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Beginners Scuba Diving Experience in Gran Canaria
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Beginners Scuba Diving Experience in Gran Canaria

By Blue Water Diving
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Learning to scuba dive can feel daunting, but during this half-day beginner’s lesson—led by a qualified instructor—feel comfortable getting to grips with the underwater activity in a small group capped at eight. Start with a briefing, learn the basics, and then take part in an introductory dive for a comprehensive introductory dive experience.
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Ages 10-85, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Learn to scuba dive during a half-day beginner-friendly lesson in Gran Canaria
  • Small group format guarantees personalized attention from your instructor
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from select hotels is included
  • All necessary equipment is provided for safety and ease

  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • We do not include a pick up or drop off service from hotels.


Start:
  • Blue Water Diving, Calle Olimpicos, C. Doreste y Molina, s/n, 35130 Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    Meeting at the scuba diving centre. Blue Water Diving
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12120P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Diving within 12 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • Minimum age - 10 years old
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Blue Water Diving
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      Joined in April 2015
    • corinnag890
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Divemaster Internship - Instructor!
      Did my divemaster internship here then ended up taking an IDC/IE to complete my instructors- best decision ever, was helped all the way through the IDC by great instructors and an amazing course director! Kate was really flexible as I was able to stay 3 months instead of the 5 weeks planned! The accommodation provided is in a nice area with only a short walk to shops, bars and beaches. Saw a turtle, many angles sharks , stingrays and butterfly rays on my dives! It’s hard work sometimes but that’s to be expected in diving- you learn a lot and gain so much confidence in diving and yourself. Overall a really great experience and was really sad to leave as met some amazing people here and made friends for life :)
      Written 8 February 2024
    • michellevC1067ZK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great divecentre!
      For anyone wondering is this place is worth the visit, it sure is! I went there in September, starting my journey to be instructor! I started off with my dive master internship en straight onto my idc! I had no clue what to expect, but it sure paid off! I had the best time during my courses, made friends for life and enjoyed every moment of it! At the beginning of November, I finished my IE and became an instructor. Kate and Chris were so kind to let me hang on for a bit and gain some experience teaching. I had the pleasure of giving my first courses in a place I knew well. I left in December to start my new journey as an instructor in Bonaire. So the internship was absolutely worth it. And even now Kate and Chris still check in once in a while to wish me luck and see what im doing! So i’m very thankful for what this place did for me!
      Written 8 February 2024
    • erinhB6415WU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Best Month of my Life x
      My experience as an divemaster intern, was honestly the best month of my life! I’ve made life long friends as well as incredible diving contacts, I learned so much and became the diver I am today because of Kate and Chris! Which has helped my work/dive in amazing places around the world. Hands down the best diving experience in Gran Carina! I love this shop and the owners/staff are absolutely brilliant, professional, knowledgeable, happy friendly faces, and great divers! If I could re-live my experience I would jump at the opportunity!! Their teaching/tours, guides/ courses and everything they have to offer is outstanding and I can’t wait to bring my family back to Gran Carina with me next time, so they can experience what Blue Water Diving has to offer too!! ❤️🥰 If you have the chance check this place out!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🤍🤍
      Written 7 February 2024
    • 903caseyp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic diving
      Fell in love with the life style there. Great location in Puerto Rico. Dive sites are great. The team showed me everything I needed make my dreams come true!
