Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria
Breathing underwater isn't something that comes naturally to us but with the right equipment it is possible. Gran Canaria not only offers excursion on the water, you can also get underneath the waves and really swim with the fish, by scuba diving. Gran Canaria is home to a quantity of scuba diving schools that offer tuition from beginners to more experienced divers. They usually offer equipment hire as well. The scuba diving schools are usually located in the coastal resorts like Puerto Rico.
El Cabron marine reserve is almost without doubt the best location on Gran Canaria for scuba diving and scuba diving training. People go scuba diving here to witness first hand the amazing variety of strange and colourful fish, and the stunning underwater scenery, which includes, walls, caves and arches. Some of the arches are large enough to swim through.
Who are Dive Academy
Dive Academy Gran Canaria is a Padi 5 Star IDC Dive Center and Gold Palm Resort. Its also Europe's most Southern Scuba Diving Centre. They are situated in the South of Gran Canaria (Arguineguin) on the sea front in between two bay shore dives, which are both just a short walk from the Centre. Dive Academy Gran Canaria has Multi Lingual Instructors and staff. Everyone is welcome at Dive Academy Gran Canaria, their desire is for all of their guests to enjoy their stay, be safe, and most of all have lots of FUN!!
The best dive Academy in Gran Canaria
Dive Academy Gran Canaria is the only scuba diving centre on the island with its own, private swumming pool for training. This swimming pool is the perfect place for all divers to learn scuba diving, or practice, to improve or refresh their skills. It does not matter whether you are a qualified diver or beginner. In their pool you get all the time you need to learn confidence building skills.
The Dive Academy for Kids
For very young divers (kids from 8 to 10) Dive Academy have the Bubblemaker course in their pool. From the Bubblemaker course to Instructor course, their swimming pool is the safest place to start your scuba diving adventures!!
Getting to and from Dive Academy
Dive Academy Gran Canaria has a comfortable new minibus which they use to transport you to the best places on the island, from where they can shore dive. Dive academy also use their minibus to offer a "no hassle, free of charge" pick up service. If you book a day scuba diving at Dive Academy Gran Canaria, and need transport because you're staying in a hotel in another town or resort... no problem!! They come to your hotel to collect you and take you back after a great day’s scuba diving. This service is free of charge.
Info about the Dive Academy Boat
Dive Academy Gran Canaria also has its own boat; 7,5 meter long RIB with a Mercury Optimax 250XL outboard engine. With this boat they take you to all the scuba diving sites around the south of the island, which you are not able to reach from the shore. On the boat there is enough room for 12 divers with full equipment. The boat carries full emergency equipment, first aid and oxygen systems, including a VHF radio and emergency procedures.
Where you can dive with dive Academy and what you might see
Dive Academy Gran Canaria run daily dive trips by boat and shore for the already qualified scuba divers. We will take you to the best dive sites Gran Canaria has to offer, including wrecks and reef. They are the only dive centre on the island, which dives the whole of Gran Canaria, from Sardina del Norte, The Las Palmas Wrecks, El Cabron the Marine Reserve in Arinaga and the boat dives in the south. Gran Gas Lots of Marine life that includes Rays, Angel Sharks, Turtles, Morays, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Trumpet fish, Trigger fish and thousands of reef fish. Have a look at their photo gallery to see what you may see, whilst you are here in Gran Canaria.
Dive Academy, and divers friends and family
Dive Academy Gran Canaria has something to offer all the family! Whether you are a wannabe diver or qualified diver. Whether you want your kids to learn to scuba dive or just do some fun dives yourself – Dive Academy have something to offer all the family! There are even sun beds at our swimming pool for the divers, and the family and friends, of the divers who do not wish to dive, to relax and enjoy the warm Gran Canaria sun!!
Davy Jones Diving School invite you to experience scuba diving with their "Discover Scuba Day Excursion". Their professional instructors will guide you every step of the way on a tour of the warm, calm waters of the El Cabron marine reserve as you spend 40 minutes in the water. Your scuba diving excursion starts with a comprehensive briefing and safety tips. When you are scuba diving the ratio in the water will be one instructor to two divers. Davy Jones Diving school, also offer a variety of internationally recognized scuba diving, certified courses, and other course including underwater photography. They also have a range of prices for those that are already qualified at scuba diving. For more information follow the links on this page to their website or telephone 0034 699721584. This comprehensive scuba diving school also offer equipment hire and have a well stocked dive shop.
Below the surface of the sea the visibility is usually very good and the water maintains a temperature of 22 degrees all year round. With scuba diving sites that include reefs and wrecks. There is plenty to be seen all around the coasts of the island. A little off Pasito Blanco there are two wrecks so you don't even have to travel that far to enjoy scuba diving.
While you are scuba diving you will see a diversity of marine life, watch out for; Angel Sharks (in the winter), Logger Head Turtles, Common Rays, Sting Rays, Bottlenose Dolphin, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Morays, Barracuda, Trumpet Fish, Parrot fish, Groupers, Puffers, Sea Horses and many more. Gran canaria offers top quality scuba diving to people of all levels of experience.
Below you will find information about various different companies that offer you the opportunity to learn scuba diving, or if you are already have the necessary qualification and are experienced at scuba diving, the opportunity to enjoy the sea and marine life encompassing the island of Gran Canaria.
Delphinus.eu, offer everyone interested in scuba diving at every level, beginners scuba diving courses, courses to teach you to be a scuba diving instructor, deep sea scuba diving courses, and a comprehensive range of first aid and oxygen courses. All scuba diving courses offered by www.delphinus.eu, will equip you, once qualified, with an internationally recognized qualification. These scuba diving qualifications allow you dive anywhere in the world without the need to retrain in order to comply with local regulations. Delphinus diving school, offer a range of different rental options on dives for experienced divers, with staggered tariffs for divers with equipment and for divers without equipment. For additional charges Delphinus diving school, also offer a range of scuba diving expeditions. For more information visit their website or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operating out of Hotel Buanaventura, Playa del ingles, Sunsub Scuba diving school offer the full range of scuba diving courses which are internationally recognized, plus scuba diving off shore, scuba diving from a boat, and scuba diving at night.
For your information, based in San Águstin you will find www.divers-web.de