Try Scuba Diving Today

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Learn to Scuba Dive

Or perhaps a lifetime of experiences? The choice is yours!

As you are reading this it is likely that you have never tried scuba diving before and are curious about what is involved and what it's like to breath underwater. Perhaps you would love to see some amazing marine life or to experience the closest thing to being an astronaut. Perhaps you want to tick it off your bucket list or try it before you invest in a full open water scuba diver certification course. Maybe you've tried it before and had so much fun you just want another go; either way you're in the right place!

We usually run the "try dives" in the afternoons at the dive centre at 9:30 and they last about 2-2 1/2 hours. Here's what we get up to in the time: Firstly, we complete the paperwork, more on this a bit later, followed by a small presentation in which we tell you: a bit about pressure and its effects on the body and how we deal it e.g. equalizing our ears it is just like being in a plane a bit about the equipment you will be wearing so you know how it works a few basic scuba skills so that you are comfortable in the water - e.g. how to breathe through and clear the regulator (the bit you put in your mouth) so you don't get a mouthful of sea water!

Try Scuba TodayYes, we do the try dives in the sea - not a pool - so you get to experience some of the wonderful marine life here in Lanzarote too. We go in from the shore at our house reef, an enclosed bay and therefore protected and very suitable for try dives. Secondly, we fit you out in all the equipment - now you start to look and feel like a scuba diver! Finally, we get you into the water. Slowly, taking our time, relaxing as much as possible. We run over the skills with you and then we get you to take your first breaths under water - in water shallow enough that you can stand up in it. Then we get you under the water and comfortable and before you know it you'll be seeing an array of different fish and marine life!

We conduct all our try dives in the Atlantic Ocean with all the potential wonders of the ocean to behold right in front you; far more to experience and more fun than jumping into a swimming pool. For those that find that potentially daunting, fear not as you will be with a diving professional at all times, we go in from the shore and the group sizes are kept small so that it is easy to help you and have fun.

Try Dive FAQ's


Are there any age restrictions for trying scuba diving?Are there any age restrictions for trying scuba diving?

Participants must be a minimum of 10 years of age. Those under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent, guardian or responsible adult who will countersign the paperwork and those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. There is no upper age limit!

Do I need to be really fit to scuba dive? Do I need to be really fit to scuba dive?

No, you don't need to be super fit to scuba dive, however scuba diving is an inherently risky sport and some medical conditions are known to put participants at increased risk of injury. As a result of this all participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire before the start of the try dive. You can download a copy of it here so you can take a look before you fly out. Medical Form

Can I do a second dive? Can I do a second dive?

Yes, you can book a second dive on the day, however the second dive must be completed on the same day, this is because of our insurance policy limitations.

What do I need to do before my try dive? What do I need to do before my try dive?

Please print off the medical questionnaire, complete it, sign it and bring it with you. We strongly suggest that you do this before booking as it could be the difference between being able to dive or not. A copy of the form is available here to download. Please complete it and bring it with you.

What do I do if I answer Yes to any of the questions on the medical 
          questionnaire form? What do I do if I answer "Yes" to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire form?

Please ensure that if you answer "Yes" to any of the questions that you visit a doctor and be assessed and signed off as being medically fit to dive. The form has guidance notes for the doctor as well as the signing off page, so be sure to print off the whole and document and take it with you to the doctor. Medical Form

When are the snorkel tours? What time do I need to arrive at the Lanzarote Dive Centre? Please arrive at the dive centre at 14:30.

There may be others participating in diving at the same time as you so please arrive promptly as nobody likes to be kept waiting and we certainly don't want you to miss out.

How much is a snorkel tour? Where is Lanzarote Dive Centre based?

We are located in the corner at the far end of the Harbour pier, Puerto Del Carmen.

How much is a try dive? How much is a Try Dive?

Try Dives are 75,00€/person.

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