|Questions and Answers
M14495 is the oldest PADI Dive Center located in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. We offer a wide variety of PADI courses from entry level thru professional level courses.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M14495 started in 1997.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our company's mission is to offer our customers the best diving experience.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in dive courses, tours and retail of diving equipment.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founder and owner of the company is Juan Carlos Diaz-Granados. M14495 belongs to the Diaz-Granados Group, who also owns a Law Firm (Estudio Juridico Diaz-Granados) and an Insurance Broker (Digrasua).
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our dive tours to Ayangue. Because Ayangue is the most popular beach for natural reef diving in the Ecuadorian coast. Ayangue is located 100 miles
away from Guayaquil. The dives there are simply great! We can dive all year round and observe tropical fishes as King Angelfish, Barber fish,
Dushybarred Butterfly, Yellow tailed Surgeonfish, Moorish Idol, Grunt, Snapper, Damselfish, Chromis, Panamic Graysby, Parrotfish, Spinster Wrase,
Steamer Hogfish, Barnacle, Large Banded Blenny, Scorpion fish, Baloonfish, Triggerfish, Filefish, Soap fish, Trumpet fish, Goatfish, Moray, Stingray, Turtles, etc. Between July and September we can see humpback whales during our surface intervals.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"THANK YOU!!! What fun videos & photos! We had SUCH a great time meeting you, & diving with you & Oscar & Beverly... We ended up staying at Cumbres our entire trip, as we loved it so much! Thank you again for the wonderful recommendation. We will make sure our friends know about M14495 when they travel to Ecuador, and we plan on seeing you again in the near future for more dives. Jon and I are thinking of coming back in July, as we hear there are sailing competitions, as well as whale migrations at that time. I hope you had a
fantastic time ringing in the new year, and that your 2011 brings you much happiness!"