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You are more than welcome to contact us and discuss your dreams, your availabilities and requirements. Check out our page about the Divemaster training first, then go to our contact page!

YES! That is what we have been doing for 15 years already. In fact we are the only PADI 5-star Career Development Center on Lanzarote and Kev Turner, our manager, is a resident PADI certified Course Director. So we have many Instructor Development Courses per year and also specialise in training Divemasters.

Check out our GoPro pages, and go to our contact page to ask us anything you want to know. We have an extensive 28-pages PDF document about our Instructor Development Courses ready to send to you by email, which will give you all the information you need.

Ah, so many reasons 🙂

Check out this page to see the many reasons why we would be happy to have you as our customer.

Yes of course there are sharks and we get very excited and happy when we see them 🙂

But fortunately there are no sharks around Lanzarote of the kind that would do any harm to human beings. The sharks we see are for example the Angel Shark, which are unusual in having flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that give them a strong resemblance to rays

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Besides the fabulous underwater scenery, the waters around Lanzarote are teaming with a huge variety of aquatic life. There is an abundance of fish life guaranteed on every dive. Whether you love the larger inhabitants like Barracudas, Groupers, Angelsharks, Stingrays, Moray eels and Tunas or the micro environment of Nudibranches, Arrow crabs, Unicorn shrimps, Octopuses, Cuttle fish and much more – we have something for every taste! Lanzarote’s underwater world even offers corals – come and discover those beautiful Yellow Tree coral.

There are many dive sites and shoals of dorada (bream) vieja (parrot fish), cherne (stonebass) can be seen. Large single groupers watch with interest and there are caves of langostinos (prawns) and pulpo (octopus) hiding in the rocks.

Schools of dolphins have been seen swimming off Puerto del Carmen around the old harbour area and whales have been occasionally seen in the waters surrounding the island. Some of the more enchanting sea creatures to be found in the crystal clear waters include sea horses, trumpet fish and cuttle fish.

Whether you are beginner and need a sheltered bay for the first breath underwater or whether you are a deep junky, loving walls which go beyond 60m, come and experience the vast variety of different sites which Lanzarote has to offer.
Tunnels, Caves, Caverns, Drop offs and Wreck sites all ensuring a varied diving holiday. Shore, Boat and Night Diving are all available, the choice is yours!

Yes. In our Dive Center we have a small shop where you can buy basic dive equipment at great prices. And we can order dive equipment for you at very advantageous prices from all the big brands, such as Scubapro.

Lanzarote is an island, so there are basically two ways to get here: by airplane and by boat.

By airplane you want to check from your nearest airport(s) if there are flights to Arrecife (Airport code ACE), which is where the only international airport on Lanzarote is. For example, Easyjet flies from London Gatwick and from Liverpool to Arrecife. Also Ryanair has frequent connections to and from our island. There are quite a few smaller airlines flying to Lanzarote as well.

You will find other options if you transfer at the airport of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria and then take a relatively cheap short flight from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote with Binter Canarias airlines. The same can be done by flying first to Tenerife (North or South).

From the airport here on Lanzarote we are just some five to ten minutes away by taxi or rental car.

If you have plenty of time and/or you want to bring your own car to Lanzarote, you can take the ferry boat in Cadiz, Spain. It will take you around 30 hours on board. You can buy a cabin or just a deck chair. More information is to be found on the website of Trasmediterranea, the ferry boat company.

We are very fortunate that Lanzarote has a lovely all year round climate, which makes it possible to dive all year long. In the coldest months of January and February the temperature can drop to 14 degrees over night and goes up to 20-22 in the day; in the hottest months July through to September, the evening temperatures are at least 20 degrees celsius and the daytime an average of 29.

Lanzarote has an average of more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and from 6-11 hours of sunshine per day, the lowest month is November (with still an average of six hours per day!) and the highest months are June and August. Lanzarote has a low annual rainfall of 125 – 150 mm per year. The winter months of November through to March are the wettest. Typically the rain will fall suddenly and then the sun will come out after. It is still warm enough to enjoy the beaches and swimming pools all year round.

