Daily Boat and Shore Dives Available

Dive up to 3 times a day! We have dives available: Monday – Saturday at 9:00, 11:30 and 15:00. 

Free Nitrox 30%

Maximise your dive time! Take advantage of our free Nitrox and dive with 30% and don’t let your no-stop limits shorten your dive! 

Dive in Small Groups

The most important thing to us is your safety. For this reason we dive in small groups. Our groups are split according to certification level.

Dive Lanzarote All Year Round

Lanzarote is fortunate to have a 12-month diving season! We are open all 52 weeks of the year! 

Daily Boat and Shore Dives Available

Dive up to 3 times a day! We have dives available: Monday – Saturday at 9:00, 11:30 and 15:00. 

Free Nitrox 30%

Maximise your dive time! Take advantage of our free Nitrox and dive with 30% and don’t let your no-stop limits shorten your dive! 

Dive in Small Groups

The most important thing to us is your safety. For this reason we dive in small groups. Our groups are split according to certification level.

Dive Lanzarote All Year Round

Lanzarote is fortunate to have a 12-month diving season! We are open all 52 weeks of the year! 

PUERTO DEL CARMEN DIVE SITES

  • SSI Dive Centre Lanzarote - Lanzarote Dive Sites

    Location Location Location

    Our dive centre is located just 2 minutes walk from the best dives in Lanzarote, our house reefs Playa Chica and El Poril. Enjoy the use of our facilities before and after your dives, including hot showers, toilet, lockers and indoor changing facilities.

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    Free boat diving in Puerto Del Carmen

    Dive from our custom built trimaran hard boat. Enjoy daily boat dives at no extra charges for diving in Puerto Del Carmen.

  • Free Nitrox 30% Lanzarote - Dive with Nitrox

    Free Nitrox 30%

    Certified to dive on Nitrox? Dive your dives on Nitrox 30%! Not Nitrox certified? Read more about it here: Learn about Nitrox

  • Daily Guided Dives for Certified Divers - Fun Diving Lanzarote

    Daily Dives Available

    We dive Monday to Saturday at 9:00, 11:30 and 15:00. Meeting at the dive centre 30 minutes before to prepare our equipment and for dive briefing. Both shore and boat dives available.

  • Small diving groups in Lanzarote - Manta Diving Lanzarote

    Safety first - Small Groups

    The most important thing to us is your safety. For this reason we dive in small groups. Our groups are split according to certification level.

  • Diving Schedule Lanzarote - Manta Diving Lanzarote

    Flexible Diving Schedule

    The one thing that is out of our control is the weather forecast! For this reason we have a flexible diving schedule. On the day we select the best dive site depending on the conditions. If there's a particular dive site you want to visit get in touch with us beforehand and we will do our best to arrange it!

COME AND DIVE WITH US!

Learn more about our dive sites in Puerto Del Carmen – click the photos below! 

Dive Sites Schedule

Mon

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 Harbour Wrecks

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Ritchie's Reef

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    14:30 Tiñosa Wrecks

tues

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 La Pared

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Punta Tiñosa

  • Shore Dive Lanzarote - Dive Lanzarote with Manta Diving Lanzarote - The only dive centre in Puerto Del Carmen with free nitrox, custom trimaran hard boat

    14:30 Cathedral

Wed

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 Los Arcos

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Punta Tiñosa Cave

  • Shore Dive Lanzarote - Dive Lanzarote with Manta Diving Lanzarote - The only dive centre in Puerto Del Carmen with free nitrox, custom trimaran hard boat

    14:30 El Poril

Thurs

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 Harbour Wrecks

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Ritchie's Reef

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    14:30 Tiñosa Wrecks

Fri

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 La Pared

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Ritchie's Reef

  • Shore Dive Lanzarote - Dive Lanzarote with Manta Diving Lanzarote - The only dive centre in Puerto Del Carmen with free nitrox, custom trimaran hard boat

    14:30 Grouper Run

Sat

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    8:30 Los Arcos

  • Boat Dive - Lanzarote Dive Sites - Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Underwater Museum

    10:45 Punta Tiñosa Cave

We also have shore dives available in the morning. Contact us for more information.

