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Wir sind ein Tourismusbüro und Tauchzentrum mit mehr als 10 Jahren Erfahrung und wir verfügen über hochqualifizierte Fachleute und Studien für die Entwicklung der von uns angebotenen Aktivitäten und Dienstleistungen , da wir zertifizierte Guides des Nationalparks Galapagos in unseren Reihen haben und mit von PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) zertifizierte Tauchlehrer für unsere Tauchkurse.

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Diese Tour stellt die Top-5-Sehenswürdigkeiten der Insel vor und ist eine unserer beliebtesten Tipps. Zu den Orten, die Sie sehen werden, gehören: Rosa Blanca, Punta Pitt, Sardina Bay, Cerro Brujo und Kicker Rock.

Der PADI Open Water ist der erste Open-Water-Kurs, der die grundlegenden Techniken vermittelt, die notwendig sind, um das Freizeittauchen als Hobby zu genießen.

Produkte für das Sporttauchen: Kameras, Flossen, Tauchcomputer, Masken und Atemregler, Tauchanzüge, Tauchzubehör.

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AQUAVENTURES DIVE CENTER
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pauline mccarthypauline mccarthy
12:49 04 Feb 24
We booked all of our tours through Aquaventures and couldn't be happier with our experiences. Very organized, timely and efficient. And, of course, the diving/snorkeling was fabulous. We can highly recommend.
Hannah LoganHannah Logan
03:44 04 Feb 24
Spent 2 days diving with this group and loved it. Professional, friendly, and rental equipment is in very good condition. Special thanks to Alex, Steven, and Frankie for being excellent dive guides. Would absolutely come here again.
M “Marie” WM “Marie” W
20:34 03 Feb 24
Super professional, quick responses and booking. I went to Kicker Rock twice with aquacentures to dive. Best experience. muchos gracias
Isabella CameronIsabella Cameron
18:43 03 Feb 24
The staff here were so nice and helpful and made my first dive experience super easy and enjoyable! Alex was also a fantastic dive instructor!! I highly recommend this centre if you’re a new or an experienced diver:))
Ananya DeyAnanya Dey
03:57 03 Feb 24
Today they forgot to pack someone's dive shoes effectively ruining their whole day ... No spares either on the boat so diving was not possible for them.The dive instructor was unpleasant and too strict ..The aquatic life experience though was quite pleasant.
Incredible, the people at aquaventures are very good people, super professional, an excellent experience
Vincent GöringVincent Göring
18:24 30 Jan 24
Diving was good an staff friendly!Just one star as they ghosted me on WhatsApp. They did not provide with data of my dives + did not send me the videos. I just think that it is really bad customer service!!
Francisca Lagos MuñozFrancisca Lagos Muñoz
02:21 28 Jan 24
The treatment of the diving instructor Franklin leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately it tarnished our entire experience in León Dormant.
Greg DrachGreg Drach
18:43 24 Jan 24
Fantastic experience - these guys are super professional. We dived with them at the Kicker Rock and it was epic - one of the most memorable dives in my life. Great guides, organisation, briefing and food. And of course, an amazing diving location! Loved every minute of it. Can’t recommend them highly enough! It’s worth every $!
Sebastian SchreinerSebastian Schreiner
17:41 17 Jan 24
We decided on a snorkeling trip to Kickers Rock and were very satisfied. The staff was friendly and helpful. We went out with a group of divers and were quickly joined by two more snorkelers at the harbor. We were looked after very well during the tour and while one group did their dives, we had our own guide with us for snorkeling. He showed us the best spots and ensured our safety. With his help we were able to discover countless turtles as well as various sharks and even hammerhead sharks. Kickers Rock is a bit like a giant aquarium and really beautiful. Back on the boat we had lunch and a stop at the nearby beach. We were even offered snacks and drinks between snorkeling and diving. We felt safe and well looked after. After the tour you could download the pictures and videos from the GoPro camera for free in the shop.
Klaus TönniesKlaus Tönnies
06:18 12 Jan 24
Night Dive and Kicker Rock Tour were great. Thanks!The dive at Roca Ballena in combination with the wreck in the bay was definitely too expensive overall! For that much money you have to offer more (towel, snack between dives, proper drinking water dispenser).The second dive on the wreck was also ended very early for relatively no reason. A pity.That's still potential!
