What is scuba diving like in El Hierro and our Dive Centre?

We offer a wide range of PADI diving courses and daily boat departures to some of the most beautiful dive sites in Europe. We specialise in tailored packages for individuals and groups that include: diving, accommodation, car rental. And key to many of our clients, and unqiue to our center here, all our staff are fluent in English, the owner and manager is Irish. Your brifing, courses and bookings will be all be completed in English.

From our Dive Centre in La Restinga, located on the southern tip of El Hierro, we dive more than 20 dive sites which are all located between 5 and 20 minutes by boat. The Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve is protected from the prevailing winds and is perfect for year round diving with visibility as much as 40m at times and rarely less than 20m. The area also gets the least rain and most sun in El Hierro.

What makes a good diving holdiay and Dive Center? Safety, Staff, Sites, Location, Value - we have it all!

The Diving

The underwater landscape was formed by volcanic activity and very close to shore the bottom drops to more than 300m. The seabed is covered in rocky formations such as pinnacles, big drop off's, caves and tunnels.

The dense vegetation on the rocks gives rise to a large diversity of life. On the bottom and hidden in the many cracks and crevasses you will find Lobsters, Shrimp, Seahorses, Black and Yellow Corals, Anemones and Sponges.

Swimming in the crystal clear waters you will see Tuna, Parrotfish, Groupers, Flatfish, Perches, Angel Sharks, Octopus, Sting Rays and many species of Moray Eels.

Seasonal visitors to the area include Sand Tiger Sharks, Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Dolphins and Turtles.

The Dive Centre

We have a 200m2 Dive Centre with the following facilities:

  • Hot Showers
  • 3x Large Equipment Rinsing Baths (one for Cameras and Regs, one for all other equipment)
  • Extensive Wet and Dry areas for storing personal equipment
  • 12 Full Sets of Rental Equipment plus spares and extra sizes
  • 15 and 12 litre steel tanks with DIN and International connections
  • Oxygen Emergancy Equipment & Yearly maintained full first aid kit
  • Free WiFi Internet & Good Music
  • Hammocks to relax in
  • Latest 4k high-end video editing client workstation
  • All dives guided by very experienced multilingual Instructors

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