past the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course to give you more time on specific areas such deep diving, or extending your dive times with Nitrox.
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Go Pro

PADI Divemaster Instructor Galapagos Islands
Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor and more.
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TecRec

PADI Technical Diving Galapagos Islands
Technical diving is scuba diving’s “extreme” sport, taking experienced and qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream recreational diving. The fun part of TecRec is rising to the challenges as you dive deeper and longer than most divers ever do.  Why not take your tech diving courses in the Galapagos?
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Rebreathers

Rebreather Course Galapagos Islands
Ready to stay warmer, dive longer and get closer without bubbles? Whether you’re seeking to experience closer encounters with marine wildlife, your first tap into technical diving or a new challenging diving opportunity rebreathers will give you a whole new field to develop.
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