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Hostal Lava House

3 star hotel
Calle Roberto Schiess y 18 de Febrero (in front of Agua Gallardo, Barrio Las Acacias), 200350, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
10 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Iguana

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Hostal Lava House is located in Puerto Ayora's most exclusive area, surrounded by shops, restaurants and only minutes from the iconic Charles Darwin Street
  • Dive with penguins, fur seals and marine iguanas. Some lucky divers will have the chance to witness large schools of hammerheads and rays in the blue abyss
  • Between dives, have lunch in the welcoming bays of the Galapagos Islands, where large green turtles seek refuge in the warmth
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Hostal Lava House

Best dive sites in Galapagos

El Arco, Darwin Island – This site could well show up on anyone’s list of the world’s top 10 dive sites. Divers regularly encounter schooling hammerheads, whale sharks and spotted eagle rays along with prowling Galapagos and silky sharks. It’s accessible only by liveaboard and one dive strategy is to simply hold your position underwater and let the pelagic show cruise by. El Arenal, Darwin Island – Darwin’s Arch is a distinctive stone arch above the water and this dive site slopes off the arch. The site abounds with marine life. Big-eye jacks along with hammerhead, blacktip and whale sharks all frequent the area. Roca Redonda, Isabela Island – Off the north coast of Isabela, this dive site is the tip of an underwater volcano that rises from the sea floor and emerges as an island. You’ll find Galapagos sharks, schools of hammerhead sharks and barracudas. As you dive around the rocks and pinnacle, you’ll probably be accompanied by sea lions and may find sea horses in the shallows. Cape Douglas, Fernandina Island – This dive site is a great spot to watch penguins “fly” past. Done as a drift dive, you can also see fur seals and Galapagos sea lions mingling with munching marine iguanas. Pitt Point, San Cristobal Island – This dive site is an exposed rock at the most northeasterly point of the island. You’ll likely bump into schools of snapper, grunt and jacks. You may also see diving boobies while underwater. Camaño Islet, Santa Cruz Island – This is a usually calm spot outside Academy Bay that allows you to see groupers, batfish, sea horses, sea lions, and sharks. You may get lucky and spot marine iguanas as they dive beneath the waves in search of food.
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Dive Center


  • Discover the underwater gems of the Galapagos Islands with Scuba Iguana - the perfect choice for divers seeking land-based accommodation without compromising dive quality
  • Make your Galapagos memories last a lifetime with a night dive at Academy Bay, where unique creatures become active after the sun sets
  • Admire unique landscapes of rugged lava rock, get lost in clouds of fish and watch large rays and pelagics emerge from the blue
  • During your surface intervals, dry off with complimentary fresh towels then tuck into a satisfying lunch with a view. Extra snacks are available all day


Based out of Puerto Ayora, in the heart of the Galapagos Islands, Scuba Iguana offers a variety of epic and unforgettable Galapagos diving adventures.

It's time to dive into the underwater world of the Galapagos, among the world's most amazing dive sites and most impressive diving destinations. Swim with huge schools of hammerheads, fur seals, penguins and marine iguanas as they go about their daily business. 

For something a little different, opt for night diving at Academy Bay. See one of the "Seven Underwater Wonders of the World' in a totally new way, as the weird and wonderful marine creatures come out to play. 

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Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Food & Drinks

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

Minutes from the famous Charles Darwin Street, Hostal Lava House offers affordable and cozy rooms, in Puerto Ayora's most exclusive neighbourhood.

Get the full Galapagos experience and explore the eco-systems that inspired Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Encounter unique wildlife including marine iguanas, the blue-footed booby and the Galapagos tortoise. The PADI dive team at Scuba Iguana take you to the best sites, where you'll have a chance to dive with fur seals, penguins, turtles and great schools of hammerheads. It's not uncommon to see hundreds of rays swimming in unison in the deep blue - an experience to remember forever. 

How to get there


  • Baltra Airport is around an hour and a half's drive from the resort. 
  • The resort can arrange return transfers for you from/to the resort for an additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • Check-in time is 12 noon. 


  • Check-out time is 9 am. 
  • On your final day, the resort will drop you back at the airport (additional cost, advance notice required).


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