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FAQ's

Feel free to contact us if you have any more queries

 

What is the water temperature?

The coldest the sea gets in Gibraltar is around 10°C. In the summer it can reach 20°C.

What type of exposure suit do I need?

We use 5mm suites in the school all year round. Drysuits are good for the winter and summer but it can get very hot kitting up in the summer.

What time do we leave to go diving?

We leave to go diving at 0900 am and 1400 pm

Do we do night dives?

Yes we do, please get in touch to arrange!

Do I need insurance?

It is advisable to have your own insurance. For those holding an EHIC, it is acceptable in Gibraltar.

We recommend diving with DAN Insurance, if you have any questions get in touch and we can help sort you out. 

Can I take anything from the seabed?

No it is against the law in Gibraltar to remove anything from under the water.

Should I park my car in Spain or Gibraltar?

The border queues can get very lengthy especially in the summer but they are also unpredictable. The dive store is around a 5–10 minute walk from the frontier.

What size cylinders do we use?

12ltr 232bar although we do have a couple of 15’s for heavy breathers!

Do we allow solo diving?

No sorry, divers would dive without a buddy must be certified in self-reliant diving, however, we will still require divers to dive in at least a one pair buddy team.

How many divers can we take out at any one time?

We are able to cater for large numbers of divers as we have a RIB that can carry 6 divers, a large dive boat which is licenced to carry 35 divers and a couple of dive vans that can take 7 and 4 passengers. Despite this, we prioritise safety and therefore limit our numbers with buddy groups being no larger than 5 divers with an Instructor and often a Divemaster too.

How can I pay?

We accept payment in the shop, over the phone and online. We are able to us Cash, Card (inc. American Express), Paypal or Bank Transfer.

I have a medical condition will I still be able to dive?

 You will need to fill out the self certification medic form which is available on our wesite, should you answer yes to any of the questions you will need a doctor to sign it

Im very nervous will I be able to dive?

Our instructors are all very experienced and carry out hundreds of try dives every year. You will not be rushed or made to do something you don’t want to at any time you will be able to surface with your instructor right beside you. Once below the surface you will be looking at massive schoals of fish which will make you wonder why you were so nervous.

I get claustrophobic?

 A lot of people say this and yes on the surface with the mask on your field of vision will be narrowed but once below the water you will be looking at a wonderfull panoramic view of the seabed.

Can I dive if I wear glasses?

Depending how bad your sight is. Water will naturally magnify things underwater. If your prescription is quite high we recommend wearing contact lens' or investing in your own prescription lens Scuba and Snorkel mask.

Do I need a certification card?

We recommend you bring a physical copy or at least access your e-card on the PADI app. We are able to access the PADI system for qualification cards. However, for other diving organisation we will need to see a qualification card and proof of training

Do I need a passport to get into Gibraltar?

Yes. Non EU passport holder should check that they do not require a visa.

Do I need a medical to start diving?

You will need to fill out the self certification medical form which is available on our wesite, should you answer yes to any of the questions you will need a doctor to sign it.

Thank you for reading out FAQ section. Please reach out to us if you have any other questions.