Sam MahleSam Mahle
12:46 06 Jan 24
Elena KElena K
02:14 05 Jan 24
Really beautiful tour (kicker rock- diving). The instructor was very organized and communicative. The tour company itself gave us standard fair prices- and it was worth every penny! I would recommend to any diver. I myself am very new and it was no problem.
Bogdan GeryaBogdan Gerya
02:54 26 Dec 23
Awesome dives to the Cave and Ship Wreck not far from town. Very professional and fun instructors, thank you for the awesome exprience!
S. B.S. B.
21:30 12 Dec 23
I went on the 360° Snorkel tour with this company because I got the shop strongly recommended. I knew that the tour here is a bit more expensive then with other operators but they explained they have the better equipment and the better boat so I believed it and booked the tour.The tour itself was nice but I ended up in the same boat as people who paid 50$ Dollars less. The motor of the pangaboat broke, we only went to two instead of three snorkelspots (the guide said they didn't go there lately for safety reasons but nobody told me the day before when I booked it) and in the end the Zipper of my wetsuit (which btw had the most holes out of all the wetsuits from the people on the boat) broke. All of this is not the end of the world even though it really proved them wrong on how they explained the higher price but what really disappointed me was that when I told the person in the shop about my experience and my impression to be overcharged (and I did that without any accusations or demands) I literally didn't get any reaction and the person just walked away from me. I felt very uncomfortable to not be heard at all.
CharoCharo
18:50 09 Dec 23
We booked for diving in Leon Dormant and the Espanola Island tour. Because Espanola Island could not yet be visited, they offered us other tours. We liked León Asleep so much that we repeated. We would like to highlight the professionalism and kindness of all the staff and give a super 10 to our guide Franklin Orvera, because we felt super safe, cared for and he made us see the hammers. They even sent me the booties to Santa Cruz that I forgot in the center. Thank you very much from Sara, Nuria and Charo from Spain. If we come back we will repeat with you for sure 🙂
Oriana AcuñaOriana Acuña
15:13 04 Dec 23
I went diving 3 times with this agency and it is truly the best agency in San Cristobal. Not only the incredible staff at the reception are always very friendly but also the best instructor named Franklin. I felt super safe the entire time, super super friendly and takes incredible videos and photos!!!!!! I was very happy and I recommend it 100%!!
Matt BMatt B
10:25 28 Nov 23
Fantastic people and great tours. We went diving and did a kicker rock tour as well. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Oswaldo Toapanta MailaOswaldo Toapanta Maila
06:04 28 Nov 23
I took 2 tours with them (Lion Asleep and Buceo Discovery) on both of them the experience was amazing and they made me feel safe at all times. The Discovery Dive included photos and the guide did a very good job capturing the moments with his camera
Caleb DreisingerCaleb Dreisinger
20:54 26 Nov 23
Dishonest boat crew - forgot my expensive dive flashlight on the boat in the fresh water bucket. Crew said there was no flashlight there when I returned back to get it. Almost certain that one of them pocketed it.Also - the gear was not properly maintained. Two different air tank O-rings failed which I have never seen happen once, let alone twice.
Florian BergerFlorian Berger
00:40 18 Nov 23
Had a great dive at Kicker Rock with Aquaventures. Top equipment, delicious food and good support on the dive boat.
M. H.M. H.
21:55 16 Nov 23
I booked the 360 ​​degree tour with this agency and the diving at Kicker Rock once.1) 360 degree tour: the beginning with snorkeling and the subsequent beach were great. The rest of the day, however, was just bumpy sailing on a boat that you couldn't see. So we spent most of the time staring at the side of the boat. The second snorkeling spot was also the worst I've ever been to: nothing to see and no one on the boat could understand why they stopped there. For the price, this tour with the ship we were on is not recommended. Our crew didn't even have soap for their masks at the snorkeling spot, so our masks kept fogging up.2) Diving: the agency actually put an absolute beginner who only had his open water certificate and couldn't even swim in the group with us advanced divers —> sorry, totally irresponsible. Finally, I was told that we would be diving up to 25m deep, which you can't do with just open water (plus the dive site isn't exactly suitable for beginners). Ultimately, the instructor in the boat told him shortly beforehand that he couldn't let him dive like that (luckily). The diving itself at Kicker Rock was really great and a unique experience, even if our diving instructor wasn't particularly friendly with us.Overall, I wouldn't necessarily book my tours with this agency again.
