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Macarron Scuba Diver

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Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Terrible communication and no refund

I was in Santa Cruz and booked to dive with Macarron on March 27th I paid the full price in advance... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Lindsay K
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Daphne/Semour North & South

These guys are the ducks nuts. We got 4 incredible dives at a good price. The crew were helpful and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Carlo D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I was in Santa Cruz and booked to dive with Macarron on March 27th I paid the full price in advance as asked. When I arrived on the island I caught the worst cold I have had in 5 years and was unable to equalize...More

Thank Lindsay K
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

These guys are the ducks nuts. We got 4 incredible dives at a good price. The crew were helpful and efficient, but at the same time very chilled, but gave us plenty of info about the dives. They insisted on an 8m check dive to...More

Thank Carlo D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have been diving in quite some first class dive spots around the world, but this one is without a doubt at the top of my list - the wildlife here is the best you will find. It being 5 years since my last dive...More

Thank Mus79
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We wanted to dive at Gordon Rocks, so we went there and at the beginning everything seemed fine. The reason why we choose the Macarron dive center were the good reviews online. Just that the shop offers land tours on its website, the woman in...More

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

All in all ok service. They forgot our lunch(we had lunch when we came back to the diveshop) and the guide was clearly drunk. I could smell the strong smell of alcohol of her breath, she had a hard time concentrating and she failed to...More

Thank Håkon A
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I dove Seymour and Daphne for a refresher then Gordon Rocks. I liked the guide in front and in back on Seymour and Daphne. On Gordon rocks we went in small groups which was also good. They did check dives which was good since it...More

Thank Mike_07_1983
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GalapagosMacarronS, Propietario at Macarron Scuba Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018
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buenas tarde mi estimado MIKE; es un gusto inmenso saludarte .- gracias por su comentario lo mismo que nos permitirá...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

As we have a 7 year old we wanted to take along, we did a private charter. My husband and I did 3 dives with Angel. He is pretty serious but professional. In our surface time, my husband and son had a great time snorkeling...More

Thank Skigirl874
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GalapagosMacarronS, Gerente at Macarron Scuba Diver, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018
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hola amiga.- gracias por su comentario y estamos contento que Ustedes la hallan pasado muy bien... estamos muy contento porque...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Diving (like all touristy activities) is totally overpriced in Galapagos. We negotiated them down to 145 dollars for 2 dives. Equipment was ok. The dive sites are the same for all dive schools anyway. Water was freezing cold even with a 7mm wetsuit. Even though...More

Thank Anke Z
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We went for a day diving tour to Gordon Rocks, best dive site close to Santa Cruz Island to spot hammerhead sharks and mola mola. Angel has been our guide for the day; he has been very professional with a good and detailed dive brief...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We did a 2 tank dive in oct.2017 with macarron dive. The equipment and the service (videos and fotos for free, really good food on the boat, free towels) was good. Our guide did a good job under water cause there were rough conditions because...More

Thank Alex K
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Judith S
We will be coming to the Gallapagos next week. We are PADI certified divers. We have dived all over the world – Great Barrier Reef, Palau, Belize, etc. But we have not taken a dive trip for at least 5 years. We would like to dive the best places in the Gallapagos. I am concerned about the cold. (I wear a wetsuit in 70 degree Caribbean water.) I’m afraid the water might be too cold for me. But I would like to try diving to see if I can tolerate the water temperature. a) Do we need to take a refresher course to dive after such a long time? Do you offer one? What is the cost? Does that include all necessary gear? b) If we decide to dive, can you describe what your offering would be? What is the price? Does that include all necessary gear? Wetsuits? Dive computers? Thank you for your response.
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Response from Ana M | Reviewed this property |
Hello Judith, I was diving with Macarron scuba and I recomend them 100%. You don't need a refresh course and they take you to a 'practice' zone before you go to the real dive. They include all gear and very good quality but... More
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