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Scuba Diving in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are cited as the world's top diving venue with dolphins, whale and hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, sea turtles, penguins, marlin, manta rays and many other species to be seen. Diving charters have to be approved by the Ecuadorean National Park Service. Diving is available at all levels with certified dive masters (many guides speak English, but you should check) -do choose a boat that specialises in diving and licenced for this activity.
Alternatively, if you decide to dive on the mainland, then I suggest you have a look around the area around Machalilla National Park and Isla de la Plata.

Dive Darwin -scuba diving with hammerhead and whale sharks from the MY Mistral.
Exploramar -PADI 5 star dive centre based in Machalilla and the Galapagos. Also offer whale watching at Isla de la Plata.
Galapagos Sub Aqua - located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the dive centre was founded in 1991 by Fernando Zambrano. They offer PADI open water, adavanced diver, rescue diver and divemaster courses.
Greg's Dive Log -Gregory Gulik's site with some wonderful images and video of his Galapagos dives, including El Leon Dormindo, Darwins Arch and Isla Lobo.
Scuba Iguana -scuba diving tours and diving cruises in the Galapagos Islands.
Sol y Mar -PADI dive school in Puerto Ayora.
Steven Frink's Journal -a Web Journal from the Galapagos Islands Aboard Peter Hughes' Sky Dancer in 2002 with text and photography by the photographer Stephen Frink.
Starfish -Galapagos dive information and maps.
Boats -specialist dive boats on the islands:
Galapagos Aggressor I and II -specialist diving boats -site features a guide to diving on the Galapagos.
Lammer Law -one of the two largest sailing trimarans in the world. Offers 2-3 dives a day in the Galapagos Islands marine reserve with night dive possibilities and experienced and knowledgeable dive masters.
SkyDancer -specialist dive cruiser from Peter Hughes Diving.
More Galapagos Yachts.

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The Diving Guide: Galapagos Islands (Spiral-bound)
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Marine Life of the Galapagos: A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Other Marine Animals (Odyssey Guides)
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