Diving in La Herradura - Diving Centres, Prices and Types of Courses

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Scuba diving goes beyond snorkeling; allowing you to admire marine life in a way that very few people have seen.

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La Herradura beach is a National Marine Reserve protecting some of the best meadows of Posidonia Oceanica in the Mediterranean Sea.

squid in the mediterranean sea Here you can find the Cerro Gordo cliffs, a protected area of about 12 sq. km of coastline with numerous caves and underwater grottoes.

There are 5 companies that offer diving courses and other services in La Herradura. In addition, there are some other companies providing professional diving courses, such as Pro Buceo.

Types of Courses

There is a great variety of diving courses in La Herradura. Here we list the most popular ones, explaining the difference between them so you can choose the most suitable option for you.

1. Baptism

bautism in la herradura If you want to find out if you like diving and experience the sensation of breathing underwater, this is the right option for you. We strongly recommend that you start with a baptism before spending a lot of money on a course.

Each student is under the supervision of a qualified instructor, who will hold your tank and control the air consumption.

Baptism is not a course and does not certify you as a diver.

2. Scuba Diving Course

scuba diver course in la herradura This is an introductory course that certifies you as a diver. It allows you to dive up to 12 meters depth anywhere in the world, but you can not dive alone. You must be accompanied by a PADI instructor.

Includes: a student's kit, theoretical and practical classes in confined and open water settings, diving equipment and insurance.

3. Open Water Diving Course

open diver course en la herradura It is also a basic course that enables you to dive to a depth of 12-30 meters.

Unlike the Scuba Diver course, with this qualification you can dive anywhere in the world without an instructor.

Includes: theoretical and practical classes in confined and open water settings, diving equipment and insurance.

Course content: units

In the theoetical clasess trainees are explained a bit of physics so they can understand how the water affects us, how the equipment works, how we should move, etc ...

diving course in confined water The practical lessons are divided into two units: confined water and open water diving.

During the confined water divinglessons you will be expected to carry out some excercises in order to learn how to control the equipment so you can feel comfortable underwater.

This unit (confined water diving) does not necessarily have to take place in a pool. It can also take place in the sea, mantaining the same conditions of depth, visibility and water tranquility as in a swimming pool.

Diving Centres in La Herradura

You can compare here prices and servicies provided by companies in La Herradura:

Baptism
Scuba Diver
Open Water
Buceo Natura
75 euros
280 euros
390 euros
Buceo Marina
70 euros
265 euros
390 euros
Buceo Aqualia
60 euros
280 euros
340 euros
Buceo La Herradura
70 euros
220 euros
320 euros
Open Water
60 euros
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360 euros

Important things to take into account: you should pay attention not only to prices, but also to the quality of the course, total number of dives, diving spots, the number of theoretical and practical lessons, the duration of the course, etc.

a couple diving Usually the best diving spots are in the Cerro Gordo Natural Area, Punta de la Mona and La Herradura Bay, where you can find the most impressive seabed.

To choose the most suitable course, ask these questions:

- Groups can be very big. It is advisable to find out how many people will be in your group. The smaller the group, the better.

- Duration of the course, number of hours and days, number of dives and duration of each dive.

- If the courses take place in a pool or open water, find out how many hours in the pool and how many in open water.

Scuba Diver Course

Natura
Marina
Herradura
Aqualia
O. Water
Duration
min 2 days
1-2 days
2 days
2 and 1/2-3 days
Theor. Units
3 units.
3 units.
3 units.
3 units.
3 units.
Pool Diving
1,5-2 h
2 h (3 units)
1:30 h
3 practice
Sea Diving
2 immers.
2 immers.
2 immers.
2 immers.
Duratn. of Immers.
30-45 min
40-45 min
30-40 min
30-40 min
Schedule
morn. & even.
morn. & even.
morn. & even.
morn. & even.
Theory Study
online or classr.
online
classroom
Size of Group
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
6 ppl. max


Open Water Course

Natura
Marina
Herradura
Aqualia
O. Water
Duration
3-4 days
2-4 days
4 days
3-4 days
3-4 days
Theor. Units
10
16
5 units.
Pool Diving
2-2:30 h
5 pract. (3 h)
1:30-2 h
5 pract.
Sea Diving
4 immer.
4 immer.
4 immer.
4-5 immer.
4 immer.
Duratn.of Imm.
30-45 min
40-45 min
30-40 min
30-40 min
Schedule
morn. & eve.
morn. & eve.
morn. & eve.
morn. & eve.
Theory Study
online or classr.
online
classroom
Size of Group
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
4 ppl. max
6 ppl. max

Buceo Natura Centre

Buceo Natura is located 50 meters away from the sea, and it's the closest diving Centre to the natural area of Cerro Gordo in La Herradura.

They provide a professional and friendly service. Their diving instructors are very patient. When you send an email asking for information, they reply promptly offering detailed explanations. There are new courses every week.

Course Duration and Schedule

the entrance to the buceo natura centre Diving courses are usually intensive, with morning and afternoon classes. If this schedule does not suit you, they can be flexible and adapt to your needs.

