Scuba diving on Gran Canaria: go diving for the first time from Arinaga

Experience diving for the your first time on Gran Canaria and go on an underwater expedition in the El Cabrón Marine Reserve. You will learn the basics of water sports in the company of an experienced diving instructor on the course that lasts 3 to 4 hours. You then go for a dive of about 40 minutes in the Atlantic Ocean. Your first dive, transfer, equipment, theoretical instruction and a soft drink are included.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 3-4 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Learn to Dive in Gran Canaria

Safety is the most important part of diving. Our diving school places a great deal of emphasis on this. Under the continuous guidance of an experienced instructor, you will learn the first and most important steps so you can breathe underwater and feel safe enough to enjoy your expedition in the El Cabron Marine Reserve. The course lasts between 3 and 4 hours and includes theory and practice in the pool as well as a dive in the Atlantic Ocean that will last around 45 minutes.

Price overview

  • First time Dive on Gran Canaria (3-4 hrs) - per person (age 8+)65.-€
Go diving for the first time in the Atlantic

Booking option: Diving for beginners on Gran Canaria

The diving course for beginners on Gran Canaria that lasts for 3 or 4 hours includes everything you need to enjoy a relaxing half-day excursion and a unique experience. You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the diving school in Arinaga. Once the formalities have been completed, the 30-minute theory lesson begins, during which you will be taught the basics of diving, breathing underwater and how to handle the equipment. You can then apply your knowledge in the pool at the diving school. Afterwards you will go straight to your first dive in the Atlantic Ocean, where you will be taken on a 40-minute dive. Your diving instructor will be at your side the whole time. Once you have had a shower and got changed back at base, there will be an evaluation of your first underwater expedition and a free soft drink. You will then be taken back to your hotel.


  • Duration: ~ 3-4 hours
  • Days: Monday to Saturday morning or afternoon depending on availability
  • Months: open all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Gran Canaria


  • Transfer, experienced instructor, insurance, teaching materials, complete equipment, 1 drink
Important information


  • Ability to swim
  • Minimum age 8 years
  • Normal fitness level

Please bring along:

Passport, swimwear, towel

Detailed description

Diving for the first time in Gran Canaria - from Arinaga to the first expedition under the surface of water

Explore the wonderful underwater world of the Arinaga Marine Reserve during your first dive on Gran Canaria. It is located off the sunny south coast of the island and is one of the best areas for learning to dive as a beginner on Gran Canaria. You can take your first swims in fantastic surroundings under the surface of the sea starting from Arinaga. The beginner’s course that lasts between 3 and 4 hours starts with a detailed introduction to diving. In this theory session you will learn more about the basics of this water sport and what to expect on this half-day excursion. You will finally put on your equipment in the company of a professional instructor and take your first steps in the diving school’s pool to get a feel for breathing underwater and learn what to look out for. Once you feel safe and ready for the next adventure, you will then be taken to one of the most beautiful dive sites on Gran Canaria.

There are a few of these around the Atlantic island. Warm water, visibility to great depths and a variety of flora and fauna are some of the best features of diving on the island. The area around the beach of El Cabrón is one of the most famous diving areas and it is appreciated by divers worldwide, in particular because of its fish stocks. Maritime life at the foot of the inactive volcano of Arinaga is characterised by an almost tropical diversity of species and some interesting scenery, which is dominated by a stone slab at a depth of 12 metres. Numerous species of fish flit around this geological heritage, moving leisurely in groups or shooting from caves and grottos. Groupers, barracudas, trumpet fish, angel sharks and many other interesting species are some of the inhabitants of this marine reserve. You can follow some interesting diving routes through this remarkable area of sea, which has been placed under protection by UNESCO and is well looked after. A dive in the Marine Reserve is one of the most important experiences for divers on Gran Canaria. You can enjoy the feeling of weightlessness and swim with the fish against this unique backdrop.

You will set out on a small expedition into this enchanting world as you go diving off Gran Canaria. You will embark on a spectacular dive at a depth of up to 5 metres with your instructor at your side. You will be given the opportunity and plenty of time to get your bearings, to take in your first underwater encounter and to enjoy everything you can see there. Diving of Gran Canaria is a sport you can enjoy for almost the whole of the year. Even in the winter months, the average water temperature is 18 degrees. The island owes this luxury mainly to the Gulf Stream, which the underwater flora and fauna also use to get around.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Learn to Dive in Gran Canaria

Lea wrote on Aug 21, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Good introduction to diving

Step by step you learn to dive here!

Gute Einführung ins Tauchen

Step by step lernt man hier tauchen!
Gerlinde wrote on Jul 19, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

I have never been so close to animals

As a beginner, I was still a bit skeptical to really try the diving but when I did it I was very happy. Everybody should have had this experience!

So nah war ich den Tieren noch nie

Als Anfänger war ich noch etwas skeptisch das Tauchen wirklich auszuprobieren allerdings als ich es dann gemacht habe war ich sehr froh. Diese Erfahrung sollte jeder mal gemacht haben!
Nina wrote on Jun 14, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

nice experience with my girls

I went with my girls 10 and 12, we had a great time!

bonita experiencia con mis niñas

fui con mis niñas de 10 y 12, la pasamos genial!

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