Try Scuba Diving with Island Watersports, Lanzarote

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Scuba Try Dives

Imagine the excitment and trepidation of taking your first underwater breaths in scuba gear and experiencing the wonders, joys and amazement of the underwater world. You'll hear your breathing, see your own bubbles and your instructor will safely guide you through this intriguing world full of fish: shoals salima and bream, beautiful damsel fish, the mesmirizing cuttlefish fluoresing in front of you or even an Angel shark just swimming past. Who knows what you'll see!

To scuba dive you must be medically fit to dive. The medical form has recently been updated. You can download the new medical form and physician guidance here.

You can choose from a single try dive or the SSI Basic Diver. Here's what's invloved:

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Try Dive

You'll be provided with all the equipment you're going to need to dive to a maximum depth of 6m!

Your instructor will set up the kit and explain everything you need to know in the dive briefing.

There will be info on the dive kit, the marine life, some basic scuba skills and techniques, such as breathing, equalising your ears and clearing your mask.

You'll know what to do and most importantly what not to do!

Never hold your breath!

SSI Basic Diver

You'll also be provided with all the equipment you're going to need and your friendly instructor who will do the dive briefing.
Your dive briefing will cover all the important aspects just the same as for a try dive. This time, there will be a little bit of online theory to complete first that covers the basics.
There will also be a couple of basic skills to lean in the shallows first, such as clearing the mask of some water and how to recover your regulator (the bit you breathe through). This will be done in a maximum depth of 6m. After this you'll repeat the skills and go to a maximum depth of 12m. You're already on your way to becoming a Scuba Diver!

Diver level:Try Dive
Minimum age:10yrs with parental consent
Max depth:6m
Dive type:Shore Dive
Price:70,00 Euros
your diving instructor
certificate of achievement
Diver level:SSI Basic Diver
Minimum age:10yrs with parental consent
Max depth:12m
Dive type:Shore Dive
Price:110,00 Euros
your diving instructor

Frequently Asked Questions Flying After Scuba Divig

What do I need to bring with me?

- Please come wearing your swimwear and bring your clothes & a towel!
- Your signed diver medical form.

What time?

Please come to Island Watersports Dive Centre for 14:30.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, you need to be able to swim and be confident in the sea.

What if I have more questions?

Please email with any other questions.

Flying after scuba diving, what do I need to know?

When scuba diving you are breathing compressed (pressurised) air, also by being underwater your body is in a pressurised environment, just like when you are in a plane. So before you can fly home your body needs time to readjust; we call if "off-gasing".

We recommend leaving 24 hours between diving and flying, even though the industry standard is only 12 hours for a single dive and 18 hours for two dives on the same day.

TRY DIVE Vouchers

Know someone who wants to try scuba diving?
You can buy them an Island Watersports Try Dive Voucher today!

Some Dos and Don'ts of Scuba!

- Don't fly within 24 hours of diving
- Don't forget your swimwear
- Don't hold your breath
- Don't drink alcohol the night before

- Do book early, you might want to do more!
- Do remember your signed diver medical form
- Do breathe normally
- Do listen to you instructor
- Do have a great time and do tell everyone about it!
- Do the Scuba Diver course 😍