Camilla ClemenzaCamilla Clemenza
14:19 01 Nov 23
I did a day of diving with them and was very disappointed. The staff (neither on land nor on the boat) does not want to work, they speak to you bordering on rudeness and the safety procedures are not followed to the letter. Snacks and lunch are the bare minimum. Fortunately Kicker Rock is so extraordinary that even with this type of service the dive remains spectacular but I would never dive with Aquaventures again
Julia MeyerJulia Meyer
12:51 29 Oct 23
A great experience from beginning to end. We were the only 2 snorkelers on a tour with several divers. However even though we didn’t dive we saw an incredible amount of wildlife. Immediately upon jumping in the water we were greeted by several Galapagos sharks. Our snorkel guide was great. He led us around and through the rock formation and we were able to spot more sharks, turtles, a playful sea lion, rays, even a Hammerhead! He was able to get some good footage and pictures of us with the animals on our GoPro. Lunch was filling and much better than expected and the second snorkel spot/beach was beautiful and remote. Had a great experience overall and highly recommend AquaVentures!
Patrick LorisikaPatrick Lorisika
03:55 16 Oct 23
We had two diving days with the guys of Aquaventures: Roca Ballena, Carawa and two dives at Kickers Rock. The dive guides were great fun, all perfectly organized, good equipment, simply perfect. We‘ve seen many curious, playful sea lions, sea turtles, sharks (among those a school of hammer heads), … absolutely recommendable.Thank you all Alex, Angel, Franklin, Matilde and all the other guys!!
Kate LaKate La
18:29 15 Oct 23
Was underwhelmed by the staff. They appeared to be very unmotivated and just wanted to be done with the tour/dive. Other people on my group experienced it the same way.The equipment is in good shape and the safety precautions were very good. Still, I wouldn’t recommend or come back here. I think there might be better alternatives on San Cristobal.
Jessica SummerfieldJessica Summerfield
00:00 09 Oct 23
Such a great experience with Aquaventures - thank you! I went diving at Kicker Rock, and our group of 8 had such a good time that 6/8 booked again for the next day, this time at Roca Ballena. Our guides (Daniel and Ivan for Kicker Rock, and I've forgotten the name of our guide the next day sorry 😬 ) were all awesome and the energy on the boat and then underwater was great. We were lucky with what we saw - a huge bait ball, sea lions, turtles, hammerheads, black tip sharks, and a huge eagle ray. Would highly recommend!
Alejandra GuerreroAlejandra Guerrero
17:02 06 Oct 23
Their service staff is very pleasant and attentive.
Silvia MalumbresSilvia Malumbres
03:04 28 Aug 23
Professionalism, seriousness and good teams. Friendly people with a lot of experience.We did two tours, the 360 ​​and Leon Dormido.In addition, when you return, they give you the videos that the guide diver makes.
Maya CrouzetMaya Crouzet
11:10 24 Aug 23
i spent a really beautiful day ! the dive guide was super nicegood food
Juan TipanJuan Tipan
01:46 21 Aug 23
I booked my 360 tour with Josue and the tour was amazing sharks dolphin and hammerhead sharks !!! Totally recommended
Marta Codina CanalMarta Codina Canal
23:10 19 Aug 23
Very good experience diving the Sleeping Lion. The guide has been very attentive and we have felt very comfortable during the two dives. Totally recommended!
Elchanan FinnElchanan Finn
13:15 03 Aug 23
Alessandra BocciAlessandra Bocci
00:54 01 Aug 23
Rob DarbyRob Darby
01:15 26 Jul 23
Diving at Kicker Rocks and everything on the boat was great!But service in the shop was slow and disinterested.
Jana KeJana Ke
01:03 20 Jul 23
We had two unforgettable dives at Kicker's Rock. The equipment of the dive center was great and there were even women's suits. Franklin was a very professional dive guide who has a lot of experience and respected nature and animals at all times, truly one of a kind. We were able to experience two dives with countless hammer and reef sharks, to see reef sharks and sea lions hunting and always had the feeling of observing the animals and not disturbing them. An absolute plus is the crew and the ship 7 Mares we have never been on such a beautiful and large catamaran for a day trip with such a professional and courteous crew. Thanks!!!The pictures Franklin took while diving are great! Absolutely worth the money (diving is expensive in Galapagos)!
