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Don’t lose your time looking for a place to stay! We can help you to organize your accommodation depending on your necessities and preferences during the time you need to complete your training.

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

Discover Scuba Diving experience is the opportunity to introduce you to the world of diving. While not an actual scuba diving certification, during the DSD you’ll learn how to properly use scuba equipment, learn to breathe naturally underwater, and get an easy introduction about what diving means. In this experience you will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 12  meters/40 feet under the direct supervision of a PADI professional.

Scuba Diver

Short on time, but you want to get certified?

PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the Open Water Diver course. You will be train to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. A Scuba Diver will have a complete theoretical background of diving, learning skills and safety rules to be comfortable underwater.

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first complete PADI certification and the most popular one. You will be able to dive worldwide without an independent professional supervision to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet. In this level you will learn the most important rules of diving starting from understand the properly use of a scuba equipment; and planning your dives in a fun and safety way.

PADI Adventure Diver

Not too much time, but you want to increase your diving training?

The Adventure Diver course increase your skills in the water, making you a better diver. You can choose three ‘adventure dives’ from deep dive, navigation, drift dive, night dive, fish identification, naturalist and peak performance buoyancy.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable underwater. You can choose 5 different short courses called ‘Adventure Dives’ like deep dive, underwater navigation, drift dive, night dive, fish identification, naturalist and peak performance buoyancy; under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.

EFR (Emergency First Response)

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate specialized in teaching Emergency Primary and Secondary Care Skills. This course is for everyone, not just divers, and would be useful in any other maritime based activity. The EFR offers valuable skills required for the PADI Rescue Diver.

PADI Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver is a challenging and rewarding course. You will learn different skills that will help you to prevent problems and manage them if they occur. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges, build confidence and mastering them. From zero to hero!

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Dive Sites


Extension: 13005 marine hectares, 96 land hectare

Temperature: 18ºC – 27ºC/ 64ºF – 80ºF

You will have the opportunity to dive in the Marine Reserve ‘El Pelado’ where you will be able to find rock formations for different marine invertebrates and all kinds of fish species to adapt and coexist, developing and incredible marine reef. As part of your training as a recreational diver, you will learn the importance of marine ecosystems and why their conservation is necessary. Remember that, as divers, our responsibility is to be guardians of the sea and its creatures.

Depending on your experience, we have several dive sites, incredible spots and full of life where you can find a great abundance and diversity of marine species.

Attention!! Between June and October we are in giant manta ray and humpback whale season!! They make use of our Ecuadorian coast line as part of their migratory route. People who decide to dive with us in those months will have the opportunity to observe this magnificent marine species.


How to get?

20 miles from Ayangue beach, approximately one hour by boat

Temperature: 16ºC – 26ºC/ 60ºF – 79ºF

Bajo Cope is considered as the largest aggregation of manta rays in the world with more than 2,500 individuals registered in this site (International Conservation), making it  one of the favorite spot for the sighting of these magnificent marine animals.


The Machalilla National Park is one of the first protected areas in Ecuador. It was early recognized in 1979 because of the necessity to protect dry and semi-dry forests and the marine-coastal ecosystem located at southern Manabí province. Here you will discover the incredible rock formations that opened a path to coral communities to developed and allow the existence of a great diversity and abundance of marine species.

Machalilla National Park Marine Reserve is a fascinating place, full of marine life which makes it a perfect place for underwater life lovers. As we mentioned before, humpback whales and giant manta rays make use of the ecuadorian coast line as part of their migratory route. ‘Isla de la Plata’, which is approximately 22 nautical miles from Puerto Lopez port, is also a perfect place for sighting these two amazing marine animals, beside that you will see beautiful colonies of coral, allowing a great diversity of marine life to exist.

However, ‘Isla de la Plata’ is not the only dive site in Machalilla National Park, there are other islets such as Salango, Horno de Pan, Sucre and El Sombrerito, where you can find a wonderful marine life biodiversity.

Our Staff

About us?

We are a couple of friends, marine biologists, colleagues, sisters of another mother and companions of adventures. The love and respect we have for the ocean allowed us to form ‘Yemanjá’ to show them our way of seeing the underwater world



Specialties taught: Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Tec Gas Blender, Adaptive Techniques, Equipment Specialist, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware & Coral Project Aware Instructor.

GIOVANNA JÁCOME (co-founder)

Specialties taught: Emergency Oxygen Provider, Peak Perform and Buoyancy,  Project Aware & Coral Project Aware Instructor. Adaptive assistant


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