      Written 6 February 2024
    • dominikadA8628GF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dive Master Internship
      I visited Blue Water Diving for a Dive Master internship and it was the most amazing experience in my life. I have learnt so much and really became a better diver. The owners Chris and Kate are the most amazing and sweet people you can meet and the instructors there Eileen and Gilles are extremly professional and will help you with anything you might need. It was everything I dreamt of and even more. I will for sure be back there for more dives and I recommend this dive center to anyone who would like to dive in a professional and friendly atmosphere.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Nel234567
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Divemaster Internship was not as expected
      Where to begin... this review only pertains to the Divemaster Internship. 1. Lack of clear communication: From the get-go, I felt like there was no clear communication. In email correspondences, I had to be the one to ask questions while receiving vague responses - information had to be requested. I also struggled with the lack of communication from one of the instructors. There were many dives in which no dive plan was discussed, or was discussed extremely haphazardly at the dive site while the other dive group is getting geared up. There were several times in which I didn't know who my buddy was, let alone which dive group I was going with. This is absolutely not okay. I always felt very stressed when going in the water. There were also SO MANY THINGS that were not explained at all and I was expected to know, which I got yelled and reprimanded for. There were 'beer fines' where marks were given if anybody did anything wrong. This created a very tense atmosphere for me - absolutely no praises, but only telling me what I did wrong. There was no clear training for things like the steps to deal with clients - all had to learn on the go. 2. Accommodation: I had a pit in my stomach the moment I stepped foot into the accommodation. I was told shared accommodation with a kitchen - what they failed to mention was how they have you sleeping in a 6-person room with barely enough space to lay your suitcase down. The space the interns live in is in Kate's garage. Towards the second half of my internship, there were over 10 people sharing one bathroom along with a kitchen with only 2 burners and very limited kitchenware. There is a cleaning lady that comes once every 2 weeks, but with that many people, the bathroom was always a sopping mess. Not to mention tons of dead cockroaches on the floor every morning, and live ones almost every day. There were 2 tiny fans provided in the room, no AC or at least a real fan. Also found it weird to sleep in the same room as one of the instructors (who apparently also sleeps with interns)??? I ended up buying my own toilet paper, paper towels, dish towels etc. which is fine, but should've been mentioned beforehand. Had Kate given a more in-depth explanation of the accommodations, I might have had a chance to consider my options or at least mentally prepare myself. There were many times where I wish I could've afforded to stay at the hotel down the road. 3. Lack of orientation/organization: There was absolutely no onboarding process. Right on day one you were in the water. I expected a break-down of when trainings were happening and when my time would be dedicated for the clients. The only discussion to be had was payment right off the bat. I felt trapped. Also, very little information was shared with the interns. Why is there no shared spreadsheet/whiteboard with a weekly schedule or at least daily schedule so everyone knows what is going on? Why is none of the gear labelled? Every single day interns had to deal with leaky gear. We only knew what we were doing right before it was happening, not even for the entire day. Same goes for the accommodation. Seemed like every new intern had to figure out things for themselves - there was no system to strip old sheets etc.. The current interns would hog all the cupboard and drawer spaces - no system to make space for new interns. Also when I first arrived, I wasn't taken to the grocery store until a full 30 hours later - barely survived on granola bars for 4 meals. 4. Lack of consideration/unprofessionalism + safety concerns: It was very ironic how we were reading PADI material stating safety was of the utmost importance while also being told to dive when we were sick. There was a particular day where I could not equalize but was told to go dive because there were a lot of clients and they needed my help - I did not feel like I could stand my ground. My concerns were dismissed and I felt like I had no choice in the matter. Every boat dive felt like we were in the military. We were expected to gear up ASAP and get in the water and would be yelled at to hurry up. This caused SO MUCH unnecessary stress without enough time to do proper buddy checks. I would always have a pit in my stomach on the boat, mentally going through all the steps to do everything as fast as possible. Is this the conducive learning environment you want to create? 5. Clients were always above interns: The shop is always full of clients, so I always felt like our trainings were the bottom priority. Only when there was time and only when there weren't any clients, we would receive training. If a client came last minute and there wasn't enough gear, one of the interns had to stay back. If the client's gear was leaky, it would be switched out with an intern's. Also, interns had to be snorkel guides. I led snorkeling at least 5-6 times. I paid to be here and yet here I am leading snorkeling for other clients while not getting paid to do it. Felt like a massive waste of time. Clearly unpaid labor. As interns, we were ALWAYS filling tanks - could not even enjoy a 15 minute lunch break because we had to run to fill up tanks. We had to prepare all the clients' gear and wash gear and set up/take down the shop - which I'm fine with helping out with but not doing everything. We were running the entire shop while instructors and owners sat at the desk. Besides 2 instructors and Kate and Chris, there are no other full time staff. They rely on interns to do everything. Ironic how it felt like an unpaid internship yet I paid to be there. Also, Chris and one of the instructors regularly made sexist comments that were hard to ignore. One of the instructors was actively pursuing and sleeping with another intern. It's hard for me to imagine that Kate isn't aware of this behavior. Felt very predatory and unsafe. 6. Training: Honestly, the training felt mediocre. There were so many skills I should've practiced with them beforehand, but never got a chance to. Felt more like independent learning from videos and from other interns. Some trainings were not clear at all and I definitely do not feel very prepared as a Divemaster. 7. Unrelated to dive shop - but the visibility is absolutely abysmal. I could not get over how terrible the visibility was. I am usually quite flexible and understanding, but this experience was extremely uncomfortable. I felt like blindsided and unvalued. I guess I had never been in a situation where nobody cared or looked out for me before. Absolutely would not recommend unless you are okay with everything I've stated.
