FAQ

Who can dive?

Anyone who is healthy, likes the ocean and is over 12 years old can dive with us.

Do I need a medical certificate?

If you are healthy, no. The decree 550/2020 regulates safety while diving. There is a medical questionnaire that each diver or dive student has to fill out. If you do not meet any of the conditions of the questionnaire that would require further examination, you do not need to provide a medical certificate. Otherwise, you will have to present a certificate that shows you are fit to dive so you can dive safely and enjoy the diving experience.

I overcame COVID-19, can I dive?

Probably yes, but for this you will have to present a medical certificate.

Do I need diving insurance?

Yes. The decree 550/2020 regulates safety while diving and states the following:

"Anyone practicing recreational diving must have accident and liability insurance that covers any type of incident and accident that may occur throughout the whole diving process.”

What is the minimum age to dive?

You can start diving in pools or confined waters from the age of 8. At Punta Amanay we are taking children from the age of 12 to dive with us in the ocean.

I haven't dived for a long time. Do I have to sign up for a scuba refresher course?

If you want to be comfortable and enjoy the dive, you should do a scuba refresher course in this situation. A professional will repeat with you the main signs and techniques and will be more aware of you in the water, if you have not been diving for a long time.

Can I go diving, if my ears hurt on the plane or while I snorkel?

It is important to learn to compensate the pressure in the ears while going down to the bottom of the ocean. If you are a beginner, your instructor will explain how to do it. But if you endure a lot of pain when you are on the plane or while snorkeling, you should ask a doctor for advice before diving.

Is diving dangerous?

No, it is not. It is a very safe and well-regulated sport. Accidents are very rare and if they happen, most of the time they are the result of reckless behavior and not due to equipment failure or animal attacks. This is induced by the movies.

What happens if I run out of air under water?

You ask your partner for some air. All divers have an alternate air source in case someone needs to share air.

Are there dangerous animals in the sea?

The most dangerous animal is the human. Divers are just going to observe the nature. If we don't overwhelm the animals and leave them alone, nothing will happen. In the Canary Islands there is no record of any animal attack on divers.

Do I need to know how to swim to learn to dive?

Yes, you have to know how to swim. But it doesn’t matter if you are not a very good swimmer. The most important thing is to feel comfortable surrounded by water.

What can I see under the water?

There are countless things to see at the bottom of the ocean- volcanic landscapes, all kinds of fish, invertebrates and much more.

How long do I need to wait after diving to be able to fly?

You have to wait a minimum of 12 hours. If you have been diving for several days, it is wise to wait 24 hours.

How long do I need to wait after flying to dive?

You do not have to wait. You can get off the plane and put on your diving suit ...

How many dive sites are there around Lobos?

There are more than 20 dive sites. One vacation might not be enough to see them all. So you have a good excuse to choose Fuerteventura as your travel destination again.

Are we going to dive at the island of Lobos?

The vast majority of our dive sites are in the waters around the island of Lobos. We always choose the best place according to the conditions and the experience of the divers. But we will never enter the island. For the same reason we cannot pick up or drop people off at Lobos either.

I have read that there is a lot of current in Lobos. Is it true?

We dive in the Atlantic Ocean so there can be strong currents. But our experience allows us to predict when and where they will be. However, the conditions are checked on site before the dive. If we have made a mistake and it turns out that there is too much current to be able to dive comfortably, we raise anchor and go somewhere else. It doesn’t mean that if there is current at one dive site, it is like this at all dive sites.

What is the best time to dive in Fuerteventura?

You can dive all year round and each season has its advantages and disadvantages. If you are looking for angel sharks, it is better to come between November and February. In spring we usually have very good visibility and the fauna is very active. In summer the water is warmer and in September and October the sea is calm.

What diving suit do you recommend to wear?

It depends on the time of year. In the summer months a 5MM suit will be enough. The rest of the year we recommend a 7MM or a semi-dry suit.

Can I store my equipment at the diving center?

Yes, we have a drying area for private equipment.

Can I rent equipment without booking a dive?

No. Our equipment is exclusively available for our divers.

Can someone join me on the boat?

The boat has only few seats and they are reserved for divers. It is not a yacht with a solarium. It is a rigid inflatable boat that is prepared for diving, but is not comfortable to walk around on.

Can I have a dive guide just for myself?

If you prefer, yes. We have a private guide service that can be booked for your dive.

Can I book the boat just for me?

Yes, of course. Ask us about our rates.

Can I bring a camera to the dives?

If you are a certified diver and you respect the dive guide's instructions, of course you can. If you are a beginner, it is better to be focused on what we are doing. But if you give the camera to your instructor, they will be happy to take a few great pictures.

Do you have a photo and video camera that I can rent?

Yes, we have GoPro cameras for rent.

Do you have your own accommodation?

No, we do not have our own accommodation, but we can help you find what you need. Hotel, apartment or villa - Fuerteventura has a great offer for all tastes and budgets.