Scuba Diving Try Dives in Lanzarote
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, 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 try it 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 right place!
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 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!
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. 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 out.
Single Try Dive
Try Dive Experience
Try Dive, T-Shirt & 5 Photos
Try Dive Experience,5 photos and T-Shirt
Double Try Dive, FREE T-Shirt 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 and those under 18 must have the consent of a parent, guardian or responsible adult who will countersign the paperwork. 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. LINK
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.
What if I don't have time to see a doctor before I fly out?
There are also doctors available on the island however the cost is from €45,00, possibly more. It is not set by us however it may be possible to claim it back through your travel insurance; the doctor's surgery will give you more information on this at the time.
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?
For the single try dive packages, please arrive at 14:30.
For the works double dive package, please arrive at 08:20.
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, sunglasses etc.
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 email@example.com and one of us will get back to you.