Scuba Diving Try Dives Experience the underwater world!
Scuba Discovery - 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 a spaceman,
or woman - spaceperson just seemed wrong somehow. Perhaps you want to
tick it off your bucket list or before you invest in a full open water
scuba diver certification course or maybe you have tried it before and
had so much fun you just want another go; either way you are in the
We usually run the "try dives" in the afternoons at the dive centre
at 14:30 and they last about 2-2 ½ hours. Here's what we get up to in
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!
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. We go in from the
shore either at our house reef or at Playa Chica which is 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
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.
Single Try Dive
Try Dive Experience
Try Dive and Photos
Try Dive Experience and photos
SSi Basic Diver
2 Dives, and SSi Certification and Photos
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
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
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
What do I do if I answer "Yes" to any of the questions on the medical
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 based on the second floor down in the CC Aquarium building on the
main strip in Puerto Del Carmen. To make it easy for you here's a link
to our webpage which describes in full exactly where we are and there
are even directions that you can download as a pdf.
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,
We also provide drinking water so there is no need to bring your own but
feel free to bring more.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will get back to you.