Scuba Diving

Scuba diving in Orihuela Costa will surely leave you with fond memories of your holiday and who knows, maybe even a diving certificate under your belt. Scuba diving is one of the most popular holiday activities that is available to most age groups. For complete novices who wish to give it a go there is try diving or introduction to diving days. Those who wish to pursue diving more seriously can choose from a number of courses. Qualified divers spending time in Orihuela Costa can just hook up with a dive operation for a few recreational dives.

With such fantastic weather it is possible to dive comfortably practically all year round. Add to that some excellent dive sites and a number of highly experienced dive operators and you are assured some great scuba diving in Orihuela Costa. A bit further south are the popular dive sites of Cala Cortina and Cabo de Palos near Cartagena. Heading north off the coast of Santa Pola is the stunning protected marine reserve around Tabarca Island. For the more experienced diver, Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve and the wreck of the Naranjito wait to be explored.

Dive Courses

The diving schools, shops and operators in Orihuela Costa and neighbouring Torrevieja offer something for everyone. Discover Scuba Diving is the obvious course to take for those who just want to try the experience. These usually take about half a day, and after learning the basics will include one or two actual dives. This gives you the chance to see if scuba diving is really to your liking before spending money on a more comprehensive PADI course.

If the thrill of the underwater world has got you hooked then the next step to strive for is PADI Open Water Diver. This is the most popular PADI course worldwide and once successfully completed allows you to dive without an instructor. For those who wish to advance further or dive as a profession, there are many other advanced and speciality courses to choose from.

Dive Operators

Dive! Dive! Dive! – Is based in Playa Flamenca and offer a great variety of scuba diving in Orihuela Costa. The company has been going for years and is a highly qualified dive operation run by Geoff Ridden PADI MSDT ( Master Scuba Diver Trainer). They offer the full range of PADI courses and PADI speciality courses. They also offer a basic introduction to diving course.

Scubaworld Diving – Is located on Calle Geminis in the popular residential area of La Florida. They also offer all the available PADI courses as well as a variety of discover scuba courses. In Spanish law, diving in open water has a minimum age requirement of 16 years. However this doesn't apply to diving in confined water like a swimming pool. This enables Scubaworld to offer their fun Bubblemaker course in a nearby pool for children as young as 8 years.


With a beautiful and diverse coastline and inland lakes, kayaking in Orihuela Costa is a water adventure not to be missed. As with all water sports equipment in this day and age, kayaks have come a long way since the first hand crafted wooden ones.