The Scuba Diver (SD) course takes 2 days.

The Open Water Diver course (OWD) takes a minimum of 3 days, but it is recommended to do it in 4 days.

Number of hours

the boat and dives of buceo natura school OWD course consists of 5 units. You can study on line from home (with manual + DVD or digital version "Touch"), or in the classroom. Approx. duration: 10 hours.

SD course: same material as for the OWD course, but you only have to complete the first 3 units.

You can study on line (with manual + DVD or digital version "Touch"), or in the classroom. Approx. duration: 6 hours.

The theory can be studied on line from home, it is not necessary to do it at the centre. The Instructor will review important concepts with learners and answer all their questions.

The theoretical exam has to be taken at the centre. Approx duration: 2-3 hours.

Number of dives

inmersions in the sea from buceo natura centre 1 immersion in confined water (pool or beach), it can be done in a single session of approx. 2 hours.

4 dives in open water, from a boat. Usually, 2 dives in the morning (at 10:00 and 12:00) on two consecutive days.

Each dive lasts between 30 and 50 minutes.

Size of the group

There is no a minimum number of people for the course. They could do a course for one person only. Maximum number: 4 students per instructor. If there are more people, there will be two instructors.

Contact information

Address: Paseo Andrés Segovia 67, La Herradura.
Telephone: 958 827 419.
Email: buceo@buceonatura.com.

Marina Diving Centre

the interior of the marina diving office This is a PADI 5 star IDC Centre, where they train divers and instructors at the highest level.

The centre has a heated swimming pool, a boat for 12 divers, a transfer vehicle, a technical service, a dive shop, accommodation management, etc.

Marina Diving Centre is located at the main entrance of La Herradura, on one side of the promenade.

Course Duration and Schedule

The Scuba Diver course lasts 1 or 2 days, depending on whether you do both morning and afternoon sessions, or just morning/afternoon sessions. They can adapt to your needs.

the classes of marina diving centre The Open Water Diver course lasts between 2 - 4 days, depending on whether you do both morning and afternoon sessions, or just morning/afternoon sessions, if this suits you better.

The theoretical part can be done online from home. You will be supported by your assigned instructor.

The number of hours: 4 hours in the mornings or 4 hours in the afternoon. Intensive course: 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon.

Number of Dives and Units

- The Scuba Diver course consists of 3 swimming pool units (heated pool) and 2 dives (up to 12 meters depth) in the sea.

the boat of buceo marina The Open Water Diver course consists of 5 swimming pool units (in a heated pool) and 4 dives in the sea (two dives up to 12 meters depth, and two dives up to 18 meters depth).

Each dive lasts 40-45 minutes, depending on the air consumption. There is a maximum of 4 people per group.

Booking is required. Advance course reservation payment: 100 euros.

Participants are required to carry out a medical check-up to certify they are fit for diving.

It can be carried out by a doctor in the centre (it costs 30 euros) or you can bring it when you start the course.

Contact information

Address: Avda. Prieto Moreno Urb. Bahia Jardín, 4.
Telephone: 958 640 856 / 663 387 778.
Email: info@buceomarina.com.

La Herradura Diving Centre

This is the only diving centre which is located in Marina del Este, where they have two boats.

the herradura buceo course They have another centre in La Herradura with a themed pool.

One of the interesting things that is different from what other companies do is that they departure directly from the port, instead of departing from the beach.

Prices seem cheap, but you have to ask if they include one immersion or two, and compare it with other companies.

Contact information

Address: Marina del Este Marina s/n, La Herradura.
Telephone: 958 827 083.
Email: info@buceolaherradura.com

Open Water Diving Centre

Located in the centre of La Herradura, it has a classroom for 15 students for the theoretical classes. They have three boats and embark from the beach.

open water school entrace to the building The Open Water course consists of five theoretical units, and the practical classes, which are divided into two parts: confined water and open water.

There are 4 dives in the open waters part. In each of these dives the students submerge deeper and deeper until they reach 18 meters depth (which is the limit of this course). They have the opportunity to put into practice what they learned previously.

Usually, this centre combines the theory classes with the practical ones, making training more enjoyable and effective. The duration of dives depends on each person and their breathing.

The duration of Open Water Diver course is 3 - 4 full days, in morning and afternoon sessions. There is a maximum of 6 people per group.

Address: Paseo Andrés Segovia, s/n, La Herradura.

Aqualia Diving Centre

All departures are made by boat with certified divers from a diving centre.

Classes are given in small groups of 4 people. All classes take place in the morning, but the centre can arrange for you to do it at another time.

buceo aqualia diving boats The Open Water course includes 4 immersions, and the Scuba Diver course 2 dives in open water.

Both courses include several confined water dives.

The dives usually last from 30 to 40 minutes and there are no more than four people per instructor.

Address: C/ Gonzalo Barbero 1, La Herradura, Granada. Telephone: 628 903 777.


For detailed information about all courses, please call these companies or visit their Web pages.

 


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