      Written 6 January 2024
    • AliZumba
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Last minute booking, great choice!
      A last-minute decision to bus it into Puerto Rico, from Vacendario with no real plan, when we came across Blue Water Diving. We were made to feel really welcome by the staff, (even the grumpy Northener owner was a pussycat really😅 ) All the equipment was provided and of a high standard. The short boat trip to the reef was great fun, and the hour-long snorkelling session was wonderful. I'd highly recommend calling in and taking a trip out.
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    • Flyer24701847630
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfektes Anfänger-Training
      3 teachers accompanied me and gave me a lot of security Gilles conjured up my initial panic by making eye contact and breathing with me Incredibly, the first time I saw squid, giant rays & countless fish Thx 4 this unforgettable experience!!
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    • DaveK88
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding dive centre!
      Whilst on holiday I joined Blue Water Diving for a mornings diving for qualified divers and they were flawless from start to finish! I hadn't planned to dive so I hadn't made a booking and I didn't have any kit with me. Kate was really helpful on the phone and got me booked in at pretty short notice. On arrival the hire equipment was all in excellent condition and the boat was immaculate, which is always reassuring! Briefings from the boat captain, instructor and dive master were all very clear and no corners were cut with regards to safety. The dives were brilliant. The water is very warm and clear, there's plenty to see and the conditions weren't challenging making it two all-round enjoyable dives. The instructor and dive master kept the group together nicely, pointed out a lot of interesting things and kept an eye on our air and NDL. The dives were of a decent length and depth. As soon as we surfaced the boat was ready and waiting. I cannot fault Blue Water Diving at all and I'll be straight back next time I'm in the area. I've been on some holiday dives where safety and equipment can be a little too relaxed but this is the opposite. I wish I'd had the time to join them on more dives. Thank you!
      Written 19 September 2023
    • katedB5795PJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly, professional team, top notch equipment, fabulous diving! I can't wait to dive with these guys again!
      I did 18 dives with Blue Water Diving. Everyone is so friendly, safety conscious and there are so many different dives with an amazing assortment of fish, eels and rays to see. I rented top quality dive equipment and always feel safe in their hands. My partner is a nervous diver but was put at ease by his dive guide. The boat is outside the dive centre which makes it so easy and quick to load up. I can't wait to dive again with Blue Water Diving!
      Written 14 September 2023
    • S9070JEmatthewh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Loads of time spent in the water going along the man made reed. Joel the instructor was great pointing out and identifying the different fish. Great afternoon out!
      Written 12 September 2023
    • V6104NPchrisw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience. Great value. Great people ( In no particular order). Will book again!
      Excellent! Can’t recommend them highly enough. Friendly, helpful team who kindly took me out for a confirmatory dive first due to being a little rusty. Then onto a nice sunken wreck in amazing visibility! String Ray, a couple of Moray Eels, Barracuda and many more besides. Even got to see a yellow submarine 😳. Was also able to hire a GoPro and will post photos of the dive and wildlife once I’ve downloaded them. I’ll be back and am recommending you to my friends who are out in Puerto Rico later on in the year too. Thanks again for a great morning. Chris
      Written 8 September 2023
    • bali129
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      2 dives during the morning including ship wreck visit
      2 dives in the morning. Great experiences, great team! Both dives were from boat.One at the nearby rocks the 2nd one at a ship wreck! It was amazing!
      Written 6 September 2023
    • kirstmegcoxx
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable
      I leave Gran Canaria tomorrow and wish to say how wonderful a holiday I have had, everyone at the dive centre have contributed to the awesome time I have had, you have made my time here second to none! Kate and Chris are so beautiful as are all their instructors. I am truly grateful and so so pleased that I chose Blue Eater Diving centre, the best ❤️ see you all next year, I’m already counting down the days xx
      Written 28 August 2023
    • kiwi D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      It’s our first trying out snorkeling. Joel is very considerate and nice, trying to take care of us all the time and also very well prepared. It’s very enjoyable for us for sure!