Troy WaltonTroy Walton
20:39 19 Jul 23
I’ve been diving with Aquaventures two years in a row and have not been disappointed. The crew is organized from the start of trying equipment on the day before and the staff speak English well. You’ll be placed on a boat with people from other shops and appointed a guide from the park service. We had Franklin who was top notch and highly recommend! We just had a horrible experience on Isabella and it really showcased the professionalism and organization of Aquaventures.
Jackie BabbageJackie Babbage
16:30 27 Jun 23
I booked my 360 tour here and had the best day of my life! We saw orcas, hammerheads, turtles and sea horses. The aquaventures team are really nice and the boat crew were lots of fun. I highly recommend 🙌🏼
Asher ThompsonAsher Thompson
00:04 27 Jun 23
Great dive and tour center! We did the Espanola Island and Kicker Rock tours with diving included and both were amazing, professionally led by naturalists and dive masters, and well organized. Highly recommend!
Zachary RowanZachary Rowan
19:44 23 Feb 23
Great place for a day snorkel tour, their boat was quite nice and took it's time, it was a smooth ride so no issues with Sea Sickness. The guide they brought us to was very knowledgeable, took great videos and photos on their GoPro and shared them after so we could focus on the fish. Just be careful getting your equipment fitted, we had some issues getting everything to work comfortably.
We celebrated our 5-year marriage anniversary with Aquaventures! It was wonderful. It was like being in a whole new world under water. With their training and attention, I felt safe, even though I don’t swim all that well. They make you feel safe they are true pros. And if you’ve fear or doubts, they will assist you and train you.They’re the best. Also, kudos for Francisco for being patient like a Saint.
Jhoz HJhoz H
00:04 30 Jan 23
We did the 360 tour. They were very professional, informational and even let us use their own personal waterproof camera. Thanks for the wonderful experience! (Word of advice for those new to trips on water… do NOT forget to have something for sea sickness.)
Raquel DegenhartRaquel Degenhart
17:36 27 Jan 23
Great experience. Carlos was an amazing dive master and made sure to capture amazing video footage. Strongly recommend!
BrittanyBrittany
18:11 31 Dec 22
We booked and paid online before we got to San Cristobal, which was unnerving because our previous dive was cancelled last minute but this company delivered!! They were all set up and ready for us to try on our gear the night before, it was all new dive equipment, well taken care of too. The staff were all amazing, so helpful, accommodating and informative. All 3 trips we did with them were great and we saw so much! So happy we booked with aqua adventures, they went above and beyond to make our Dives amazing!! And they sent us all the videos which were so great!! Such a great experience!!
Vanessa ReisVanessa Reis
19:01 25 Dec 22
Great team at Aquaventures Dive center! We did an explore dive with Josue and he is the best Dive Master we could have wished for. He explained everything very well, made us feel safe and comfortable so that we had an amazing diving experience and could focus on the wildlife which was outstanding. We did Kickers Rock with them as well and the naturalist guide they work with (Angel) was really great, the equipment very good and the boat too. We were a small group which we liked as well. Thank you guys, you do an amazing job on San Crístobal.
Maureen KellyMaureen Kelly
11:34 08 Dec 22
Wonderful experience with a 360 tour thanks 100% to the guide Enrique. I have physical and mobility challenges and this course was tough but Enrique was so kind and encouraging and literally walked me through it! It was an amazing experience and great way to not just see but experience the beauty of the islands.
Andrés OsinskiAndrés Osinski
06:50 23 Aug 22
I did my Open Water Certification with Josue and it was an amazing experience. He’s an excellent, calm and clear instructor. We blazed through it in the span of a few days and did our first real dives an incredible environment teeming with life. Completely and absolutely worth it.
Mason JohnsonMason Johnson
16:38 22 Jul 22
Aquaventures is a great business with even better day trips. Everyone who works here was very helpful, especially Josue. Their discovery dive is amazing and they make sure you enjoy it and feel safe. I would recommend Aquaventures to anyone interested in exploring San Cristobal.
Andrea MorashAndrea Morash
15:32 30 Jun 22
Great tour operator. Josué was really nice and took me for a diving refresher course. He was very patient and I felt very comfortable diving with him. They have high quality gear and offer a lot of great trips. Highly recommend you book with AquaVentures!
