About Island Watersports, Lanzarote

Diver surrounded by salema Giant stride in at Playa Chica Group diving with Island Watersports Lanzarote

About Island Watersports Dive Centre, Lanzarote

Here at Island Watersports Dive Centre, IWS for short, we are passionate about all things diving and making sure that you have a fun, safe time with us is top of our list!

Island Watersports Dive Centre is a fully licensed dive centre, authorised by the Canarian government. We are based in the harbour at Puerto del Carmen with all the benefits of boat dives right outside our door and an amazing house reef suitable for try dives and training dives as well as giving access to some of the best dive sites on the island such as the Blue Hole, Black Beach and the Harbour Wrecks. You'll soon discover that the dive centre is located immediately above the Harbour Wrecks one of which is embedded in the Harbour Wall beneath the dive centre! Check out the dive sites page for more info.

We offer lots of family fun too from introductory try dives to entry level courses and fun packed boat and shore diving for the certified divers and dive families out there. We prefer to keep the groups on the small side and this is especially true when it comes to the try dives and many of the courses too, including the first full certification course, the Open Water course. It also applies to many of the tec courses too. This way we ensure that you get the time and input that you need to succeed. Not diving with your own family then you'll be diving with the IWS family 😎

IWS is an SSI Training Center and a TDI Technical Diving Centre offering a full range of recreational, technical and professional courses, including our NEW Divemaster Internships; there really is something for everyone!
We offer BSAC courses, details of which can be found on our BSAC Lanzarote website. We are a BSAC Overseas Training Centre offering BSAC training as well as supporting BSAC divers and BSAC clubs. BSAC Lanzarote is proud to be the only BSAC Technical Dive Centre in the Canary Islands and we can offer the full range of both OC and CCR courses and the ***ALL NEW BSAC Advanced Wreck Course***.

We have a great team that I will introduce you to. Add to this the wonderful IWS facilities, amazing dive sites, excellent training opportunites and of course yourself and we have a winning combination.

Meet the IWS Team

Valerie will be responding to your emails, meeting & greeting you and generally making you feel at home. For a little bit of a break & relaxation she'll be guiding dives and running SSI diving courses too. You never know, she might also be the one to make you that nice cup of tea, coffee or Nesquick hot chocolate between the dives.

Paul is our full time TDI Techincal Instructor, ASSET service technician and gas blending Pump Monkey for all those Voodoo gas mixes that the tec divers like so much.

The IWS Dive Centre Facilities

The IWS facilities are really top notch, the dive centre is fully accessible and can easily accomodate large groups of divers as well as family groups, buddy pairs and individual divers looking to meet a new dive buddy on their diving adventures.

We have a new inviting reception area where you can sign in, buy your mandatory dive insurance or grab a quick cuppa. We now offer Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee & Nesquick hot chocolate as well as refreshing cold drinks & snacks; the divers special is a free cake with your drink!

Our changing room has toilets, a shower, storage space and lockers too for your small valuables; just leave your key in reception for safe keeping.

We also have an outdoor rinsing and hanging area with an outdoor shower for hosing down your dive gear, dry suit and you too!

The IWS Dive Shop is stocked up with all your diving essentials and some really nice non-essentials too! You decide which is which.

  • * masks, snorkels & other accessories
  • * slap straps
  • * mask anit-fog spray
  • * silicon grease, o-rings & more
  • * a selection of different mouth pieces
  • * SMBs, DSMBs & spools
  • * Fins & dive boots
  • * and in case the unthinkable happens; replacement mask and fin straps!
  • * Log books
  • * T-Shirts
  • * Hoodies
  • * Dive Computers
  • * choice of clips & bolts snaps
  • * selection of cookies & arrows
  • * Mini Aluminium Scuba Cylinders
    use as a dry safe underwater or for spares
    colours: red, purple, black, silver & blue

Can't see what you're after; please ask as we may well have it even if it's not out on display and if there's something we can improve then please take the time to tell one of us before you go.

Our new technician's servicing area is now located in the dive shop keeping the shop open and making it easier to help you out. It was also to make room for our second compressor and the nitrox membrane.

The IWS Dive Centre Compressor Room

Here's some information, both techy and not so techy, on our compressor room equipment.

Firstly, I would like to introduce you to BIG RED. She's our Bauer Poseidon P500S air compressor and yes, she's big & red and pumps air at upto 500 litres/minute.

Next up is Fillomeana. She's our Bauer FP fill panel and with 4 whips she soon whips those cylinders in to shape, I mean she soon fills those 4 cylinders to 200 bar.

Then we have Silent Running. She's our Coltri Sub MCH16 Minisilent, our second air compressor. As her names suggests she's quieter, albeit only relative, to BIG RED.

Working in partnership with Silent Running is Cool Runnings our Coltri Sub LP450 Nitrox Membrane. Cool Runnings provides you with Nitrox 30% for some cool diving run times.

Finally we have Mix N Match our Undersea mixed gases blending panel and Mister Pumpy, our booster pump who together can "mix n match" any gas you require. For the standard nitrox mixes and air we also have our Faber 50 litre banks, making it quicker to fill and easier to blend. Find out more on one of gas blending courses.

About IWS

- fully licensed legal dive centre
- all divers are welcome
- safety comes first
- SSI Dive Centre
- TDI Dive Centre
- now a BSAC Overseas Training Centre
- only BSAC Technical Centre in the Canaries
- technical diving and courses now available
- Divemaster Internships available
- dive shop with essentials & niceties too
- hot & cold drinks and snacks
- friendly dive banter & stories
- great diving, great people, great times!