      Written 19 August 2023
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    Multik
    Kyiv, Ukraine2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great team, awesome place, wonderful people and a professional and safe approach to their work! They quickly confirm the possibility and within an hour after the first contact I trained and dived. This is my second dive in life, and it impressed me very much even after the parachute jump two hours before. Caroline is the best mentor and clever girl! Thanks so much guys!
    Written 4 February 2020
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    Sinead
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Today we went with Blue Water Diving for a beginners scuba diving session. Chris collected us from our hotel at half 8 and we knew straight away we were in for a great time. We’d never scuba dived before and Chris, Erin and John (and the rest of the crew) minded us so well. They kitted us out, brought us down to the bay, went through our briefing and got us into the sea. There were 4 of us in our group, Chris was our dive instructor, John was our dive master and we were in the safest hands. They were so calm which in turn rubbed off on us. Chris and his crew were just as delighted as we were that we got on so well. Himself and John kept eyes on us at all times in the water pointing out all the different sea-life and making sure we were all doing okay. Chris kept the encouragement going even under the water with rounds of applause. We 100% recommend diving with Blue Water Diving and if we’re ever back in Gran Canaria or want to do any dive training, we know where we’ll be heading to. Thanks again Chris, Erin, John and the rest of the Blue Water Diving crew for making sure we had such an enjoyable experience.
    Written 4 September 2022
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    budrick23000
    Livingston2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Me and my daughter and niece done our first even dive and it was amazing experience. We felt at ease as my daughter was very nervous and scared but Kate and team where amazing and she completed the dive and wants to do it again. I would highly recommend blue water diving to anyone who wants to try scuba diving. Thx
    Written 22 June 2022
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    Anna Samantha G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We (family of 5, age 12 to 41) took an introductary dive from Amadores beach. The instruktors are very competent and we felt safe diving with them. We were in good hands all the time. The dive was a great experience with a lot of fish and clear water as we came out and passed the pier. We can highly recommend Blue Water Diving!! 💯🤙🏻
    Written 2 August 2023
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    Eddie
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Couples
    We got picked up from the bus station and immediately met the instructor who set up the trip. He drove us to get the equipment after we came to pick up some coffee while meeting the rest of the diving group who were all really supportive.
    We learned the basics and without much theory just learned by doing. We felt safe through the whole experience even if it was frightening it first to go in such depths it was well worth it.
    We saw a lot of maritime life and beautiful reefs while diving.
    Would gladly come back.
    Written 23 February 2021
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    Astrid H
    Torre del Mar, Spain1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are eager to test diving I would highly recommend the team at Blue Water Diving! I felt safe from start till we finished. It was such good fun and gave me a desire to dive more. Very good and professional atmosphere in the team as well as a lot of smiles! Thanks a lot for making my first dive so great!
    Written 28 March 2023
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    Megan R
    Galicia, Spain4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely AMAZING! My diving instructor, Keko, was extremely informative, patient, and caring. As a first time diver, I was anxious, somewhat scared, and Keko assured me that I was in good hands and he was right!!! He walked me through each step in preparation for my experience. Keko repeated the steps until I felt 100% comfortable to begin the dive. When I tell you, I felt so comfortable and that I was protected, that’s an understatement. I felt like I was with family. Truly an experience I will never forget!! Thank you Blue Water and Keko!!
    Written 24 July 2021
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    Michael B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful time with Our two guides Gecko and Raffa. Everything happend at our pace and most important we never felt unsafe or insecure at any point.
    At the end time was really flying by and we went under water for 35 Minutes straight.
    Awesome experience!!
    Written 15 September 2021
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    Mika
    San Agustin, Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Family
    Wonderfull respons from day one. Easy booking and contact for support with transport. Great easy-going crew, with instructors for every one that needed help. Even the most frightened got the support needed to go thru with the whole dive.🥰
    Love to recommend this crew for all beginners.
    Photos got some improvement thou but they where cheap so it's worth it anyway😉
    Written 26 September 2021
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    Wim D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Family
    Very good, experienced and professional team. We felt very comfortabele thanks to the prior instructions and the step by step approach, where there is always checked whether everyone is OK. Always room to ask clarifications, good explanations about why and how. When diving, you are shown where to look at, and there are very regular checks so that you feel safe. Thanks for the splendid day. Isaure, Febe and Wim
    Written 14 April 2022
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