Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Altea

June 9, 2017

 

 

SNORKELING IN ALTEA

 

Discover Altea's large marine biodiversity by taking a guided snorkeling tour! Greenwich Diving offer daily guided  snorkeling tours from the beaches in Mascarat or Isleta de l'olla for only €10 per person (rental equipment €5 per person), and by boat €29 per person. Groups of 4 or more people €25 for Snorkel Tours by boat.  

 

In addition to Mascaret and Isleta de l'olla, Greenwich Diving will also, in collaboration with the Natural Park of the Serra Gelada, the Town Hall of Altea and Coastal Ecology Institute, offer guided snorkeling tours in Altea Bay every Wednesday and Friday in June, July, August and September. This tour will include informative talks which help us to understand our local sea life and enhance the environmental richness of the Bay of Altea. They have chosen the routes of the Island of l’Olla and the La Barreta Beach areas, with generally calm waters and good visibility, these routes offer a large marine biodiversity. 

 

 

Anybody over the age of 10 can take a snorkeling tour to discover the beautiful prairies of oceanic Posidonia, present for over 300 years. Tours usually last 1 hour and include a free photographic report that you can download.

 

To book a snorkeling tour please call 966 881 457 or e-mail info@greenwichdiving.com

 

 

SCUBA DIVING IN ALTEA

 

Greenwich Diving - Altea Diving Classes

 

 

Take a scuba class to learn how to dive safely and correctly and receive your SCUBA certification card as a proof that you are a certified SCUBA diver.

 

It is probably easier to learn Scuba diving than you imagine. All it requires is that you are comfortable in the water and that you are a reasonably proficient swimmer who is comfortable and relaxed in the water.  The swimming requirement for certification is an easy 183 meter nonstop swim - no time or specific stroke requirements in addition to a 10 minute tread/float. 

 

Their entry level diver course is split into knowledge development, confined water (pool) skill training and four scuba training dives. The course is performance based, which means you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill. 

 

Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. It is filtered to remove impurities. But otherwise, the scuba tank is just like regular breathing.  How long a scuba tank last depends on several factors, the rate you breathe in, how large the tank is, how deep you dive etc. As an approximation, though, a diver sightseeing in calm, warm water in the 5 meter/15 foot to 10 meter/30 foot range can expect the average tank to last about an hour.

 

In your scuba course you will learn a simple technique to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure so they won't hurt. Scuba diving is as safe as swimming as long as you follow the rules and use common sense. 

 

The maximum depth for a recreational SCUBA diver is 40 meters but you should not dive deeper than 18 meters without proper training. In the Advanced Open Water course Greenwich Diving offer you are shown the correct and safe way to make a deep dive.  It is very exciting to see fish when you dive. The prettiest and most abundant fish are in the ocean. Most fish will ignore you, but some fish will let you get close to them but will stay out of your reach. Some will be curious and follow you around! Once you are certified, SCUBA diving cost about as much as 18 holes of golf, or a good ski-lift ticket.

 

Starting out you should have your own mask, fins and snorkel for the class. Greenwich Diving has a dive shop if you don't already have these. 

 

You can rent Scuba tanks, buoyancy compensator jackets, regulator, and weight belts etc.

 

As for the Open Water, Scuba Diver Course, and the Discover Scuba course, the rental equipment is included (but not the mask, fins and snorkel).

 

To learn more about the various Diving courses Greenwich Diving has to offer and to see all the beautiful diving sites, please visit GreenwichDiving.com

 

 

PADI Courses  

PADI Discover Scuba Diver (optional second dive from the boat +49€)69 € (Pool)

PADI Reactivate (Refresh) 69 € (Pool)

PADI Scuba Diver course 229 €

PADI Scuba Diver Upgrade to Open Water Diver 189 €

PADI Open Water Diver 369 €

PADI Open Water Diver (e-learning)*199 €*

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 299 €

PADI Rescue Diver 329 €

PADI Divemaster**599 €**

PADI Open Water Instructor / EFR Instructor**1  200 €**

*Not included Taxes e-learning 

**Not included Taxes PADI 

 

 

 

PADI Speciality Courses 

Multi Level Diver 99 €

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver 99 €

Fish identification 99 €

Nitrox 129 €

Emergency first response 99 €

Digital Underwater Photographer Level 1+2  129 €

Underwater Navigator 129 €

Night Diver 169 €

Search and Recovery Diver (only AOWD) 169 €

Deep Diver (only AOWD) 169 €

All dive courses include the certification from PADI. 

