Welcome to Aquanauts Divecentre

Welcome to Aquanauts Divecentre, Gran Canaria .
Aquanauts is a family run divecentre with our feet in the sea.
Owned by JB and Ruth Cerna you can find us on the edge of Puerto Rico beach, the centre has a sunny terrace with private access to the sea.
We offer diving for all levels of experience. Beginners can take your first underwater breaths or get qualified to dive with the PADI open water course. For the experienced divers we offer daily dive trips in the islands clear, rich waters where you can see everything from sea-horses to manta rays.

Client Testimonials.
had an amazing time diving with you during my holiday it was the most fun I’ve had in years! I’m hoping I can come back soon to do some more diving with Aquanauts and perhaps see some different fish.
Thankyou for making this the best holiday I’ve had.

Many more thanks
Amy McDyer.

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Aquanauts-Price List

Price List
Price List

Discover Scuba Diving – one dive
Discover Scuba Diving – second dive
PADI scuba diver
PADI open water diver course
Adventure diver – from
Advanced open water course – from
Rescue diver course
Divemaster course
Price on application
Instructor course
Price on application
Scuba Review
Enriched Air Nitrox

Dive packages
Six dive package €180 (excluding equipment)
Ten dive package €280 (excluding equipment)
Groups and clubs.
Please contact us for group diving discounts and packages

Aquanauts-Gran Canaria 

Gran Canaria 
Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Canary Islands, lies off the northwest coast of Africa. We have a wonderful sunny climate all year round with only a few days rain each month in the winter.The warm, clear waters allow us to dive all year round and for the non-divers there are many activities and days out to chose from.We look forward to seeing you here soon.More About Gran Canaria.
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Villa Palimito – Villa in Mogan.

More About Diving.

Aquanauts-Dive Sites 

Dive Sites 

Gran Canaria has many beautiful sites where you can discover the diverse marine life of the island.

JB’s channel, Puerto Rico – beach dive
Walk down our terrace steps and into the sea. JB’s channel is a protected channel on the side of Puerto Rico beach. On the outside of the channel is a rock reef that runs along the sea wall. Depth from 2 to 14 metres.
This is where you can take an introductory dive or refresh your skills after a break from diving. The channel is teeming with small fish, damselfish, wrasse, bream and mullet. The reef has lots of small holes where you can search for octopus and cuttlefish.

Pasito Blanco and Arguiniguin Reefs – boat dive
Large reefs with shoals of yellow snappers and barracuda. Rays can be found in the sand and look out for the giant puffer fish. 14 – 20 metres.

Mogan Wrecks – boat dive
Dive two wrecks in one dive. The wrecks are 30 metres long with trumpet fish, groupers, rays and a small shoal of yellow snappers. Watch out for the yellow submarine that also visits the wrecks. 16 to 19 metres.

Artificial Reef – boat dive

Abundant sea life in a small area. This artificial reef is a successful university programme to enhance the diving possibilities on the island. There are large schools of barracudda and yellow snappers, lots of moray eels and sting-rays. Angel shark can also be spotted. 22 metres.

El Pajar – boat dive
A small wreck of a hydrofoil lying at 16 metres on a sandy sea bed. The wreck is complete and can be explored inside and out. You can see yellow snappers inside and outside the wreck as well as rays sheltering underneath.

Balito Reef and Bahia Blanca Reef – boat dives
Two small reefs between 6 and 16 metres, great for beginner divers. Both these reefs have plenty of sea life with trumpet fish, yellow snappers, octopus and moray eels.

National Park “El Cabron” at Arinaga – shore dive
Possibly one of the best dives in the the atlantic. A government protected area accessible from shore, where you will enjoy all the species the Canary Islands has to offer. This is a large reef with several entry and exit points, caves and swim throughs as well as the abundant sea life.
A must see for all levels of divers. 5 – 30 metres

Sardina – shore dive – summer only
Sardina is a small village in the north of the island where the manta rays can be found from July to September. The dive also has a nice reef with canyons
and caves teeming with life. Experienced divers only. 22 metres.