Book Fun Dives

The best dive sites in Lanzarote are found in Playa Chica, in Puerto del Carmen. Our dive centre is only 100 metres from the beach. From here there are over 10 dives available from both boat and shore. Some of the most popular dive sites are: Waikiki, Harbour Wrecks, Ritchies Reef, Punta Tiñosa, Blue Hole, Cathedral and El Poril. 

For each dive we meet at the dive centre, where you will prepare the diving equipment inside the dive centre and then put it into the van. Afterwards you will have a briefing after the dive site you are about to visit from your diving instructor. Then we will stroll down to the beach, where your equipment will already be waiting for you! And from where we also board our own custom built trimaran hard boat.

When we finish the dive we will return to the dive centre to prepare the equipment for the second dive and also rest for the surface interval.

Lanzarote has an ecosystem with a lot of marine life: it is home to a wide variety of species.

During your dives you will be able to see large species such as angel sharks, different types of rays that include stingrays, eagle rays, torpedo rays or butterfly rays (if you are lucky you can also see the Manta ray here – although sightings are rare!), groupers, barracudas, amberjack and bonito; if you prefer the smaller life, it really is great for macro lovers here! Some of the things you may encounter include: colourful nudibranchs, seahorses, Canarian damselfish, garden eels, cuttlefish, octopus amongst other species.

Lanzarote offers dive sites both from shore and from boat, suitable for all levels.

From first time divers to advanced level deep dives, going through beginners courses such as the open water course or continuing your education with the Advanced Adventurer or specialty diver programs, we have a lot of options for you.

You can do up to 3 dives per day, we have 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. 

After diving it is recommended to wait before flying:

After doing 1 dive you must wait at least 12 hours before flying.

After repetitive dives and/or several days at least 18 hours before flying.

Any decompression dives you must wait at least 24 hours. 

Visibility can change based on tides, currents, and wind, but year-round visibility typically averages at least 15 to 20 metres.

The water temperature varies between the maximum of 24º in summer and the minimum of 18º in winter.

At depths below 25 metres we can occasionally find thermoclines.

Generally in the summer months we recommend diving with a 5mm full wetsuit and in the winter months a 7mm full wetsuit. We have a mixture of both types of wetsuits from Cressi and Aqualung available for rent in our dive centre. 

Air is what we normally use to breathe in recreational diving (21% oxygen – 79% nitrogen).

Nitrox or Enriched Air Nitrox is when the oxygen in the mix has been increased from 21% to reduce the amount of nitrogen. In recreational diving we use mixes ranging from 22-40%. Here at Manta Diving Lanzarote we use 30%, we find this is the best mix for diving in Lanzarote, as it allows you to dive to 35.9 metres and increases your no stop limits to give you plenty of time on the reef at 30 metres.

In Lanzarote, Nitrox is really useful especially on repetitive dives, so that on your second dive of the day, you have plenty of time at 30 metres to explore! 

To dive with us, we need to see: 

  • your certification card
  • diving insurance (if you don’t have any, we can arrange it for you) 
  • medical form (we will email you a copy of the RSTC medical which you can complete online before you arrive in Lanzarote. If you have certain health conditions you will need a doctor’s certificate stating that you are fit to dive before we can take you diving (dated within the past 12 months). If you aren’t sure get in touch with us and we can advise you!)

You can come in your own car. We have two car parks very close to the dive centre, one right next to Playa Chica at the end of Calle Bajamar and the other just a 2-minute walk from the dive centre, in the harbour’s car park.

If you come by public transport, there are several buses that stop near our diving centre. The nearest one is the Biosfera shopping centre. 

No, the diving in Lanzarote is suitable for all levels!

If you’ve never dived before the best option is a Try Scuba in Playa Chica bay.

If you’ve got your open water licence some of the dive sites that you may enjoy are the Harbour Wall, El Poril, Punta Tiñosa, Waikiki and La Pared. 

If you are Advanced or above you can dive all the dive sites in Lanzarote! Some of the most popular are the Harbour Wrecks, Ritchies Reef, Blue Hole, Cathedral, Punta Tiñosa, Los Arcos and La Pared. 

 

The maximum depth will depend on your diving certification. For Open Water level, the maximum depth will