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Only 5 Star PADI IDC Dive Center in Ecuador, with more than 20 years experience, our main office in in Quito and Operation Office in Puerto López Manabi Ecuador. Legal Operators of the Machalilla National Park We offer: Diving Tours Costal Area of Ecuador Tours Isla de la Plata Tours Galapagos Islands
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I did my PADI Open Water with Exploramar and had an excellent experience. They provided plenty of information about the course - the practical and the theory parts. The dive experience was incredible and being completely new to scuba diving, I really appreciated how supportive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DevakiDevi01
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I had a great time with Exploramar! Luckily they had a spot for me very last minute and communications worked perfectly via whatsapp beforehand. Their boat is very comfy and spacious. Furthermore the equipment is in good shape and they double-checked everything even if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Caro_Carolin
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Raised in South Florida, I have been diving for over 30 years, including reef, wall and wreck dives in many locations in the Florida keys, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Belize... I pretty much thought I'd seen it all. I was not really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank deborahsF6391YI
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Exploramar and our dive instructor Kiki provided a fantastic dive experience out at Isla de la Plata. My three friends and I made a last minute reservation in the off-season and they were extremely accommodating. They're a little bit pricier than the other shops but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SCUBAMatt13
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The trip turned out to be 20 $ cheaper than on the webpage. For 40 $ we had a one hour boat trip to isla de la plata and return with whale whatcing, snorkling, guide and lunch included. The guide was very nice! And we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stine E
Yoya L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Exploramar Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi, thank you for your coment but in order to be clear our tour to Isla de la Plata is USD 40 includes snorkel and hicking, are you sure you did not pich whalewhaching and Salango Island, ? that tour is USD 25 sometimes USD...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

I took the PADI Rescue diver with Exploramar diving. The instructors were excellent (multilingal) and made a tough course interesting and challenging. I highly recommend them as the bonus is undertaking training whilst surrounded by Giant Manta Rays - at one of the best sites...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mika P
Yoya L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Exploramar Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for the compelments

Reviewed 26 June 2017

My wife and I went on two dive trips with Exploramar last month. One near the coast and one to La Plata Island. The office staff and guides did a great job on both trips and we had a fabulous experience. On one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Keenan_OBrien
Yoya L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Exploramar Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your comments adn we are glad you had a great experience.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We arrived to puerto lopez with the hole family looking for a place where to do scuba diving and after getting properly informed by the guides of Exploramar, we decided to book a complete boat for the family. We had a very special day, with...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank zuloagaclub
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in the lack of communication. Having said that Sandra our tour guide was excellent in helping out when one of our party got sick. Not much to see at this time of year. A few blue footed boobies, lots of bugs and unbearable...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Susan_NeilWinnipeg
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although I did not participate in the activity , I was on another boat that was diving the area. We had all divers in the water when three boats came and tied up. There were 60 snorkelers in one small bay. No fins are supplied...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Naomi S
Exploradiving, Manager at Exploramar Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

We have been in the area working for more than 20 years, and in that time we have never used the snorkel spots to do diving. The dive spots around Isla the La Plata are well away from the same bay and we do not...More

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