PADI Scuba Diver course

Take your first steps to becoming a certified diver. It only takes 2 days to become a PADI Scuba diver. Once certified, you can explore the underwater world always accompanied by a dive professional. This course is perfect for people who want to learn scuba diving but don’t have the time to do the complete Open Water Diver course. Once certified, you can always upgrade to Open Water Diver at any PADI dive centre around the world.

Depth: max. 12 m.
Duration: 2 days

Before we start

Everybody who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Scuba Diver certification (minimum age 10 years).

Course Overview

With the Scuba Diver course, you already do the first part of the Open Water Diver course.

  • Pool sessions to learn basic dive skills
  • Diving theory online with PADI eLearning, you can start today
  • Two dives in the sea on the house reef in front of the dive centre

Private course

Want to do a private course? It is possible with Dive College Lanzarote. Contact us for more information.

FAQs about the PADI Scuba Diver course

The key difference between PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water certifications is depth and independence. Scuba Divers are limited to diving up to 12 meters with a PADI professional’s supervision, while Open Water Divers can dive up to 18 meters freely with a certified buddy.

Diving in Lanzarote is exceptional, offering one of Europe’s finest underwater experiences. With crystal-clear visibility up to 40 meters, warm subtropical waters, and a wide variety of marine life, the island’s unique volcanic rock formations create a mesmerizing seabeds-cape that captivates divers of all levels. Explore Lanzarote’s aquatic wonders with Dive College Lanzarote

The PADI Scuba Diver course is designed to be accessible and manageable for most people. Successful completion relies on understanding dive theory, which is made easier with the guidance of a skilled PADI instructor and online study. With proper instruction, the course and exam should not be hard.

Why do this course with Dive College Lanzarote?

Dive College Lanzarote has been running since 2001 and is situated in Playa Blanca, the southern point of Lanzarote. Our dive activities include guided boat and shore dives for certified divers, excursions to Museo Atlántico for divers and beginners, try dives in the sea for beginners and PADI dive courses and freediving courses.

As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center we ensure the highest level of safety & facilities that a dive centre can offer. What makes us stand out, is the easygoing and relaxed atmosphere which is why everyone instantly feels welcome and at home. For family or friends who don’t dive we have guided snorkel tours and sup tours ( Stand up paddle boarding)

  • our beachside location offers easy access to a beautiful natural reef (360º view)

  • We have a team of experienced instructors

  • Free transport service in Playa Blanca

  • We have our own training pool and great dive sites in front of the dive centre

  • We can plan your course flexible

  • Toilets, shower, changing rooms etc. Available onsite

  • Complete your dive course in a safe, relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Stocchi D
Stocchi D
2023-05-05
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Razze, barracuda e un po’ di SUP Mara è stata fantastica, ci ha contattato subito dopo la prenotazione e si è resa disponibile per tutte le nostre richieste fin da subito.La giornata è stata bellissima anche se il meteo non era dei migliori, sia la lezione di SUP che lo Snorkeling saranno due esperienze che ricorderò.Consiglio a tutti quelli che vogliono provare qualcosa di diverso dalle classiche attività turistiche di affidarsi a questa attività, sono sicuro che ne rimarrete soddisfatti e a fine giornata ci starete ancora pensando.
Mikko L
Mikko L
2023-05-03
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Top, à essayer ! Super équipe, très attentive à ce que tout se passe au mieux. 3 encadrants pour 8 plongeurs, c'est vraiment rassurant. On y parle français (Yoann et Aurélie 👌) et l'on briefe très bien les débutants ! Un beau moment.
Jullie J
Jullie J
2023-04-27
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Back for more Absolutely amazing experience. All staff professional and there is a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere there. You can laugh with these guys and it puts you very much at ease. I tired scuba diving for the first time at Dive college in October 2021 I was so nervous but these guys are patient. My stomach had butterflies. I had a free trial in the pool first and then a try dive. I always felt safe and looked after.I was so at ease after my first experience I came back for more in April 2022 and did another try dive and the Museum Atlantico loved it.So BACK I came again this year and have done the Flamingo wall dive. Even though still an amateur I was guided by a professional diver and it is so beautiful under the ocean. These guys are AMAZING please try it. No one could possibly have been more nervous about it than me. I DID IT not just once but 3 times. I'm coming back for more in November.Had an amazing time definitely very much a BUNCH OF SPECIAL people, to me ANYWAY.
Koen
Koen
2023-04-25
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Great team supporting my kids with their first diving experience. Found Dive College to be one of few that offered diving for kids (8 & 11 years old) and I booked the bubbelmaker experience through whatsapp. Upon arrival kids were geared up and got the diving instructions in their native language (Dutch). Quick tester in the swimming pool and off into the great ocean. Kids very much enjoyed their first diving experience and we have the video's and photo's to make the memory ever lasting!
Alice.B
Alice.B
2023-04-25
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Super pour plonger Très bon moniteur,Aurelie et Yoann étant très patient et de très bons conseils. Je recommande cette activité les yeux fermer !
David N
David N
2023-04-20
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Great Experience, what are you waiting for? We're currently on our way back to our hotel with the transfer option they have available. It was a great experience and the under water museum was fantastic. The staff were professional, polite, accommodating and a laugh to be around. Myself and my partner highly recommend them and the museum Atlantic. We looked through all the reviews beforehand, which most negative ones seem to expect a refund because they can't tolerate the activity. If in doubt I'd suggest doing a try dive before deciding if you want to spend the extra money for a more intense experience. Thank you Dive College and all your staff for an unforgettable experience. David & Amber
Eric G
Eric G
2023-04-19
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Belle expérience Superbe expérience au museo atlantico . Merci à toute l’équipe et surtout Yohan pour sa disponibilité et son professionnalisme (il est français et c’était pratique pour moi)À recommander vivement 👍
Dale
Dale
2023-04-16
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Fantastic entry point for anyone uncomfortable in water I (M32) took my mother (F57) along to try something out of our comfort zone. I'm not a particularly strong swimmer, but found this to be an absolutely great experience, and we're both delighted for having tried it. Throughout we were looked after and made to feel really safe.Mara picked us up and took us to the Dive College. We struggled into our wetsuits, got sorted out with flippers and snorkeling gear before heading down to the beach to swim out to the boat. Initially this felt quite daunting, but we were assured the suits would help keep us afloat, and once the flippers were on swimming in the sea -- even in choppy waves -- was really easy. Once on the boat, it was just a short 5 minute journey to the outside of Flamingo Beach, where we left the boat and entered the water. We swam around the outside of the rocks before entering the enclosed part of beach, all the while seeing a great range of life under water. Once we got into the enclosed part of the beach we spotted a few stingrays and took our time to explore. After about 25 minutes or more we slowly headed back to the boat, before getting taken back to the Dive College. We never felt rushed and was a great value (€38 for maybe 40-50 minutes in the water).Definitely something I want to do again, and felt like a great first step for trying scuba diving next time.Be sure to take towels and water for when you get out (you'll invariably drink some salt water when you're snorkeling).
RandeeAbroad
RandeeAbroad
2023-04-09
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Wonderful holiday activity This paddleboarding experience was so much fun! We were both total beginners, but Mara guided us through it and we were standing up and enjoying ourselves in no time. The session takes place in the Flamingo beach cove, so there were quite a lot of other swimmers and paddle boarders all around that we had to steer around - so not quite as private as we had expected from the photos but nonetheless had a blast and would absolutely do it again.