Learn to Dive with Island Watersports, Lanzarote

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

Learn to Dive with IWS

Learn to dive wtih Island Watersports Dive Centre and you'll have lots of fun, a fantastic and memorable holiday, followed by lots more fun diving holidays!

Our house reef is sheltered and shallow and is absolutely ideal for learning to dive and as you'll be in the Atlantic Ocean, who knows what you might see passing by!

You need to be able to swim 200m and be medically fit to dive. You can download the new medical form and physician guidance here.

Below you will find information on the SSI Open Water Course and it's sub-set course the SSI Scuba Diver Course. There are frequently asked questions and their answers and if you have any other questions then please email us and ask.

The SSI Open Water Diver Course

The SSI Open Water Diver course is the full introductory scuba divng course, that teaches you all the foundational knowledge and skills to enable you to safely dive with a buddy to 18m. The diving theory is all completed online before you come and if there's something you don't understand then your friendly IWS instructor team is here to help. It usually takes 4-5 days to complete.

SSI Open Water Diver Course

Learn to dive in Lanzarote with the safe, friendly IWS Team. The SSI Open Water Diver Course takes 4-5 days so it's best to book in advance.

You can complete your e-learning before your arrive and then we'll be able to jump straight in (well you'll find that we actually stride in rather than jump!).

Skills include: mask clearing, regulator recovery, kit removal and replace, neutral buoyancy, different entry/exit techniques, descents and ascents, buddy checks, emergency procedures, and much more...

Everything you need is included in the price: e-learning, dive equipment and insurance.

Contact us now to book your place & receive your e-learning.


Diver Course:SSI Open Water Diver Course
Prerequisities:able to swim and medically fit to dive
Minimum Age:18 years; 10-17 years with parental consent
Duration:4-5 days and e-learning
Max certification depth:18m
Cost:455,00 Euros



Dive Sites with BSAC Lanzarote

The SSI Scuba Diver Course

If you are short on time then perhaps the Supervised Scuba Diver course is for you, as it is a sub-set of the Open Water Course and takes only 2-3 days. Upon completion you will be certified to dive with a dive professional to a depth no greater than 12m.



Dive Sites with BSAC Lanzarote

SSI Scuba Diver course

The SSI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the full Open Water Diver course and takes only 2-3 days to complete; perfect when time is short.

If time is short we can jump in straight away however the e-learning must be completed that first day. You'll learn the core fundamentals of diving theory and some core scuba skills too.

How to set up you kit, entry/exit skills, buddy checks, safe ascents and descents, mask clearing, regulator recovery and more

Contact us now to book your place & receive your e-learning.


Diver Course:SSI Scuba Diver
Prerequisities:able to swim and medically fit to dive
Minimum Age:18 years; 10-17 years with parental consent
Duration:2-3 days and e-learning
Max certification depth:12m with a dive professional
Cost:280,00 Euros






Download the new medical form and physician guidance notes here.



Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do before I come?

You need to complete your e-learning and then sign, date and return your diver training forms and medical form. If you need to be seen by a physician but did not have time to see one before you come over, then we can organise for a diver medical here on the island for only 25,00 Euros.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please come wearing your swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel & sun protection with you. We also love it when you come with enthusiasm and focus as your learning buddies.

How do I upgrade from Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver? What is the cost?

Please send us a copy of your training form, if you have one, so that we can see exactly which skills you have already completed. If you don't have the form, not to worry as we will assume the minimum and ensure that you cover all the necessary skills to become an Open Water Diver. If it has been more then 12 months then you will need to start over. The cost to upgrade from Scuba diver to Open Water Diver is 280,00 Euros

I have completed my Pool/Confined sessions and now want to complete my Open Water dives in Lanzarote? How do I do it and what is the cost?

Please email us a copy of your signed training form and bring the original with you. We can then complete your 4 open water dives. The cost is 250,00 Euros.

Still have questions?

Then please email them to val@divelanzarote.com