Nautico Dive Academy
Nautico Dive Academy
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
We’re a unique dive centre located directly on the seafront, on the beautiful beach promenade of Arguineguin. We are proud to be the longest established dive centre on Gran Canaria (inspired by the ocean since 1972!) and we are the only centre on the island with our own pool! Explore the best of Gran Canaria’s underwater world on our daily boat and shore dive trips, take a PADI course to get certified, or further your learning and start your adventure from home with eLearning. Come see us today!
Arguineguin, Gran Canaria, Spain
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2022

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Oscar.F
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
I had a wonderful time.
Everyone at the dive center was very polite and I felt very welcome.
We visited 2 dive sites, one reef and one wreck and to me it was just fantastic. The dive was at a perfect pase and nothing felt rushed.
I was also a very big fan of the homemade sandwitches Nautico provided after the dives, very delicious.
All and all I had a great time and I highly recommend Nautico Dive Academy to beginners and experienced divers alike. And if you don’t like the diving (which I am sure you will) you will atleast like the sandwitches and people there.
Written October 7, 2022
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Max Power
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
THIS is what diving is all about!
After being fascinated with the ocean and marine life since i was about 3 or 4 years old, me and my wife fulfilled our lifelong dreams and got into scuba diving just a year ago. We got our certifications but hadn't been able to do our first ocean dives since then, due to different reasons. So now we decided to finally go for it and i contacted the Nautico Dive Academy during our vacation on Gran Canaria - it was the best decision i could have made between all of the dive centers on the island! From the first general questions about the trip, to the booking, the pickup at the hotel, getting the gear ready and getting briefed on the dive, the whole process and all of the conversations were just so friendly, down to earth, authentic and professional! And I'm talking about everybody working there, without exception! The whole team just seems like a big family and you just feel their love for the sea and for scuba diving. During the dive we always felt safe and secure due to the perfect supervision of the instructors, they took care of every single diver individually which led to a perfect experience for everyone!
And even after our two trips the Nautico Family continued to amaze us by helping us take care of our gear, providing drinks and snacks and just chatting with everybody as if we had known each other for years! There was no rush to get us back home whatsoever and it was just a perfect day from beginning to end.
We already booked our second trip for the week and we can't wait to get back out there again! I couldn't recommend this dive center more, if you are in gran canaria and want to go diving - you HAVE to go to Nautico Dive Academy!
Written July 14, 2022
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Léon van de Beek
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Went for 2 fun dives with Nautico and it was a pleasure. Their focus is on having a good and relaxed time, so nothing feels rushed. You get a drink before the dives and afterwards there we even sandwiches waiting for me!
We honestly had a lot of fun and laughed a lot while getting ready and taking the boat to the dive sites.
Would definitely recommend and the artificial reef and arguineguin reef are nice dive sites with lots of fish! We saw: barracuda, butterfly rays, cuttlefish, trumpetfish and much more!
Written February 9, 2022
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Jesper Askov Bo... P
Skanderborg, Denmark3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Really good experience! Been away with my two sons over two days and there is nothing to criticize. Super service, quick to write back by email and good humor and guiding. Although on the more expensive end compared to other centers on Gran Canaria, but all dives are from the boat, transport and lunch and drinks included, and all days end in their own pool and with a drink in hand. My warmest recommendations.
Written July 28, 2022
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Rena
San Agustin, Spain1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Thank you very much, Benji, for the super great fantastic first diving experience of our lives. 🤩😊It was so nice that we have directly made a second dive with Benji! A fantastic, family diving school. Everyone is just wonderful - we felt safe and in good hands and also the kids are guided very great. Highly recommended for a family and a shared diving experience. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written October 23, 2021
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HSS
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
My husband and sons first ever scuba diving experience and the Nautico team were amazing. From our initial enquiry to being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, everyone was just incredible. Refreshments on arrival, lots of time spent learning all the important things and then testing them out in the pool followed by an amazing experience out in the Ocean. We can’t recommend the Nautico team enough, when we return to Gran Caneria we’ll be back for sure. We also received under water photos and videos of the experience so that we can look back on them for years to come. Thank you all so much for making the experience so amazing. Special thank you to Marie who was an incredible instructor!
Written August 16, 2022
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yujue Liang
1 contribution
Jan 2023
I took my OW diving course here, the 3 days were especially memorable, the environment was very great! the first day I learned to dive in the pool, the second day, and the third day I could breathe in the ocean! I went from being nervous to relaxed and then enjoying the dive in the ocean, it was wonderful!! My dive instructor Kasha was very friendly and very professional, she took care of my movements in the water all the time. The captain Marecos was very friendly and trustworthy. If you are considering diving at Gran Canaria or taking a diving course, here is your best choice!
Written January 25, 2023
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Nibur A
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
You are just the best! Me and my girlfriend had a very special and exciting experience. We did a try dive which was very professional and thorough, and nothing like the usual unpersonal and hectic experience! First dive in the completely new pool of the center, second dive in Arguinegin Bay, perfect introduction to diving!

I also did a normal dive tour since I am qualified already. First dive at an old small wreck, second at a reef. Both were fantastically chosen and organised! We saw a variety of fish and even some rays!

Equipment and the dive base itself is in great condition and the briefing and debriefing bevor and after the trips was very helpful and interesting.

Everyone in range should definetly go to this diving center, they are truly one of a kind. Not to start with the great conversations with Mat on the boat or the way there and back (they pick you up from your hotel!) or the whole family running the business!

For me one very strong reason to go to Gran Canaria this year too!
Written June 20, 2022
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ebgt
London, UK14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
These guys are fantastic. Neither I, or my two teens, had any experience. We did two sessions with (the excellent Tony). During the first we were able to dive in the bay. During the second we were able to dive on the reef a kilometre off the coast at a depth of 13m. We even saw a couple of sting rays! They were clear, safe, friendly and welcoming. Can’t recommend this family business highly enough.
Written July 29, 2022
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Kelly A
4 contributions
Mar 2022
I had the pleasure of diving with this wonderful family run dive centre a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely awesome! Their level of assistance, safety and fun was perfect throughout. Everyone was very relaxed and super friendly! I'll certainly be back soon and can't wait to dive again. I wouldn't go diving with anyone else in Gran Canaria than Nautico! Thank you for such a special few days of diving! See you soon xx
Written March 20, 2022
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