Winds on Lanzarote usually blow North – North Easterly, generally blowing 10-14 knots all year round. This is why it is hardly ever too hot outside. In the months of January and February we can occasionally have stronger winds, but always from the Northerly directions; since our dive center and main dive locations are on the south side of the island, wind is almost never a problem.

YES. We might have special offers available that include accommodation and a dive package or course. Check our Special Offers page for our latest offers, or Contact Us.

Yes! We have our special Pizza restaurant where we always go, and our special friendly Indian restaurant and many more. But we like to stay friends with everyone, so we will tell you our secrets in private, once you are here 🙂

We try to make your diving fit in with your schedule, so if you want to be back at a certain time we will do our best to make that happen.

Depending on the diving activity chosen it can last for a morning or afternoon, half a day, or a full day. One advantage of our island is that the trip to the dive location is usually very short. From our dive center to Playa Chica is a ten minute drive in our dive van. So you are able to spend a lot of your available time to the actual diving experience!

We usually have excellent visibilities here on Lanzarote. The crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean offer visibilities of usually between 20 to 30 metres. Together with the many spectacular things to be seen under water, such as caves, swim-throughs and wrecks, and with the abundant marine life in an ocean with very pleasant water temperatures, this makes Lanzarote a fantastic diving destination and a great place to do a PADI course.

We offer a Scuba Review to get you back into diving. This can be done separately, as part of a recreational dive before you head off for the guided dive, or before starting a PADI course.

If we have a free seat in the van we gladly invite any spectators to join you at the dive site. If the van is full, it is either a 20-30 minute walk or a short 5 minute taxi ride down to the dive site.

Contact Us in advance if you want to guarantee free seats.

YES. We can offer tailor made prices and courses to groups. Just contact us to discuss your requirements.

This all depends on the diving activity or course that you want to do. Usually we need at least a medical statement, either from yourself or signed by a doctor, and we need proof of a valid dive insurance (which you can also get from us on the spot). For more details check out our extensive page with terms and conditions where you can also find the forms.

You have to be fit and in good medical condition to dive. In order to exchange the necessary information between you and us, you will have to fill out a standard PADI Medical Statement. In some cases, further explained in that document, you will need prior consent from your medical doctor. Please visit the page with the link to the Medical Statement so you can prepare all this at home before you arrive here. If you fail to meet the conditions upon arrival, we can not let you dive.

All our equipment can be rented separately, or as a full kit, on a per dive price. Tanks and weights are always included in the course or guided dive prices unless stated otherwise.

Visit our Prices page for up to date prices and more information.

We are very fortunate that Lanzarote has a lovely all year round climate, which makes it possible to dive all year long. In the coldest months of January and February the temperature can drop to 14 degrees over night and goes up to 20-22 in the day.

Lanzarote has an average of more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and from 6-11 hours of sunshine per day, the lowest month is November (with still an average of six hours per day!). Lanzarote has a low annual rainfall of 125 – 150 mm per year. The winter months of November through to March are the wettest. Typically the rain will fall suddenly and then the sun will come out after. It is still warm enough to enjoy the beaches and swimming pools all year round.

Winds on Lanzarote usually blow North – North Easterly, generally blowing 10-14 knots all year round. This is why it is hardly ever too hot outside. In the months of January and February we can occasionally have stronger winds, but always from the Northerly directions; since our dive center and main dive locations are on the south side of the island, wind is almost never a problem.

Yes, you need an insurance that covers scuba diving. This might be included in your travel insurance (but check carefully because there are often complicated conditions), or you can buy the insurance with us for the duration of your dives. Insurance is included if you are doing a course.

Check our Dive Insurance page for more info, or Contact us if you have any questions.

Canary Island Divers is a PADI 5 star Career Development Center registered with PADI with the shop number S-798110. You can easily verify our status and professional standing by contacting PADI.

