SSI Scuba Diver course in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish, German
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

The SSI Basic Diver is more than just a Try Dive in the beautiful warm waters of Lanzarote. You'll soon discover scuba diving and the amazing underwater world of Puerto del Carmen up close for yourself and it will be the start of your scuba diving journey.

Located at a 15-minute ride from Arrecife, with our vast experience with the waters surrounding Lanzarote, we will take you to the best-hidden spots of the island to safely learn the basics of scuba diving and discover some of the ocean's many wonders. What lies beneath the surface of the beautiful big blue sea is enigmatic!

Learn the basics of scuba diving theory and the equipment, learn the basic skills and demostrate them back to your instructor and all whilst discovering the marine diversity hidden beneath the surface of the ocean.

During your entire journey you'll have an SSI Instructor close to you who will show you around and show you all the marine life too. You can expect to see reef fish such as the parrot fish, bream, puffer fish and shoals of damsel fish. There might also be hermit crabs, shrimps & beautiful sea snails, octopus & cuttlefish (sepia). You might be lucky and see a ray or an endangered Angel Shark gliding effortlessly along the reef – you never know!

If you are interested in learning to dive you've come to the right place. Lanzarote Dive Centre will make you a SSI Basic Diver, the beginning of your open water diver journey!

Course of events

After filling out the paperwork and medical form, it's time for your dive briefing.
During the dive briefing you'll learn
- about pressure and its effects on the body
- about the equipment you will be wearing and how to use it
- a few basic scuba skills, such as how to clear water from your mask
- how to communicate under the water
- the safety rules.

Next, your instructor will kit you up and get you into the water for your first dive.

Slowly, taking your time, relaxing as much as possible you'll get to take your first breaths in water shallow enough that you can stand up in before fully being fully underwater. You will practice the skills with your instructor and before you know it you'll be exploring and discovering an array of different fish and marine life!

After a short break back at the dive centre, where there will be water, snacks and wifi available, you'll kit back up again and head off for your 2nd dive of the day. This time you'll be able to do the skills and dive a little deeper than before with more places to explore before heading back to the dive centre for your e-certification.

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim 200 meters and medically fit.

Minors must have signed parental consent. All participants aged 10 - 14 years old will receive the PADI Junior Open Water Diver rating.

All participants must bring a medical certificate from their doctor dated within the last 3 months stating that they are allowed to practice this activity.

Special terms

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • All necessary equipment
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
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Meeting point
Lanzarote Dive Centre: Harbour, Local 26, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Las Palmas, Spain Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule