About us

Our Dive Shop

Our commitment to your safety and fun shines through from the first moment you walk in our door. Grab yourself a complimentary cup of Ecuadorian coffee or tee, in no time we will have you registered in our system and you will get all the dive log information from your underwater adventures. You definitely won’t want to miss watching the sunset from the beach in front of the agency, sharing fresh beers with our team to celebrate the end of another fantastic diving day.

Facilities

After diving, enjoy our changing facilities with our cloakroom and shower. Or share a coffee at the underwater bar.

Classroom

If you will be taking a PADI Course with us, you will inevitably spend some time on our classrooms, watching the PADI on our big-screen TV, studying at our individual study tables while your instructor teaches from our whiteboards.

Compressor

Our Coltri Mini Silent compressor meet air quality inspections regularly. Our tank cylinders annually pass visual inspections and always remain within their hydrostatic testing dates. In short, you can rest assured that the air you are breathing is dry, clean, and safe.

Our Team

We offer a full range of recreational dives and dive courses, from the Discovery Scuba class (try out diving) to vocational training (from Open Water certifications to Dive Master training). The Native Diving team loves diving, and it shows! Our captains, instructors and guides are experienced professionals working full time who take your training and your security very seriously, but who seek above all to to make your diving a fun and unforgettable experience.

Aude (PADI Dive Master and co-owner)

French national, this specialist of the underwater cultural heritage, dives for severals years and will be happy to be your partner in English, French or Spanish. Friendly and nive, she is known and appreciated for her timely and intentional responsiveness and and make every effort to satisfy its customers. Multilingual, Aude can help you to choose the dive site best suited to your needs, accommodation that meets your criteria, or simply a good restaurant.

Jérôme (PADI Instructor and co-owner)

French national, he practices and teaches diving for many years in English, French or Spanish. We know Jerome for his blond hair and his quiet and fun character. Attention, his cheerfulness is contagious! Jérôme knows perfectly the ins and outs of the reefs and will be happy to make you discover the nudibranchs that live there.

Charles (PADI instructor)

French national, he dives for several years and will be happy to guide in English, French or Spanish. With or without experience this experimented instructor will help you discovering the wonders of our underwater reef. 

Antonio (PADI Divemaster and boat captain)

Native of the region, he has been practicing diving for many years. “Capi” will make your dive an unforgettable experience!

Our Boat The “Arcangel”

Our boat is annually inspected by the Ecuadorian army, and the security certificate is available in the Agency upon request. The Arcangel carries a first kit aid and all the necessary safety equipment on board. Our captains and crew are all full-time professionals who take your comfort and security very seriously and make sure that your dive is as safe and fun as possible.

The “Arcangel” is a 10m 60’’ long boat that we use for our courses and our recreational dives, and has space for a maximum of 17 divers.
It is a spacious and fast boat. Although the boat could legally hold up to 35 passengers, we limit the capacity to 17 divers maximum for security and comfort. The open deck and removable scale make entry and exit easy and comfortable.