Aquanauts-Dive Courses

Dive Courses 

We offer all courses from the beginner trying diving to experienced divers wanting to learn new skills.

Discover scuba diving – take your first underwater breaths.
This is a full day programme where you learn the basic skills of scuba diving and experience the thrill of diving in the ocean and discover this unique environment.

Scuba diver – your first certification, qualify to dive to 12 metres.
This two day course will certify you to dive up to 12 metres, with supervision, all over the world. The course is made up of classsroom sessions, skills practic sessions in shallow water and two dives in the open sea. This course is ideal for you if you are only visiting for a short time and want to get certified.

Open water diver – qualify to dive to 18 metres on this four day course.
The open water course will qualify you to dive independently all over the world. This four day course consits of classroom sessions, skills practice sessions in shallow water and four dives in the open sea. On the final day of the course we take you to the marine reserve at Arinaga where you can experience some of the best diving on the island.

Learn to dive with us and get 10% off any further dives on your

Adventure diver – be inspired and expand your skills.
If you want to learn more about diving on wrecks or from boats, learn how to navigate or how to identify all the different fish you see, chose an adventure dive. A classroom session and a dive to discover new aspects of diving and learn new skills. Choose three dives that inspire you.

Advanced diver – develop your diving skills and qualify to dive to 30 metres.
The advanced diver certification allows you to dive up to 30 metres giving you even more choices of dive sites all over the world. The course is five adventure dives, including deep and navigation, you chose three others.

Emergency first response (EFR) – emergency first aid.
On this one day course you will learn how to assess and respond to emergencies with emergency first aid.

Rescue diver course – learn how to identify and respond to diving emergencies.
A two day course with classroom sessions and in-water practice scenarios to develop life saving skills. This challenging course develops your confidence and diving skills and could one day help save a life.
EFR and rescue diver can be taken together over three days.

Divemaster – your first professional diving qualification
The divemaster course helps you develop the skills to work as a dive-professional. Working alongside our instructors you will assist with the day to day work of the centre and learn the skills you need to become a dive professional. A great experience and the start of an exciting career. Please contact us directly for more information.

Aquanauts-Dive centre

Dive centre

Aquanauts divecentre has been in Puerto Rico for over nine years. JB and Ruth bought the centre in 2005 with the aim to provide a friendly and high quality service for divers.

The divecentre sits on the channel on the left of Puerto Rico beach. Our location is one of our biggest assets as divers can walk down the terrace steps into the sea. We have a sunny terrace that is great for divers and non-divers to relax and where we have BBQs throughout the summer.

Having direct access to the sea means we can get you diving immediately. We run introductory and refresher dives in the channel as well as training sessions for courses and night dives.

For experienced divers we organise dive trips on a daily basis, both shore and boat dives. We always keep group sizes small so that we can you give you a personal service.

What our customers say about us

“Both my daughter and I had our first diving experience with you guys, and would recommend you to anyone wanting to dive on Gran Canaria.

Your staff were knowledgable, understanding, safe, and above all-humorous!

Many thanks indeed!”

Steve Wilkie and Samantha Sandys

“I did a beach shore dive at Arinaga! Dive Master was very helpful, very relaxed had two very good dives, sandwich lunch was provided. Very good experience, we will be back to dive next year.

Many thanks”

Tony Bridson

“I would like to thank you both for your hospitality when we came and dived with you two weeks ago. Myself and Lynn felt we had known you for years. We hope that things are going ok. Well thanks again and we hope we see you sometime in the future.

Best regards”

Steve & Lynn Woodfin

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Club Amigos del Atlantico S.L.

C. /La Lajilla s/n
Centro Recreativo Puesta De Sol
E-35120 Arguineguin – Gran Canaria

Tel. +34 928 736 196
Mobile +34 696 760 396

Email: info@aquanauts-divecenter.com