Interesting trial scuba diving in Santa Pola or dive course PADI

More than 70% of our world is covered by the ocean - take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Costa Blanca's beautiful dive area and learn more about the diverse underwater world while scuba diving in Santa Pola for the first time (trial dive) or at a dive course.

  • Tour / activity duration: half day
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Transfer: no, not included
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Price overview

  • ca. 3 hours trial dive in Santa Pola - per person (10+ yrs)69.-€
  • ca. 4-5 half days Open Water Diver dive course Santa Pola - per person (10+ yrs)375.-€
Learn more about the wonderful underwater world

Overview / General Information

Scuba dive course in Santa Pola or trial dive for beginners

Upon your choice you can enjoy your first trial dive at the Santa Pola dive academy for trying out scuba diving for the first time, or you immediately can start the beginners scuba dive course in Santa Pola as an Open Water Diver, with which you can dive on your own afterwards. For both applies:


  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Santa Pola

Option 1: 3 hours trial dive in Santa Pola

Anyone who would like to get to know the underwater world better and want to breathe underwater for the first time should not miss the trial dive in Santa Pola. An experienceddiving instructor will first explain the most important basics and rules of scuba diving in a short theoretical introduction and explain the equipment you will put on shortly afterwards. Then you'll head off to the sea and step by step start to dive to get used to the feeling of being underwater with all the equipment. After a few minutes you will feel more safe and secure and you'll start to admire the countless fish, the crystal-clear water and the fascinating sea creatures during your first and unforgettable underwater walk in the incredibly beautiful marine reserve of Tabarca.


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Times: during summer daily at 08:30 AM and 11:00 AM, during winter at the weekends


  • Snorkeling equipment, wetsuit, experienced instructor, theory, insurance, complete equipment, 1 drink

Option 2: ca. 4-5 half days scuba dive course in Santa Pola

During your holiday in Santa Pola at the dive course "Open Water Diver", you will learn the basic rules of scuba diving within a few days and practice the correct handling of your scba diving equipment in several dives in the pool and in the open sea. At the same time you'll experience the impressive underwater world of the Tabarca marine reserve, which will inspire you with its very good visibilities and the diverse life under water. Accompanied by an experienced scuba diving instructor and in a very small group, personal supervision is possible, so that even fearful or completely inexperienced divers can be introduced to safe diving in a relaxed way. Look forward to discovering a fascinating new underwater world at the Santa Pola dive course!


  • Times: ca. 4-5 half days from Monday till Friday or two weekends, times can be adapted to your needs
  • Necessary: medical scuba dive certificate (please obtain upfront at a dive doctor)


  • 5 theory classes of each 2 hours (can also be done upfront at home), 1 double class in the swimming pool, 4 boat dives in the sea around the marine reserve of the island Tabarca
  • Snorkeling equipment, wetsuit, experienced instructor, theory, insurance, teaching materials, certification, complete equipment
  • After successful completion you're allowed to dive up to 18 m deep worldwide
Important information


  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Normal fitness level
  • No problems with the heart, lung or sinuses

Please bring along:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, snacks, spare clothes

Detailed description

Scuba diving in Santa Pola: dive course or trial dive in the Tabarca Marine Reserve

If you've never dived before, don't miss the chance to see more of the unique island of Tabarca during trial scuba diving in Santa Pola or a dive course. The first marine reserve in Spain was established in 1983 and offers a highly protected and unique underwater world, which will delight you with its diversity of fish, starfish, moray eels, octopuses, anemones, corals, crabs and many other living creatures. At your first time scuba diving in Santa Pola, you can enjoy a dive in the open sea alongside an experienced instructor to get a feeling for scuba diving and an insight into the beautiful marine world.

A scuba diving course in Santa Pola is ideal if you have a little more time and would like to get a thorough introduction to diving. The official PADI Open Water Diver dive course includes theory as well as practical exercises - first in the pool and then in the open sea. This way, every class and every dive gives you not only more knowledge, but also more safety in handling your diving equipment and at the same time you learn more about the underwater world. Let the professional dive academy Santa Pola show you the beauty of the sea during a trial dive or a scuba diving course.


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.
Please note: we recommend a general practice of allowing a surface interval of 24 hours or more before flying after diving to prevent decompression sickness.

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