Europes First underwater Museum

Museo Atlantico – Europes first underwater museum, created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor.


Since the first installations back in 2016, the Museo Atlantico has proved to be a very popular dive site and a ‘must do’  for many of our scuba diving visitors. At a depth of 14 meters this dive is suitable for all certified divers and now non divers have the opportunity to dive here too.

These latest pictures from our trip this week show how the flora and fauna are making the museum home.


Our guide Iain Irving was delighted to see a spiny sea star making it’s home on the girls head at the hybrid section, wrapping itself around the bun on the back of her head.

There is always plenty to see on this dive , Barracuda, Angel Sharks, Trigger Fish, Bastard Grunt and the Spiny Sea Star were the entertainers  yesterday.


Now you can dive the Museo Atlantico even if you are not a certified diver, just complete 2 training dives with us and then you will be able to dive the museum.

Interested ? contact us for more details.

Ocean Clean Up Dive

At Island Watersports Lanzarote we take our responsibility to the enviroment very seriously and carry out Ocean Rescue, clean up dives every few months. We do our best to keep the beautiful Atlantic Ocean around Lanzarote as clear of rubbish and plastic as possible. Scuba diving in Lanzarote is a very popular sport and the area around Puerto Del Carmen boasts some of the best dive sites on the island.

Our last Ocean clean up dive of the year was a great success. We targeted the area of Black Beach in Puerto Del Carmen where we collected 5 full bags of plastic, drink cans and other debris from along the harbour wall, over the arena to the drop off.

During the dive our divers took great care to ensure that no sea life was actually living in the cans and bottles we removed, they did have to relocate a few baby octopus.

Check out our facebook page for all the great pictures (full album on flickr) and keep following us  for details of our  next Ocean Clean Up dive, all certified divers are welcome to join us and we supply tanks and weights for FREE.

Finally, a huge thank you our wonderful scuba diving volunteers, Ocean Heroes, John, Ailsa, Ian, Michael and Iain, a fantastic job guys, well done!


2017 – Beoordelingen

2017 was a year of new beginings for Island Watersports Dive Centre  as George and Iain formed a new partnership and, along with John,  moved to a new location in the Old Town Harbour of Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote.


Still with all the great facilities that our divers expect – hot showers, toilets and changing rooms to make our diving experience as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

Below is a look back at some of the many highlights and hopefully some special memories for our divers too.



Work is finished on the new dive centre in February and our first visitors arrive, welcome to the Voigtlander family, Sally and Diane who took the snorkelling challenge  and Nick who kicked off the year by becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

March saw our first clean up dive of the year , thanks to all our volunteers, Charles,Peter, Ailsa, John and Iain.


We where invited  by Rooftop Entertainment to watch the  6D Cinema Underwater experience at the Biosfera shopping centre, Puerto Del Carmen.

We went dressed to impress! It was a great evening and we have been back since but not in dive gear

Our trips to the Museo Atlantico proved to be incredibly popular with our divers and that is still true today, as Europe’s only underwater museum it is a must see when diving in Lanzarote.



We were joined by so many diving friends in May and it was drinks all round when we surprised Christoph and Thomas with a little party as they celebrated their 10 year anniversary and 200th dive while they were on holiday.

The outside seating area of dive centre is proving to be a great place for a chill out after the dives, thanks Marco and Trui for the great pictures.

We were delighted to hit 1000 likes on Facebook this month thanks to all our divers, family and friends.


Worlds Ocean Day in June was celebrated by another Ocean Clean Up Dive and again we were joined by our wonderful diving volunteers.

Just a quick note – we do clean up dives every 3 months or so , all certified divers are welcome to come along and join us , we provide the tanks and weights for free.



More great news for June, we were awarded with another Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. The whole team at Island Watersports were absolutley delighted with this award as it is a result of all our divers reviews and feedback.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write these reviews, it really makes a huge difference to our business.



July was an eventful month – we were joined by Caroline, Heidi, Ailsa, Corinne and Marie for PADI Womens Dive Day. Caroline and Heidi had never dived before and completed their first  scuba diving ‘Try Dive’experience. They were just amazing and  great fun was had by all.

Ollie celebrate his 18th Birthday which meant he could complete his PADI Dive Master course, something he had always wanted to do since he first started diving with us. Thanks for the great party guys. Bring on next year Hattie and  Alice!

We met Nadine and her family who were keen Geocachers and they completed our Geocache, GC 6C00N, training dive package.


It was dive courses all the way through August and nice to see so many regular diving friends continuing their diving journey with us.

Max , Lena, Basti and Christina all completing PADI  Deep and Advanced courses, Ross doing his PADI Rescue Course and Brian practising skills for his BSAC Dive Leader qualification.



The Old Town Puerto Del Carmen celebrated the Feria Del Mar in September and Island Watersports were invited to join in with a stand at the show. Georg and Marie were there for 4 days and met many new divers and visitors to Lanzarote.

Our very own Pokemon guru Christoph finally left us after diving for 5 weeks, so celebrations began and ended at the Tapas evening where too many local tapas and wines were sampled. Living the dream!


On to October and again it really was a month for courses with Steve and Colin crashing in their PADI Advanced courses and the Nitrox specialities all over a long weekend, nice skills boys. Also a very determined Claire travelled down from Costa Teguise everyday to complete her PADI Open Water Course.

Our ‘Try Dive’ experience was again very popular this month along with night dives as the days grew shorter.


Camel Travel


Finishing touches were completed to our new web page in November, many thanks to Stevie for all his hard work over the last few months.

The addition of a flights and accommodation page has proved very popular with our diving friends and we are happy to be able to recommend to our divers an ABTA bonded travel agency in Camel Travel .



  December saw  John  retire after 7 years with Island Watersports.  We wish him and Ailsa a very happy retirement as they ride off into the sunset. The kettle is always on John xxx.

Christmas hats at the ready for our Christmas Day dive, many thanks for the bubbles Ally, Cheers !

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