Services we offer
Scuba Diving Day Tour
Day trips dives in the Machalilla National Park coast or Isla de La Plata
We make two (2) dives daily. The depths and bottom time are planned and established within the PADI dive table limits (PADI Recreational Dive Planner), and it depends on the experience of the divers. Usually, the dive depths vary between 15 and 30 meters (40 to 100 Ft). To dive Isla de La Plata we need a minimum group of at least 4 divers due to the distance.
This trip includes:
* Dive Boat.
* Dive Crew
* Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Equipment rental.
* 2 Open Water Dives.
* Dive Guide (PADI Instructor or Divemaster)
Isla de la Plata Daily Tour
A LAND-MARINE TREASURE IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC
Since 1990, the Ecuadorian territorial waters have been declared "Whale Natural Shelter", therefore, these species are protected under Ecuadorian Law.
Each year, from June to September the whale watching, specialty of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), become the most popular activity in this area. The Humpback Whale population (Yubartas) that we can see at the M.N.P. and De La Plata Island, come from the Antarctic (South Pole), they leave the austral winter, in order to find hot waters. During this period, they mate and give birth to their calves.
From our offices in Quito and Puerto Lopez (M.N.P), and in our boats: Explora I and Explora II, equipped for your security and comfort, we give you the opportunity to share with us the unique and magnificent experience to see the Humpback Whales in their natural environment, following the International Regulations established in order to decrease the human impact on this individuals and in this way guarantee their stay in this area.
Have you ever fancied exploring the underwater world but just never got around to it because you either don’t know where to go, don’t have any equipment or because life has just simply got in the way. Confidently explore our amazing underwater world that exists right on a short boat ride on one of our snorkel safaris with an experienced snorkel guide.
Our beautiful Shelly Beaches, abundant with marine life, is protected from the ocean swell by a reef– this means conditions are almost always calm with good visibility. it is an excellent site for divers and snorkelers alike. The Machalilla National Park seaside is home to a huge array of underwater species including the largest population of Manta Rays in the world (season time between June and September).
Whether this is your first or 100th underwater experience you are guaranteed to see beautiful sea life!
Machalilla National Park daily tour
This area is approximately 9km from Agua Blanca (a 4-hour walk) and lies in a setting 800m above sea level in a humid tropical forest. There are so many beautiful hikes in this park and one that leads to the Cerro San Sebastián cloud forest, with beautiful flora and fauna including wild Orchids.
Agua Blanca museum & Los Frailes
5km from Puerto López in a northerly direction you will hit Buena Vista and a sign marked Agua Blanca which takes you to the National park where there are small villages and a museum of archaeological artifacts of the Manteño race with nice ceramics.
Los Frailes beach is considered one of the best on the whole pacific coastline and is just a 30-minute amble from the bus heading to Jipijapa, ask the driver to drop you off at a junction south of Machalilla's town.
Whale watching daily tour
DAILY TOURS BETWEEN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER
Whale watching in Ecuador is not only popular amongst visitors and tourists, but locals find this to be one of the top activities in Ecuador. Humpback Whales are seen along the shores of Ecuador from approximately June to September. It is the warmer waters that attract the whales as it is easier on the newborn calves. Hance, it is during this time that whale watchers come from far and wide to witness this amazing miracle of nature. When considering all the activities in Ecuador, whale watching will not only be an unforgettable experience but an educational one as well. Humpback whales usually move in small groups of about ten individuals. Adults can weigh over forty tons and can grow to a length of fifteen to sixteen meters. They rely on sounds to communicate and their songs fill the ocean during their mating and dances.