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Mares Ecuador

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Mares Ecuador is a beachfront PADI dive center offering snorkeling and diving around the Machalilla National Park.

This eco friendly dive shop is run by a friendly couple, Christina and Pablo, who are passionate about high quality diving experiences; from blowing your first bubbles to enhancing your skills.

Every PADI Traveler who dives with Mares Ecuador gets a free Distinctive Specialty, PADI Exclusive discounts on courses and tours, a complimentary dive guide and free underwater photos.

We are a PADI 5 Star RESORT, located in the heart of the Machalilla National Park, with a number of dive sites for all recreational levels, giving a wide range of possibilities for the development of initial and more advanced courses, generating more than 100 New students annually, who enjoy both the good energy of the staff, the incredible dive sites with the highest training standards so that you get a quality experience.

The Machalilla National Park has many diving sites, but the most important is the Isla de la Plata, where the site with the largest population of giant ocean stingrays in the world is located, with the possibility of sighting them in shallow waters. deep, calm, with good visibility during the season from June to September, which is enjoyed by these magnificent animals accompanied by humpback whales, turtles and moray eels.

Activities offered

Scuba Diving, Snorkelling/ Swimming, Conservation, First Aid/ CPR

Conservation awards


English, Spanish

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Air Fills, Equipment Sales, Scuba equipment rental, Kids equipment rental, Conservation activities, Dive club, Travel, Other

Adaptive services

Adaptive equipment, Accessible trips and activities, Accessible boat diving, Personalized dive training, Staff trained in adaptive support


Onsite training pool, Onsite classroom, Adaptive Services Facility, Air Conditioning, Wi-Fi (FREE), Retail Shop, Waterfront location, House reef, Dive boat, Onsite accommodation, Food & Drinks, Parking, Other


5 PADI Instructors


Wetsuit – shorty, Mask & Snorkel, Open-heel fins, Full-foot fins, Wetsuit – 3mm, Children sizes, Flashlight, Regulator, Dive Computer, Gauges, Wetsuit – 5mm, Boots, BCD, Aluminum Cylinders, Large Cylinders (15L / 100 cu. ft.), Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 cu. ft.)


Payment methods

Payment Plan, Paypal, Bank / Debit Card, Diners, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, Cash (local currency)


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