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Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

1. Gran Canaria: Try Scuba Diving for Beginners

Discover the amazing world beneath the surface under the supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor in the calm and clear waters of Gran Canaria. Master the basics of scuba diving in a 3-hour lesson. After a brief introduction about the basic safety points from your diving instructor, you will be provided with top of the range equipment and dive outfits. Then, you will head to a local dive site for a detailed briefing on everything you need to know to enjoy your first experience of scuba diving. Enter the water at your own pace and learn a few basic skills before going on a guided dive. After you've become familiar with the breathing techniques used, guided by qualified instructors, get ready for your first dive. In small groups of no more than 2 people per instructor, begin your discovery of the life below the surface. Experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment.

Las Canteras Scuba Diving

2. Las Canteras Scuba Diving

Suitable for beginners, learn to scuba dive off in one of Gran Canaria's best diving spots. Meet your guide at the local partner's office and receive an introduction to scuba diving. Learn more about the various marine species you will discover during the day. From there, travel to Las Canteras. Once you arrive be equipped with all the necessary equipment as well as material to help you identify the species in the area. Then enter the water and begin your diving adventure.

Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

3. Gran Canaria: Snorkeling Trip

The island of Gran Canaria boasts a diverse range of African, Mediterranean, and Atlantic marine life. Rely on a knowledgeable guide to show you the best snorkel spots and encounter interesting ocean flora and fauna. Begin your snorkel adventure at the diving center in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria where you will complete basic paperwork and have a pre-snorkel briefing. After your guide prepares the wetsuits and snorkeling equipment, you will drive to one of the local beaches for a 1-hour snorkeling excursion. Learn how to use your equipment and dive in for a guided snorkeling experience during which your guide will lead to the best spots, pointing out and identifying the local marine life. Following your snorkel session, you will be driven back to the dive center. 

Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

4. Canteras Beach: Scuba Diving Discovery Tour

Arrive at the dive center, and participate in a theory class which will introduce you to the main concepts of diving. Watch a short DVD that will explain important safety-related information before you get into the water. After that, learn how the diving equipment works, what safety exercises you will perform in the water, and receive information about the marine life you will see. After this, make your way to the water where you will take your first breaths underwater in the first protected micro-area in Gran Canaria. Take part in some safety exercises before embarking on a 45-minute guided dive. Discover the incredible marine life of the Canary Islands and be amazed by the colorful fishes. At the end of the tour, return back to the diving center with incredible memories and fantastic new skills.

Gran Canaria: Scuba Diving for Beginners

5. Gran Canaria: Scuba Diving for Beginners

Experience the thrill of diving underwater under the supervision of a qualified PADI instructor in a pool or pool-like conditions. Master the basics of scuba diving and develop new skills along the way.   Watch a short Discover Scuba Diving video, or get a briefing using the Discover Scuba Diving flip chart, and then enter the water to start your journey to getting an internationally recognized certificate. Once qualified as an open water diver, your lifelong certificate will allow you dive to a depth of 18 meters all around the world! Over the next 3 hours, you will experience the incredible sensation of weightlessness as you dive in a safe and controlled environment. Get tips on techniques to help your journey, such as how to put on the scuba equipment and how to become weightless underwater.  

Gran Canaria: Morning Scuba Dive

6. Gran Canaria: Morning Scuba Dive

The morning starts by either meeting at the diving centre at 8.30am or organising a pick up from your hotel. The first step is to complete the paperwork and then organise your diving equipment. Depending on your certification levels, date of last dive etc we then head to suitable dive sites. Gran Canaria offers both wreck and reef dives, from the shore or the boat. You are guided around the dive sites by one of our Divemasters or instructors. After two beautiful dives we then return to the dive centre approx 2pm. Equipment hire can be provided. Dive insurance is not included and required. We can provide this for an additional 6 euros per day.

Las Palmas: 2-Day Padi Scuba Diving Course

7. Las Palmas: 2-Day Padi Scuba Diving Course

During the two days you are at the site, you will learn to dive in a safe and controlled environment. The first day you venture out to the heated swimming pool onsite, where you will complete the first 3 training sessions. There you will be able to learn and master the basic scuba diving skills required for the certification course. Following this, your guides will then help you download your open water diver manual, allowing you to complete a little theory work either at the dive center or in the comfort of your hotel room. Day 2 will see you head to the ocean where you will complete two open-water dives. During these two dives you will ultilize some of the skills that you have previously learnt in the pool, as you take in the beautiful marine life that Gran Canaria has on offer. Each day starts approx 8:30AM and finishes at approximately 2:00PM. This means in the afternoons you will be free to relax and enjoy the sun as you please.

Gran Canaria: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course

8. Gran Canaria: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get a PADI Open Water Diver certificate in just 3 days and earn the keys to explore the world beneath the waves! As the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, an Open Water Diver certificate will grant you the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. Almost anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certificate.  Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques over 3 days. Complete 5 pool dives and knowledge development sessions, and then take 4 open water dives off the coast of Gran Canaria. The programs are performance based and proceed according to how you master the course skills so that you can work at a pace comfortable for you.

Lanzarote: Beginner Scuba Diving Course with Two Dives

9. Lanzarote: Beginner Scuba Diving Course with Two Dives

Immerse yourself in the beautiful marine world of the Atlantic Ocean on a scuba diving course with an instructor in Lanzarote. Choose between a group or a private session, learn about the techniques and safety measures of scuba diving, and discover the island's marine life up close during two dives. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Costa Teguise before getting a safety briefing and an introduction to scuba diving. Then, jump right in with your first dive where you'll go to a depth of five meters. Get to grips with the diving techniques and marvel at the ocean's marine life. Take a short break before heading down for your second dive of up to 12 meters. You'll discover even more amazing sea creatures like exotic fish, octopuses, and seahorses. Feel the thrill of shallow water diving and find hidden creatures and beautiful spots with the help of your instructor.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Met all the crew at the location and they got us fitted into our suits and wet shoes with no issues, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We then all hopped into car to amadores beach where we then got dressed and headed to sea, the girl taking us explained everything for us very well and let us get accustomed to the snorkel in the sea without making us feel rushed. She then took us out for just under an hour around the bay where we spotted lots of fish, sea urchins and even an octopus! Was absolutely beautiful and would highly recommend it. Breathing in the snorkel does take some getting used to but all you need is five minutes to figure out how to breath properly and realise you’ll not drown under the water if you’re sensible and not panicking! Would absolutely do it again and would urge everyone to give it a go. You’re in safe, friendly, knowledgeable hands with the crew and I couldn’t fault a single thing.

The activity was very well organized. I haven’t had an experience neither with scuba diving nor with snorkeling, which is why I guess I was completely out of balance in the water, but thanks to my instructor Mari at the end I was able to swim through the reef and see some fish. Overall it was a really amazing experience.

A really great experience for first time divers! Very professional guide and we felt very good taken care of and safe. This place is really the best and something we would recommend to everyone who likes the ocean =)

Very nice experience! despite the language barrier, Mickäel was pedagogical, reassuring, smiling, and managed to make himself understood! His colleagues were also very attentive. To do again!

Was a very nice experience. Feed the fish and be so close