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“Well worth the expense”

Submarine Safaris Lanzarote
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Owner description: A real dive in a real submarine. A truly Underwater Experience of a Lifetime. Dive 30m/100ft to the seabed of the Atlantic without getting wet! We seat 44 passengers. Our submarine is built to a very high specification and cost over 3 million euros each. They are designed for safety and total comfort so our passengers can fully enjoy their diving experience. The cabin is spacious and is maintained at normal atmospheric conditions, so pregnant women, heart patients and persons with ear problems will not be affected in any way.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

First some practical points:
~It is an expensive trip but you can save 15% if you book 7 days in advance
~you can not take children under 2
~Consider carefully if you have mobility problems, there is a walk to the sub and then along a wobbly jetty and down a steep ladder to enter the sub.

Now my review:
We loved it! You get your own seat & viewing window. We saw loads of fish - along the harbour wall, among the shipwrecks and obviously when we settled on the bottom 30 metres down and the divers came around the sub. The sea was crystal clear and the children were amazed that they were actually under the sea.
You can purchase photos taken of you on top of the sub but you get a free dive certificate!
Recommended!

Thank PandaGirl2013
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Really enjoyed the Sub trip. They lay on a free bus that takes you 'door to door' . Give you a safety briefing and then you're on your way .

The sub ride lasts 45 mins and you see some wrecks and a few big fish and its a great experience. One tip is to book before you go to Lanzarote as you save 15% but don't actually pay until you get to the sub.

I'd definitely do it again .

Thank Keith A
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

far too expensive for what it was. very little time was spent actually away from harbour ant alot of the fish you did see where the same ones as they were being fed from the front of boat.dont waste your money

1  Thank mark h
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was a pretty good experience. Not claustrophobic at all as there is good space on board.. Some people on Trip Advisor have stated that if they booked without the need for a bus collection in their Lanzarote resort (i.e. you have a car) then they received a 10% discount on the full price. We were not offered that discount when booking directly in the office in Puerto Calera and that seems a little inconsistent and unfair. I think this is something the company needs to be consistent and fair on in future. The trip is well organised from the time you watch the safety video onwards and the crew were enthusiastic and courteous. Plenty of room on board with eveybody getting a seat and each pair of passengers getting their own window. Most of the good view is on one side and so you either get the best view on the outbound or return trip from the harbour. We went down to 30 metres and sat the sub on the bottom where the light and view was wonderful at that depth. Saw Nurse shark and a couple of small sting rays as well as many many local fish. A knowledgeable narration by the team. Recommended for a good hour and the restaurants in the marina are a great place to recover ! Just be fairer on the pricing if you dont need pick up in the resort

Thank Steve M
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paul b, General Manager at Submarine Safaris Lanzarote, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear Customer,

Firstly we are very happy to know you felt the experience was pretty good.

My main reason for replying to your review is your point regarding the 10% discount if client do not use the free bus service we provide. We are not sure where you read this fact, but the actual truth is we do not offer any discount for clients using their own transport. The transport provided by Submarine Safaris is free and is offered to all clients staying within the main 3 resorts on the island. If a client wishes to travel using their own transport means then the cost of the Submarine ticket is the same.
We do carry out a number of special offers during the year, such as free children, as well as discounted promotion tickets at certain times of the years. Also, we carry out a number of promotions with well know car hire companies i.e when you hire a car from them, they offer 10% discount voucher, which can be used against the submarine ticket price. This is maybe what you heard or read.

Anyway thank you very much for your personnel recommendation and we sincerely hope this clarifies this matter and to show everyone we do operate a fair policy to all our clients.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The tour guide was excellent. saw loads of fish. Great visibility, worth every penny. Ship wrecks and big rock formations. Highly recommended.

Thank Tinners_10
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