ShokoShoko
08:48 12 Jun 22
I highly recommend here for your Galapagos' Diving! I did refresh Diving (Darwin Bay and Karahua), and Kicker Rock Diving. Communication with staff was very smooth and fun. Additionally Josue, his explanation about diving knowledge was so clear and great help for me. The equipments were maintained pretty well and comfortable. So, it was really enjoyable time, thank you so much!
Paige VoigtPaige Voigt
01:50 19 May 22
We dove at Darwin bay and the ship wreck. It was so fun. The crew is very relaxed. The tuna sandwich was such a good snack between the dives. Stephen was a very calm instructor that helped us when my partner ran out of air. That is a very good quality in an instructor. I would definitely dive with them again. They also got really good GoPro footage!!
pauline mccarthypauline mccarthy
12:49 04 Feb 24
We booked all of our tours through Aquaventures and couldn't be happier with our experiences. Very organized, timely and efficient. And, of course, the diving/snorkeling was fabulous. We can highly recommend.
Hannah LoganHannah Logan
03:44 04 Feb 24
Spent 2 days diving with this group and loved it. Professional, friendly, and rental equipment is in very good condition. Special thanks to Alex, Steven, and Frankie for being excellent dive guides. Would absolutely come here again.
M “Marie” WM “Marie” W
20:34 03 Feb 24
Super professional, quick responses and booking. I went to Kicker Rock twice with aquacentures to dive. Best experience. muchos gracias
Isabella CameronIsabella Cameron
18:43 03 Feb 24
The staff here were so nice and helpful and made my first dive experience super easy and enjoyable! Alex was also a fantastic dive instructor!! I highly recommend this centre if you’re a new or an experienced diver:))
Ananya DeyAnanya Dey
03:57 03 Feb 24
Today they forgot to pack someone's dive shoes effectively ruining their whole day ... No spares either on the boat so diving was not possible for them.The dive instructor was unpleasant and too strict ..The aquatic life experience though was quite pleasant.
Incredible, the people at aquaventures are very good people, super professional, an excellent experience
Vincent GöringVincent Göring
18:24 30 Jan 24
Diving was good an staff friendly!Just one star as they ghosted me on WhatsApp. They did not provide with data of my dives + did not send me the videos. I just think that it is really bad customer service!!
Francisca Lagos MuñozFrancisca Lagos Muñoz
02:21 28 Jan 24
The treatment of the diving instructor Franklin leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately it tarnished our entire experience in León Dormant.
Greg DrachGreg Drach
18:43 24 Jan 24
Fantastic experience - these guys are super professional. We dived with them at the Kicker Rock and it was epic - one of the most memorable dives in my life. Great guides, organisation, briefing and food. And of course, an amazing diving location! Loved every minute of it. Can’t recommend them highly enough! It’s worth every $!
Sebastian SchreinerSebastian Schreiner
17:41 17 Jan 24
We decided on a snorkeling trip to Kickers Rock and were very satisfied. The staff was friendly and helpful. We went out with a group of divers and were quickly joined by two more snorkelers at the harbor. We were looked after very well during the tour and while one group did their dives, we had our own guide with us for snorkeling. He showed us the best spots and ensured our safety. With his help we were able to discover countless turtles as well as various sharks and even hammerhead sharks. Kickers Rock is a bit like a giant aquarium and really beautiful. Back on the boat we had lunch and a stop at the nearby beach. We were even offered snacks and drinks between snorkeling and diving. We felt safe and well looked after. After the tour you could download the pictures and videos from the GoPro camera for free in the shop.
Klaus TönniesKlaus Tönnies
06:18 12 Jan 24
Night Dive and Kicker Rock Tour were great. Thanks!The dive at Roca Ballena in combination with the wreck in the bay was definitely too expensive overall! For that much money you have to offer more (towel, snack between dives, proper drinking water dispenser).The second dive on the wreck was also ended very early for relatively no reason. A pity.That's still potential!
Sam MahleSam Mahle
12:46 06 Jan 24
Elena KElena K
02:14 05 Jan 24
Really beautiful tour (kicker rock- diving). The instructor was very organized and communicative. The tour company itself gave us standard fair prices- and it was worth every penny! I would recommend to any diver. I myself am very new and it was no problem.
Bogdan GeryaBogdan Gerya
02:54 26 Dec 23
Awesome dives to the Cave and Ship Wreck not far from town. Very professional and fun instructors, thank you for the awesome exprience!
