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Davy Jones Diving

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Calle Luis Velasco 36-38 | Playa de Arinaga, Aguimes, 35118, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 699 72 15 84
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good diving with professional dive centre

Great place to dive on Gran Canaria. So handy for the El Cabron Marine Nature Reserve, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian G
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Gateshead
Great dive centre

I did a two day dive with this dive centre. All the staff were lovely and very patient. I hadn’t... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ElaineWB
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Birmingham UK
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They are based away from the main tourist resorts in the town of Arinaga, as this is where some of the best dive sites in Gran Canaria can be found. They are based in Casa Limon, a spacious, relaxed property with a large garden where you can prepare your kit, and relax in style between and after your dives. The underwater landscape in Arinaga is dramatic and varied and is rated as one of the best places to dive in the Canaries because of the variety and volume of marine life you can encounter. You can swim through arches, explore caves, or seek out creatures such as angel sharks, rays, morays, barracudas, sea-horses and much more. The waters are sub-tropical which means that many of the fish are brightly coloured, and diving takes place all year round with February being the coldest month. This PADI 5-star Dive centre has been awarded two certificates of excellence, and the shallower dives sites are excellent for PADI Training courses from snorkeling, through discover dives (try-dives) up to the full range of PADI Courses including PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Courses. The marine life is so good here that in winter some students have even seen angel sharks sleeping during the day in the sea-water training pool!
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“marine reserve” (31 reviews)
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“angel sharks” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Calle Luis Velasco 36-38 | Playa de Arinaga, Aguimes, 35118, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 699 72 15 84
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to dive on Gran Canaria. So handy for the El Cabron Marine Nature Reserve, which is probably the best diving on the island. Everything went very smoothly. Very good communications beforehand. Hotel pick-up and return very straightforward. Good quality wetsuits. (I had my...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a two day dive with this dive centre. All the staff were lovely and very patient. I hadn’t dived since I completed mY AOW in October last year and my buoyancy was poor to start with.They were all really helpful. The marine reserve...More

Thank ElaineWB
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was picked up every day at my hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially as conditions for getting in and out of the water were not so easy.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

My wife and I did 3.5 days diving with the team at Davy Jones Diving. All the staff were friendly, helpful, and good humoured in their work. It's a go with the flow atmosphere, if you know what you're doing you can just get on...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I had a great time with these guys. All of the staff was nice and helpfull. The PADI Open Water course took me three days and I think I coudn't find any better spot on the island.

Thank Dutch_Travelerr
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divebrian, Owner at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Dutch_Travelerr, thanks for your nice comment and congratulations again for completing your Open Water Course!!! Best wishes, Jessica

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Dived in Feb 2018 with Davy Jones Locker at Arinaga. Enjoyed dives though weather mixed & bit windy.Instructors Brett & Eduardo are excellent.They pointed out lots of different species.Safety was good, dive briefs were straight forward..Saw large octopus, angel sharks, black sting ray, trumpet fish...More

Thank Sheila F
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divebrian, Owner at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hello Sheila, I am so glad that you both enjoyed your diving with us, despite the poor conditions. We are lucky that with so much variety of life about underwater in Arinaga that even on days when the conditions are below normal we can still...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Customers be aware! You will not go diving for Davy Jones Locker as presumed - by only me admittedly. That being said, we still had a fantastic diving experience with well informed instructors. I felt completely comfortable after years of not diving, so I got...More

Thank Christopher P
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divebrian, Owner at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hello Christopher!, I am sorry if we did not meet some of your expectations... but I am not sure which ones we failed on ?.. Did you expect to dive from a boat? or are you confusing us with 'Davy Jones Locker' in Thailand in...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic outfit! All the staff were welcoming and helpful from the outset. Booked the advanced open water course having completed open water in UK. Day one was spent getting back into things, a couple of fun dives (no doubt testing that we weren't...More

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Jessica B, Front Office Manager at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hello Cleopatra & Jerry, thanks for your comment. We will be delighted to see you again in El Cabron marine reserve and find each surprise that the ocean here in Arinaga has to offer both in winter as well as in summer. Best wishes, Jessica

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my family did a test dive, which was really great. None of us has dived before, but we all felt totally secure and comfortable. One guide supported 2 of us and another the other 2. We saw some really cool fish, including Barracuda,...More

Thank Erik B
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Jessica B, Front Office Manager at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hello Erik, thanks for your comment. We are happy you enjoyed your first dive here in the El Cabron marine reserve and that you felt secure and comfortable and we will be delighted to see you again diving with us and find new surprise. Best...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Me and my son were diving with Davy Jones in November. My son did his advanced open water and together we did the Nitrox course. We chose Dave Jones because a friend recommended Raymond Hermans as an excellent dive master and teacher. We spend an...More

Thank Philipp S
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Jessica B, Front Office Manager at Davy Jones Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hello Philipp, thanks for your nice words. We hope too see you again soon diving with us. Yes, there is plenty to see and each day is a new surprise for us as well. Best wishes, Jessica

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danny7147
5 July 2017|
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Response from divebrian | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open all year round, so December will be fine. We do not require any deposit ourselves, but if you choose to do the PADI e-learning then the price is around €130 per person, and you can sign up using the link... More
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Pedro-and-Kimbo
12 October 2016|
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Response from divebrian | Property representative |
Hello Peter, Thanks for the questions. During November we are currently fully booked for the weeks commencing 7th and 14th November. After that we will probably only do one or two days of wreck diving in Las Palmas or Mogan... More
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linda c
15 September 2016|
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Response from divebrian | Property representative |
Hi Linda, The normal full course is four days, but if your son does the work in the pool, then we have 'Go-Warm' which is the four Open Water dives over just two days. For this he just needs the standard PADI Referral... More
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