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Red Mangrove Lodges Receives PADI Five-Star Dive Resort Designation

5-Star-Dive-Resort-Galapagos-IslandsWe are thrilled to have been designated a Five-Star Dive Resort by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). This is their highest possible rating and we are just the second of its kind in the Galapagos Islands. This designation will help us remain the top producer of PADI certifications in the Galapagos.

We’ve been working toward this designation for about a year, getting all the recreational and professional certifications along with improving the facility overall. While attaining this wonderful achievement is a huge feather in our cap, Red Mangrove will continue to be a dive center of not only quality instruction, quality equipment, quality service, but we will continue to provide our clients, dive buddies and friends with the highest level of service possible.

Once completed, our new Dive Academy will allow even more guests to become certified and/or upgrade their certification. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year.

To attain the five-star rating, a PADI Dive Resort must have attained and must maintain exceptional standards in the dive industry. Areas of review include (but are not limited to):

  • customer service
  • instruction program
  • community involvement
  • service department
  • rental department
  • youth programs
  • instruction staff/credentials
  • environmental initiatives

In conformance with PADI instruction standards, Red Mangrove’s Galapagos dive center offers the following courses:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Adventures in Diving
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Response
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • IDC Staff Instructor

We currently have five PADI dive instructors on staff along with two dive boats. Our dive instructors and boats will likely increase as we become established in the diving world. We are currently visiting 45 dive and snorkel sites off of Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana Island. Learn more about our Galapagos dive programs.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Divelez69 May 27, 2012, 10:06 AM

    Felicitaciones Hernán. Tu hotel es muy chévere.

    • Hrodas May 28, 2012, 3:33 PM

      Muchas gracias, un abrazo


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