Canary Islands Travel Tips
Travel tips considering your dive gear. Cylinder and weights are included in dive prices. Both DIN and International first stage fittings are available. Temperatures vary from winter to summer approximately 20-25 degrees, we recommend 5mm suits as the best all rounder for comfort. The dive centre uses 3mm and 5mm suits fro hire depending on the time of year. We also provide the very best in full hire equipment, using Scuba Pro, Cressi and Mares, so no need to carry your kit over.
Standard 240 Volt power supply use two pin plugs. Adapters are available in most stores.
The Euro currency is used in Gran Canaria. There are also exchanges and banks which have a foreign exchange facility.
The bus service on Gran Canaria runs very well and on time. Schedules and routes are posted at the bus stops. The number 1 and 32 run directly to Taurito where the center is. Taxis are located at the airport and there are taxi ranks in all of the resorts. Most hotel receptionists will gladly call a taxi for you.
Most large international car hire companies have offices in Las Palmas airport and in the main resorts. You will need a valid driving license and credit card to hire.
The dive centre’s public liability is fully covered by Dive Master Insurance (underwritten by Lloyds of London), but divers must have their own personal insurance which covers them for diving. With some travel insurance companies, diving is not covered so check with your tour operator before you travel. Holiday dive insurance is available from Canary Diving Adventures and Divemaster Insurance for single dive or dive packs, you can arrange this when you arrive at the centre.
All divers must have a valid up to date certification to dive in Gran Canaria. If divers medical condition has changed a full up to date medical is necessary.