Do you do pick-ups from hotels?
Our workload with diving doesn’t allow us to offer pick-ups by ourselves. We have, however, reached an agreement with the regional taxi organization and can offer preferential rates for pick-ups from hotels booked through us. These rates are some 30 % below market rates and can be found on our website page Prices.
Can you arrange transport from the airport?
We have agreements with taxi companies granting special prices listed in our Prices page, for pick-ups we need number ofpassengers, flight number and arrival time and any specific needs, if necessary.
Can we book accommodation through you?
We can provide contact data of local hotels and appartment providers or book accommodation for you, appartments are available near the beach, also with sea view, and near to our center.
Which accommodation is available in Puerto de Mogán?
Several hotels are available In Puerto de Mogan, and a number of apartment providers offer accommodation, also at the sea front and near to our center.
What is the average accommodation price in Puerto de Mogán?
Prices depend on season and type of accommodation, in hotels starting with € 80 per night and in holiday apartments from € 60 per night per apartment.
Can you recommend accommodation?
Hotels in the area and in Puerto de Mogán aremostly 5* and 4* and we are not aware of any problems; apartments are mainly offered by local providers or agencies. We have good experiences and are not aware of any problems with several apartments near our center and at the seafront.
Where are you located?
Gran Canaria Divers is located in Playa de Mogan, a place recognized as the town with most days of sunshine per year in Europe, our center is just 50 meters from Mogán beach, with convenient access to two different coast entry points for diving and snorkeling, one is the beach and the other stairs at the outer side of a breakwater to reach directly our house reef.
What are your opening times?
We are open 365/365 from 09:00 till 17:00. Over the phone you can reach us anytime (well, any reasonable time). Sometimes, when night dives are scheduled, we are open longer in the evening.
Which languages do you speak?
All our staff speaks English, most speak also Spanish, and several speak also as mothertongue German and/or French and/or Italian.
What are your center facilities?
The center has a shop, a teaching room, a workshop with our compressor, storage of all diving equipment, space for changing into the wetsuits etc., hot showers and toilets.
How do I book my diving or diving course?
Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up on a day?
We recomend to make reservations in advance or at least one day before, so that we can better organize activities and offer a better service, however, we are also flexible at short notice but can not always ensure that places are available.
Do you also cater for groups or clubs?
Yes, we also work with groups, and if needed managing accommodation and transport.
Can I take a single-use camera under water with me?
Unless you are a diving professional we recommend not to bring your own camera to the water due to a risk of detraction, we have a GoPro which our guides use to make photos of your dive tour and which you can acquire.
Do you rent any underwater camera?
We prefer to be the ones that use the cameras doing all the photos that you need so that you can enjoy the immersion and be depicted in photos.
Is it possible to buy pictures from my dives?
Yes, you can get a USB with photos and videos made during the dive.
Are you offering underwater photography courses?
Yes, we offer many types of PADI specialty courses, including underwater photography, and our PADI underwater photography instructor is available to train you to the level you want; there are several levels from basic to advanced teaching how to use a reflex camera in manual mode, also with flash, and how to edit images on a computer.
What kind of snorkel tours do you offer?
We offer snorkeling from the coast or from the boat in areas of limited depth. From the coast you can enter the sea very near to our center either from Mogán beach or using stairs at the outside of the breakwater wall southeast of Mogán beach, with interesting fauna and flora on the sea bed. On boat trips you can both enjoy views of Puerto de Mogán and the surrounding mountains, and once reaching the snorkel area the life at the rocks and natural reefs outside Mogán harbour, sometimes we can see rays.
What is the minimun age for snorkeling?
There is no minimum age for snorkeling, the requirement being you know how to swim, so it depends on this abilitiy of children. The tour from the coast is more accessible and more comfortable for children.
What kind of acuatic life can we see?
All kinds of tropical fish, trumpet fish, parrotfish, different types of rays, also Mediterranean species such as fulas, barracudas, spits, bogas and many more, we also have our emblematic species, the angel shark, only found on our coasts.
What is the average depth?
Most of the dives are to an average depth of 18 meters, although we have dives at 8 meters and we also reach 30 meters in some other.
Is there a guide available for snorkeling?
