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.

  • Free Nitrox 30% Lanzarote - Dive with Nitrox

    Free Nitrox 30%

    Certified to dive on Nitrox? Dive your dives on Nitrox 30%!

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

    Free boat diving in Puerto Del Carmen

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

  • 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

Monday

  • 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

tuesday

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

    8:30 El 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

Wednesday

  • 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

Thursday

  • 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

Friday

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

    8:30 El 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

Saturday

  • 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 Playa Chica Reef

There is also availability to do shore dives in the morning. Contact us for more information.

Manta Diving Lanzarote - Your dive centre in Lanzarote

Book Fun Dives

The best dive sites in Lanzarote are in Playa Chica, in Puerto del Carmen. Our dive centre is only 100 metres from the beach.

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.

Some of the dives that you can enjoy from shore are the Blue Hole, the Cathedral and the Orange Coral.

For boat dives we use a trimaran, our own hard boat that we had custom built for diving from Playa Chica. The ride to any of the dive locations is about 10 minutes and they are a mix of wall dives like Ritchie’s Place, Los Arcos and La Pared.

Boat dives are usually intended for advanced divers due to the depth, however, there are also some dives that are perfect for Open Water Divers (Punta Tiñosa, Waikiki or the Puerto del Carmen Wrecks). If you are Open Water certified and want to do more of the advanced dives, you can take your Advanced Adventurer or the Deep specialty and dive your dives on some of the deeper sites.

You can do two dives a day, and if we have one more planned in the afternoon, you can do that one as well! 

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.

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

Nitrox or EAN* is a gas to which a higher percentage of oxygen has been added to reduce the amount of nitrogen.

This allows us to extend the no stop limit of our dives. Here in Lanzarote it is particularly useful on repetitive dives, so that you aren’t limited as much at 30 metres on your second dive of the day. 

No, don’t worry! If you don’t have any equipment or you aren’t planning on travelling with yours we have everything you need here in the dive centre. 

However, many divers prefer to travel with their own equipment. In this case, you can wash and store your diving equipment in the dive centre during your stay.

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. 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. 

The maximum depth will depend on your diving certification. For Open Water level, the maximum depth will be 18 meters, while you can go up to 30 meters if you have the Advanced course (0r 40m with the Deep Diving Specialty).

Try Dives will have a maximum depth of 5 meters (and 12 meters if you do a second dive).