Group discounts available. Please contact us at the dive centre. 

  

SSI Courses 

SSI Try Scuba Diver (optional second dive from the boat +49€) 69 € (Pool) 

SSI Skills Scuba (Refresh)69 € (Pool) 

SSI Scuba Diver Course 229 €

SSI Scuba Diver Upgrade to Open Water Diver 189 €

SSI Open Water Diver 329 €

SSI Advanced Adventure Diver 299 €

SSI Stress & Rescue Diver 329 €

SSI Dive Guide & Divemaster* 599 €*

SSI Open Water Instructor / React Right Instructor* 1200 €*

*Not included Taxes SSI 

  

SSI Speciality Courses 

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver 99 €

Nitrox 129 €

React Right (First Aid)99 €

Digital Underwater Photographer 129 €

Underwater Navigator 129 €

Night Diver 169 €

Search and Recovery Diver 169 €

Deep Diver 169 €

All dive courses include the certification from SSI. 

Group discounts available. Please contact the dive centre. Call : 966 881 457 info@greenwichdiving.com

 

Ocelado Diving - Diving Classes in Altea  

 

Ocelado  dive center is located within the marina "El portet" a small idyllic port with free parking, services of nautical activities like kayaks, Paddle Surf, sailing, boat rental, jet skis and a beach bar where to enjoy meals and dinners next to the Sea with views to the Bay of Altea, island of the pot, the "mascarat" and the Rock of ifach of Calpe. They offer all types of activities and diving courses of different certifiers. They offer courses  for all levels and specialties, snorkeling routes and nautical excursions ranging from Calpe to Benidorm within the natural Sierra Sierra, reaching the most distant points of immersion in less than 15 minutes of navigation. Their boat, rigid inflatable of 7'50m with two engines 4t of 90CV each one is located to less than 10 meters of the door of their dive center avoiding loads and displacements. The Cala Soio, where they make their baptisms from the shore, is next to the diving center in the natural environment of the cap Negret volcanic outcrop very exclusive in the Valencian Community.

 

The Bay of Altea is a unique place.  "El porter" is a beautiful enclave on the beach of the pot of Altea with its "cap negret" volcanic outcrop that allows you to enjoy a privileged environment at the foot of the Mediterranean. The island of the pot is only half a mile from their port, an idyllic site for diving baptisms, snorkeling trips and night dives.

 

If you would like to discover the Mediterranean sea and the magical world of colorful fish and live reefs, in clear, warm, blue water, try scuba diving!  Scuba diving is much easier than you think! Ocelado Dive Center has a class called Try Scuba Diving. This class will prepare you to do a dive Try Scuba Diving Experience diving and feel the excitement Try Scuba Diving! It's your chance to discover the magical world of colorful fish and live reefs, in clear, warm, blue water - Diving! There is nothing like it. Diving is much easier than you think and in this class a SSI Diving Instructor will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy your first underwater experience. Before starting your new experience, you can study the entire Academic part with the digital training of SSI. Theory: 30 min of basic theory of buco Sessions: 1 single dive to a maximum of 6 meters Price: The price of the full course is € 60. For more information, or to book a class, please contact centrobuceo@oceladodiving.es or call 607 841 858.

 

Open Water Diver - a diving class that Get Your Certification Becoming an SSI Open Water Diver (OWD) is the best way to start your dive adventure thanks to its worldwide recognition! Through personalized training and dedicating enough time they make sure that you feel really comfortable under the water with the skills and equipment you will use. The Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Theory, Training in Pool or Confined Water and Open Water Sessions Theory: The SSI education system allows you to choose when you want to study, so you can learn at your own pace, when it suits you best. In training in class and in the pool will reinforce everything you have learned. Training in Pool or Confined Water: For your training in swimming pool and open water your instructor will adapt your diving equipment so that you are comfortable in your "second skin". You will have enough practice time to adapt to the underwater environment before beginning your open water training dives. Open Water Sessions: You will complete at least 4 open water dives and you will have the opportunity to experience everything you learned in the pool. (Open water can be defined as an open expanse of water like a lake or ocean) Duration: 3 or 4 days Attributions: It will enable you to make dives up to a maximum of 18m deep with a diver of higher category. Price: The price of the complete course is 320 €  For more information, or to book a class, please contact centrobuceo@oceladodiving.es or call 607 841 858.

 

 

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