You can book snorkeling with a divemaster or instructor.
Do we have to rent diving equipment?
No, you can use your own equipment if you don’t want to use the center’s equipment.
What is the minimun age for diving?
What is the maximun depth for diving?
Do you offer Nitrox dives?
Yes, we are Nitrox instructors and can teach Nitrox courses, and if you are already a Nitrox diver and want to dive with Nitrox, however, you need to let us know 3 days in advance, so that we can have tanks ready for you.
Can we rent scuba gear without a guide?
It is possible if you are a diving professional, i.e. divemaster or instructor, and know the dive sites.
Where do we do the surface interval when double tank diving?
When diving not too far away from the harbour we normally return to the harbour between dives and change tanks there and have a snack on land, however, when we are further away, eg. at Pasito Blanco, we do all this on the boat, although if you are prone to seasickness you may be snorkeling near the boat while we do the break.
Can my partner stay in the boat while I dive?
Yes, as long as we have space on the boat, family or friends may accompany you during your diving, this carries a supplement per person, as shown in our price list.
What kind of fishes can we spot?
Canary Islands is an area with a mix of Caribbean and Mediterranean species, such as parrotfish, rays, turtles, barracudas, bogas, roncadores, and some species are endemic in the Canary Islands,e.g. the angel shark.
Can I dive if I dont know how to swim?
For diving it is not absolutely necessary to know how to swim since you move with fins, however, since diving is an aquatic activity more training in this environment is an advantage.
What kind of boat do you have?
Our boat is a 7.5 RIB with a 200 HP Suzuki motor and stairs.
How many people fit in your boat?
The boat capacity is 12 persons, i.e. with one captain and 1 guide the remaining capacity is 10 divers.
Can I dive with a guide exclusively for me?
Yes, you can most of the time book a divemaster or instructor ata cost of 25 € per dive, except during a few peak days when our workload is too high.
Are you offering diving in the North?
We offer dives in different parts of the island, also in the North, subject to weather conditions and when we have at least two divers booked, preferably one week in advance.
How many dive sites do you visit?
We currently visit regularly 12 dive sites, 9 in the South of the island, but are flexible depending on the number of divers interested in further dive sites.
Do I have to pay a deposit to make a booking?
Deposits are requested for courses needing the acquisition of PADI teaching material.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, except American Express.
Can I pay with an American Express card?
Do you have special offers?
We have a scaled price list for booking several dives, apart from that discounts can be granted for larger groups of divers (clubs, dive touroperators).
Can I pay in my local currency?
When you pay by credit or debit card, you can choose to pay in EUR or LOC (local currency), as cash we only accept EUR.
Can we rent diving equipment?
What are you offering in your shop?
Our shop offers a full range of items for snorkeling and some products for diving, all of which are from top brands; if something speciic is needed for a forthcoming dive activity we are able to source requested articles, but lead times may vary depending on the article
Can I order something from your shop?
Yes, we can order the equipment you want either for pick-up in our shop, due to customs problems we cannot ship products (the Canary Islands are outside the EU costums area).
Will I require a diving insurance?
Yes, it’s required by Spanish legislation; short term coverage by DAN can be acquired through us.
Is there a decompression chamber in Gran Canaria?
Two hyperbaric chambers are in Arrecife (Lanzarote) and in La Laguna (Tenerife), in 2018 installation of a further hyperbaric chamber is planned in Gran Canaria.
When is the best time of the year to go diving in Gran Canaria?
Due to our position in the South of Gran Canaria, protected from the dominant northeastern winds of Gran Canaria, practically the whole year is optimal for diving in Mogán, only some few days in December and January may be with some wind and waves.
What are the water temperatures?
Sea temperatures range from 24 degrees in summer to 19 degrees in the coldest month, with these temperatures you can enjoy dives with our neoprene suits of 5-7 mm.
What is the visibility?
The average visibility is more than 15 meters, although we have several months to years that we can enjoy 30 and 40 meters of visibility where the landscapes of the seabed are left uncovered.
Can there be weather problems impeding diving?
There is no need to cancel boat dives, only shore dives from some exposed places in the East and North may be impossible during some 4-5 days per year due do groundswell.