S. B.S. B.
21:30 12 Dec 23
I went on the 360° Snorkel tour with this company because I got the shop strongly recommended. I knew that the tour here is a bit more expensive then with other operators but they explained they have the better equipment and the better boat so I believed it and booked the tour.The tour itself was nice but I ended up in the same boat as people who paid 50$ Dollars less. The motor of the pangaboat broke, we only went to two instead of three snorkelspots (the guide said they didn't go there lately for safety reasons but nobody told me the day before when I booked it) and in the end the Zipper of my wetsuit (which btw had the most holes out of all the wetsuits from the people on the boat) broke. All of this is not the end of the world even though it really proved them wrong on how they explained the higher price but what really disappointed me was that when I told the person in the shop about my experience and my impression to be overcharged (and I did that without any accusations or demands) I literally didn't get any reaction and the person just walked away from me. I felt very uncomfortable to not be heard at all.
CharoCharo
18:50 09 Dec 23
We booked for diving in Leon Dormant and the Espanola Island tour. Because Espanola Island could not yet be visited, they offered us other tours. We liked León Asleep so much that we repeated. We would like to highlight the professionalism and kindness of all the staff and give a super 10 to our guide Franklin Orvera, because we felt super safe, cared for and he made us see the hammers. They even sent me the booties to Santa Cruz that I forgot in the center. Thank you very much from Sara, Nuria and Charo from Spain. If we come back we will repeat with you for sure 🙂
Oriana AcuñaOriana Acuña
15:13 04 Dec 23
I went diving 3 times with this agency and it is truly the best agency in San Cristobal. Not only the incredible staff at the reception are always very friendly but also the best instructor named Franklin. I felt super safe the entire time, super super friendly and takes incredible videos and photos!!!!!! I was very happy and I recommend it 100%!!
Matt BMatt B
10:25 28 Nov 23
Fantastic people and great tours. We went diving and did a kicker rock tour as well. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Oswaldo Toapanta MailaOswaldo Toapanta Maila
06:04 28 Nov 23
I took 2 tours with them (Lion Asleep and Buceo Discovery) on both of them the experience was amazing and they made me feel safe at all times. The Discovery Dive included photos and the guide did a very good job capturing the moments with his camera
Caleb DreisingerCaleb Dreisinger
20:54 26 Nov 23
Dishonest boat crew - forgot my expensive dive flashlight on the boat in the fresh water bucket. Crew said there was no flashlight there when I returned back to get it. Almost certain that one of them pocketed it.Also - the gear was not properly maintained. Two different air tank O-rings failed which I have never seen happen once, let alone twice.
Florian BergerFlorian Berger
00:40 18 Nov 23
Had a great dive at Kicker Rock with Aquaventures. Top equipment, delicious food and good support on the dive boat.
M. H.M. H.
21:55 16 Nov 23
I booked the 360 ​​degree tour with this agency and the diving at Kicker Rock once.1) 360 degree tour: the beginning with snorkeling and the subsequent beach were great. The rest of the day, however, was just bumpy sailing on a boat that you couldn't see. So we spent most of the time staring at the side of the boat. The second snorkeling spot was also the worst I've ever been to: nothing to see and no one on the boat could understand why they stopped there. For the price, this tour with the ship we were on is not recommended. Our crew didn't even have soap for their masks at the snorkeling spot, so our masks kept fogging up.2) Diving: the agency actually put an absolute beginner who only had his open water certificate and couldn't even swim in the group with us advanced divers —> sorry, totally irresponsible. Finally, I was told that we would be diving up to 25m deep, which you can't do with just open water (plus the dive site isn't exactly suitable for beginners). Ultimately, the instructor in the boat told him shortly beforehand that he couldn't let him dive like that (luckily). The diving itself at Kicker Rock was really great and a unique experience, even if our diving instructor wasn't particularly friendly with us.Overall, I wouldn't necessarily book my tours with this agency again.
Camilla ClemenzaCamilla Clemenza
14:19 01 Nov 23
I did a day of diving with them and was very disappointed. The staff (neither on land nor on the boat) does not want to work, they speak to you bordering on rudeness and the safety procedures are not followed to the letter. Snacks and lunch are the bare minimum. Fortunately Kicker Rock is so extraordinary that even with this type of service the dive remains spectacular but I would never dive with Aquaventures again
Julia MeyerJulia Meyer
12:51 29 Oct 23
A great experience from beginning to end. We were the only 2 snorkelers on a tour with several divers. However even though we didn’t dive we saw an incredible amount of wildlife. Immediately upon jumping in the water we were greeted by several Galapagos sharks. Our snorkel guide was great. He led us around and through the rock formation and we were able to spot more sharks, turtles, a playful sea lion, rays, even a Hammerhead! He was able to get some good footage and pictures of us with the animals on our GoPro. Lunch was filling and much better than expected and the second snorkel spot/beach was beautiful and remote. Had a great experience overall and highly recommend AquaVentures!
