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Try Scuba Diving - the experience of a lifetime

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 14:30 and they last about 2-2 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 Today Try scuba diving today Yes, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the things that you will need to know and do before you arrive set out in a question and answer format so you can easily find the information you need.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

What if I don't have time to see a doctor before I fly out?

We have links with a doctors surgery on the island that will complete the diver medical for only €25,00, when booked through us.

Can I book my try dive/s the day before I fly home?

No. We recommend leaving 24 hours between your diving and flying, which is more than the industry standard of 12 hours for a single dive and 18 hours for multiple dives in one day, because your safety is of paramount importance to us. We suggest that you book your try dive as one of the first things you do on your holiday; who knows, you might want to do more.

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.

Where is Lanzarote Dive Centre based?

We are located on the Old Harbour, Puerto Del Carmen.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear your swimming gear to the dive centre and bring with you a change of clothes and a towel. Please bring your completed medical form with you and if needed your medical certification of fitness to dive signed by a doctor.
We recommend that you bring sun protection with you such as a sun hat, sunglasses etc.
We have underwater cameras so that you don't need to buy one; consider the single dive package plus if you would like some photos.

Poor Weather / Sea Conditions

Lanzarote Dive Centre reserves the right to cancel the try dive due to poor weather and/or sea conditions that are in its professional opinion, or that of the local life guards, unsuitable for try dives to take place.
We will endeavor to offer an alternative location and/or reschedule the try dive/s before you leave the island and within recognised safe diving practices. We suggest booking your try dives at the beginning of the holiday to allow for this.
If Lanzarote Dive Centre is unable to offer an alternative date and time for the try dive/s, then the participant will be entitled to a full refund.
If Lanzarote Dive Centre is able to offer an alternative date and time for the try dive/s within recognised safe diving practices and the participant is unable or unwilling to attend, then a partial refund will be made after the deduction of a €20,00 administration fee.

Other Information

Lanzarote Dive Centre reserves the right to exclude any participant on grounds of being unfit to dive on the day of the try dive, e.g. under the influence of alcohol or drugs and in this circumstance, you will not be entitled to a refund.
We strongly suggest that you don't drink alcohol the night before if diving in the morning or at lunch time if you are diving in the afternoon and we also recommend that you drink plenty of water so that you are hydrated.

If you have any further questions or would like to make a booking please email and one of us will get back to you.

Lanzarote Dive Centre

Old Harbour
Muelle Deportivo
Puerto Del Carmen
Lanzarote 35510
Canary Islands

0034 928 514 290

0034 618 226 223

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