Any Padi Dive Shop can be found using the PADI Dive Shop Locator on their website. Always check before booking at a dive center that they are an official PADI center to get the best possible education.

YES ! And many people are doing so. We have a special page here about PADI e-Learning. It not only applies to the PADI Open Water Diver course, but also to some other courses. It enables you to prepare and start your dive adventure right now and to spend a large part of your time on Lanzarote in the water, instead of in a class room.

Flying after Diving Recommendations are as follows:

For Dives within the No-Decompression Limits:

Single Dives: A minimum preflight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.

Repetitive Dives and/or Multi-Day Dives: A minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.

For Dives requiring decompression stops:

A minimum preflight surface interval of greater than 18 hours is suggested.

We want to keep scuba diving a personal experience for you, so guided dives will usually not have more than four people, next to our staff. If there are more customers, we will usually add more staff and split into separate groups.

Outside of the high season it is not uncommon that you are alone with your guide. We are also able to provide you with this kind of personal attention, because the dive sites are so close to our dive center. And because at Canary Island Divers we stay away from the mainstream quick fun where you are just a number. This is one of the many reasons why we think you should consider to come diving with us.

We are very fortunate that Lanzarote has a lovely all year round climate, which makes it possible to dive all year long. In the coldest months of January and February the temperature can drop to 14 degrees over night and goes up to 20-22 in the day; in the hottest months July through to September, the evening temperatures are at least 20 degrees celsius and the daytime an average of 29.

Lanzarote has an average of more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and from 6-11 hours of sunshine per day, the lowest month is November (with still an average of six hours per day!) and the highest months are June and August. Lanzarote has a low annual rainfall of 125 – 150 mm per year. The winter months of November through to March are the wettest. Typically the rain will fall suddenly and then the sun will come out after. It is still warm enough to enjoy the beaches and swimming pools all year round.

Winds on Lanzarote usually blow North – North Easterly, generally blowing 10-14 knots all year round. This is why it is hardly ever too hot outside. In the months of January and February we can occasionally have stronger winds, but always from the Northerly directions; since our dive center and main dive locations are on the south side of the island, wind is almost never a problem.

Check our Prices page to see our specifications of what is included in a certain course or guided dive.

The airport is located a short 10 minute drive from our dive center. Taxi’s are widely used on the island, and certain hotels offer a shuttle service to and from the airport. Also rental cars are widely available.

Lanzarote is a fantastic island. It’s not just our opinion, but Lanzarote was also a  Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner on Tripadvisor.

For all the things you can do on Lanzarote, for places to stay and to eat and to have fun, we recommend checking out this page on Tripadvisor.com

By the way, Puerto del Carmen, the village where our dive center is located, is the number one destination on Lanzarote!

It’s easy. Go to our contact page and follow any of the options that are available there.

The trip to Playa Chica where we do most of our courses and which is a MUST-SEE for any recreational dive, is a short ten minutes by van from our dive center.

There are many more dive sites on Lanzarote, all not more than a maximum of some thirty minutes away from our dive center.

Pick up and drop off at a hotel or apartment is included in all our prices!

Make sure to contact us in time to assure we both know when and where…

Yes, we occasionally have promotions where accommodation is included in a course or in a pack of recreational dives. Check out our promotions page or contact us if you have specific questions or requirements.

We have a very simple solution. You can do what’s called a “Discover Scuba Diving” experience and it will enable you to find out if scuba diving is for you. Many people have tried and seen that in fact all their fears were based on ideas that have nothing to do with the reality of scuba diving. Breathing underwater with a tank and a mouthpiece is much easier than through a snorkel, for example. And once underwater you will experience the liberating freedom of this beautiful ocean where you can float, seemingly weightless, seemingly no longer carrying all your daily worries. It’s pure happiness that we would love to share with you!

Try scuba diving with us.

The water temperature ranges from 18 degrees Celsius in the winter months, up to 24 degrees in the summer.