Patrick LorisikaPatrick Lorisika
03:55 16 Oct 23
We had two diving days with the guys of Aquaventures: Roca Ballena, Carawa and two dives at Kickers Rock. The dive guides were great fun, all perfectly organized, good equipment, simply perfect. We‘ve seen many curious, playful sea lions, sea turtles, sharks (among those a school of hammer heads), … absolutely recommendable.Thank you all Alex, Angel, Franklin, Matilde and all the other guys!!
Kate LaKate La
18:29 15 Oct 23
Was underwhelmed by the staff. They appeared to be very unmotivated and just wanted to be done with the tour/dive. Other people on my group experienced it the same way.The equipment is in good shape and the safety precautions were very good. Still, I wouldn’t recommend or come back here. I think there might be better alternatives on San Cristobal.
Jessica SummerfieldJessica Summerfield
00:00 09 Oct 23
Such a great experience with Aquaventures - thank you! I went diving at Kicker Rock, and our group of 8 had such a good time that 6/8 booked again for the next day, this time at Roca Ballena. Our guides (Daniel and Ivan for Kicker Rock, and I've forgotten the name of our guide the next day sorry 😬 ) were all awesome and the energy on the boat and then underwater was great. We were lucky with what we saw - a huge bait ball, sea lions, turtles, hammerheads, black tip sharks, and a huge eagle ray. Would highly recommend!
Alejandra GuerreroAlejandra Guerrero
17:02 06 Oct 23
Their service staff is very pleasant and attentive.
Silvia MalumbresSilvia Malumbres
03:04 28 Aug 23
Professionalism, seriousness and good teams. Friendly people with a lot of experience.We did two tours, the 360 ​​and Leon Dormido.In addition, when you return, they give you the videos that the guide diver makes.
Maya CrouzetMaya Crouzet
11:10 24 Aug 23
i spent a really beautiful day ! the dive guide was super nicegood food
Juan TipanJuan Tipan
01:46 21 Aug 23
I booked my 360 tour with Josue and the tour was amazing sharks dolphin and hammerhead sharks !!! Totally recommended
Marta Codina CanalMarta Codina Canal
23:10 19 Aug 23
Very good experience diving the Sleeping Lion. The guide has been very attentive and we have felt very comfortable during the two dives. Totally recommended!
Elchanan FinnElchanan Finn
13:15 03 Aug 23
Alessandra BocciAlessandra Bocci
00:54 01 Aug 23
Rob DarbyRob Darby
01:15 26 Jul 23
Diving at Kicker Rocks and everything on the boat was great!But service in the shop was slow and disinterested.
Jana KeJana Ke
01:03 20 Jul 23
We had two unforgettable dives at Kicker's Rock. The equipment of the dive center was great and there were even women's suits. Franklin was a very professional dive guide who has a lot of experience and respected nature and animals at all times, truly one of a kind. We were able to experience two dives with countless hammer and reef sharks, to see reef sharks and sea lions hunting and always had the feeling of observing the animals and not disturbing them. An absolute plus is the crew and the ship 7 Mares we have never been on such a beautiful and large catamaran for a day trip with such a professional and courteous crew. Thanks!!!The pictures Franklin took while diving are great! Absolutely worth the money (diving is expensive in Galapagos)!
Troy WaltonTroy Walton
20:39 19 Jul 23
I’ve been diving with Aquaventures two years in a row and have not been disappointed. The crew is organized from the start of trying equipment on the day before and the staff speak English well. You’ll be placed on a boat with people from other shops and appointed a guide from the park service. We had Franklin who was top notch and highly recommend! We just had a horrible experience on Isabella and it really showcased the professionalism and organization of Aquaventures.
Jackie BabbageJackie Babbage
16:30 27 Jun 23
I booked my 360 tour here and had the best day of my life! We saw orcas, hammerheads, turtles and sea horses. The aquaventures team are really nice and the boat crew were lots of fun. I highly recommend 🙌🏼
Asher ThompsonAsher Thompson
00:04 27 Jun 23
Great dive and tour center! We did the Espanola Island and Kicker Rock tours with diving included and both were amazing, professionally led by naturalists and dive masters, and well organized. Highly recommend!
Zachary RowanZachary Rowan
19:44 23 Feb 23
Great place for a day snorkel tour, their boat was quite nice and took it's time, it was a smooth ride so no issues with Sea Sickness. The guide they brought us to was very knowledgeable, took great videos and photos on their GoPro and shared them after so we could focus on the fish. Just be careful getting your equipment fitted, we had some issues getting everything to work comfortably.
We celebrated our 5-year marriage anniversary with Aquaventures! It was wonderful. It was like being in a whole new world under water. With their training and attention, I felt safe, even though I don’t swim all that well. They make you feel safe they are true pros. And if you’ve fear or doubts, they will assist you and train you.They’re the best. Also, kudos for Francisco for being patient like a Saint.
Jhoz HJhoz H
00:04 30 Jan 23
We did the 360 tour. They were very professional, informational and even let us use their own personal waterproof camera. Thanks for the wonderful experience! (Word of advice for those new to trips on water… do NOT forget to have something for sea sickness.)
Raquel DegenhartRaquel Degenhart
17:36 27 Jan 23
Great experience. Carlos was an amazing dive master and made sure to capture amazing video footage. Strongly recommend!
BrittanyBrittany
18:11 31 Dec 22
We booked and paid online before we got to San Cristobal, which was unnerving because our previous dive was cancelled last minute but this company delivered!! They were all set up and ready for us to try on our gear the night before, it was all new dive equipment, well taken care of too. The staff were all amazing, so helpful, accommodating and informative. All 3 trips we did with them were great and we saw so much! So happy we booked with aqua adventures, they went above and beyond to make our Dives amazing!! And they sent us all the videos which were so great!! Such a great experience!!
Vanessa ReisVanessa Reis
19:01 25 Dec 22
Great team at Aquaventures Dive center! We did an explore dive with Josue and he is the best Dive Master we could have wished for. He explained everything very well, made us feel safe and comfortable so that we had an amazing diving experience and could focus on the wildlife which was outstanding. We did Kickers Rock with them as well and the naturalist guide they work with (Angel) was really great, the equipment very good and the boat too. We were a small group which we liked as well. Thank you guys, you do an amazing job on San Crístobal.
Maureen KellyMaureen Kelly
11:34 08 Dec 22
Wonderful experience with a 360 tour thanks 100% to the guide Enrique. I have physical and mobility challenges and this course was tough but Enrique was so kind and encouraging and literally walked me through it! It was an amazing experience and great way to not just see but experience the beauty of the islands.
Andrés OsinskiAndrés Osinski
06:50 23 Aug 22
I did my Open Water Certification with Josue and it was an amazing experience. He’s an excellent, calm and clear instructor. We blazed through it in the span of a few days and did our first real dives an incredible environment teeming with life. Completely and absolutely worth it.
Mason JohnsonMason Johnson
16:38 22 Jul 22
Aquaventures is a great business with even better day trips. Everyone who works here was very helpful, especially Josue. Their discovery dive is amazing and they make sure you enjoy it and feel safe. I would recommend Aquaventures to anyone interested in exploring San Cristobal.
Andrea MorashAndrea Morash
15:32 30 Jun 22
Great tour operator. Josué was really nice and took me for a diving refresher course. He was very patient and I felt very comfortable diving with him. They have high quality gear and offer a lot of great trips. Highly recommend you book with AquaVentures!
ShokoShoko
08:48 12 Jun 22
I highly recommend here for your Galapagos' Diving! I did refresh Diving (Darwin Bay and Karahua), and Kicker Rock Diving. Communication with staff was very smooth and fun. Additionally Josue, his explanation about diving knowledge was so clear and great help for me. The equipments were maintained pretty well and comfortable. So, it was really enjoyable time, thank you so much!
Paige VoigtPaige Voigt
01:50 19 May 22
We dove at Darwin bay and the ship wreck. It was so fun. The crew is very relaxed. The tuna sandwich was such a good snack between the dives. Stephen was a very calm instructor that helped us when my partner ran out of air. That is a very good quality in an instructor. I would definitely dive with them again. They also got really good GoPro footage!!
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