International dive courses from beginner up to instructor
Children, teenagers and adults up to an advanced age can learn to dive on a diving course on La Palma. The small island in the Atlantic has what you need for a relaxed diving education on vacation. No experience is required to learn to dive on La Palma. It’s easier than you think.
Advantages of learning to dive on La Palma
- Water 19-26 degrees
- Visibility in the Atlantic 20 to 40 meters
- experienced trainer team
- Small groups in the diving course
- Individual training is also possible
- Individual time arrangement in the diving course
- Discounts for early bookers!
Not sure if you want to learn to dive?
Test the underwater world with a try diving in the sea or take a small basic course to become a scuba diver. Learning to dive in a modular system enables you to become a diver step by step.
Start the “Diving Course” adventure now!
You must be at least 10 years old and healthy. You should also be able to swim a little, because diving is water sports. Depending on the diving course, the time required is small, with 2 to 5 days.
You should plan 4 to 5 days for diving training as a 1 * Star or Open Water Diver.
Each course of La Palma can start daily. About the expiration and the timetable we can speak individual with you, so that you are able to integrate all diving activities in your personal holiday plan. Offer: Discounts for online booking. Reserve online before your arrival and get more discounts.
Diving course prices
Introduction dive in the sea 65,-€
Basic CMAS Scuba Diver 250,-€
Basic PADI Scuba Diver 310,-€
CMAS 1* one star diver 355,.€
PADI Open Water Diver touch app 420,-€
PADI Open Water Diver classic 460,-€
CMAS 2* star diver 240,-€
CMAS 3* star diver 350,-€
PADI Advanced OWD 310,-€
PADI Rescue Diver 320,-€
CMAS Rescue Diver 215,-€
Our partner for diving training
PADI Diving Center – CMAS scuba diving school
The diving course for PADI or CMAS diver you are entitled to dive all over the world. You can decide during the current course still, if you would like to be trained better by Padi or Cmas. Price differences are only on the contained cost of issuing certification.
Information about diving training for beginners.
Diving training on vacation as desired and time expenditure.
If you want to explore the underwater world but don’t want to learn to dive, a try dive in the sea is just right for you. This DSD program (discover scuba diving) takes you to Neptune’s realm after about 30 minutes of theory.
This is also interesting if you are not sure whether diving is actually on your wavelength. Neither money nor time is wasted. A try dive is fully credited to the diving course because learning to dive is comparable to a modular system.
If you then want to acquire an internationally valid diving license, but only have two to three days on vacation, you are well advised to take the Basic Scuba Diver course.
This entitles you to dive with accompaniment and depth limitation and is also the first stage of the Open Water Diver. This way you can catch up on missing parts of the CMAS 1 Star Diver or PADI Open Water Diver course from us later or worldwide.
Prefer a complete diving course on La Palma?
Then an international diving license according to PADI open water diver or C.M.A.S one star diver is just right for you.
Which of the two is irrelevant because they are equal and mutually recognized. Both diving certificates are valid worldwide and differ only in philosophy and costs for training material and certification, which is already included in the course price.
We find minor differences in the philosophy of the organizations. With the diving course for the PADI Open Water Diver you only learn to dive within no-stop time and have a depth limit of 18 meters.
If you do not want this limitation, our recommendation is a diving course for 1* star divers according to CMAS or ProTec.
The training guidelines of the organizations are standardized, but somewhat more flexible at cmas. This gives us the opportunity to respond a little more to the individual needs of our students in the diving course.
This is what your diving course on La Palma could look like.
There is some paperwork to do on the first day. After a few minutes you can actually start. Theory is on the piece of paper because the most important basics of breathing, pressure compensation, communication under water must be clear. It does not take long and you will next get to know your diving equipment and how to use it. On the same day you can take your first exciting breaths under water. All of this, of course, in the safe environment of the pool or in a flat, closed bay. In this limited open water you will learn how to dive, how to blow out a diving mask, when some water gets in, how to float weightlessly and what you have to do to get back safely. With another, short theory unit, while we review the first underwater experiences, the first day of your diving training can end. You will look forward to the second day, because tomorrow is the first time for diving in the Atlantic. Day two of your diving training starts relaxed. We discuss the diving day, procedures and exercises of the two dives and then venture into the Atlantic. Diving for the first time is exciting and exciting. But after a few breaths, this excitement will quickly subside and make room for enthusiasm. Peace and serenity return. The right time has come to repeat the pool training exercises. After all, all practices should be mastered blindly at the end of the diving course. As a bonus, the second dive will be a fun dive with no practice. We fly in the blue water with the fish through the Atlantic. You’ll want to focus on weightless gliding and want to scream with happiness. Do it, your babble will not disturb the silence of the surroundings. You can hardly wait for the third day of your diving training because you now know how great our underwater world is. Day three and four in the diving course will then go a little deeper in small steps. Further exercises, theoretical lessons and increasing diving experience make you safer with every dive. In addition to practice, your theoretical understanding will also grow. Sign language, physics, diving equipment, what you need for a successful exam at the end of diving training, you study in a textbook and in class with an experienced diving instructor. The fifth day is optional. If some exercises are not yet sitting here, you can repeat your diving training, simply go diving again or calmly write your exam. This process of learning to dive on La Palma was an example. We train you flexibly, discuss course times and the course of the diving training individually with you, so that the diving training fits perfectly into your vacation planning. At the end of the diving course you will be able to visit all of the world’s oceans because your diving license to padi, vdst, protec, open water diver or 1 star diver is valid worldwide.
Information about diving training for divers.
Learning to dive after the diving course, why further training?
Further training takes you further, makes diving safer and is a lot of fun. Whoever has the car driver’s license in their pocket realizes that learning to drive is only now beginning.
Diving autonomously is not difficult, it just requires some experience that you can quickly acquire during further training. The first step the PADI AOWD (Advanced Open Water Diver) or diving training to become a C.M.A.S. two star divers. With the special courses navigation and group leadership, this course is somewhat more extensive than the AOWD and more thorough in theory and practice. But it takes a little longer.
As an open water or 1 star diver, you have narrow limits at diving depths. Sometimes it is only guidelines of your association, sometimes also legal regulations that restrict you when diving. Failure to observe these can also have consequences under insurance law. If you want to dive independently, go a little deeper, or do special dives, you should continue your education. All diving organizations offer a variety of options. At Padi it is the AOWD, Rescue Diver up to the Divemaster. The CMAS calls its podium 2 star and 3 * star divers. So you can further qualify step by step. Of course, it is not necessary to complete your diving career with a single sports association. Equivalent diving training guarantees mutual recognition, cross over from one association to another, so easy.
Special courses for advanzed divers!
Individual courses for individual divers.
Special courses impart relevant knowledge in your particular area of interest.
Use the diving off La Palma to improve your knowledge and learn new things.
Technical diving, special courses according to PADI, CMAS, VDST, ProTec can be found in our diving shop.