As there is no mass-toursim in the north of Lanzarote there are not many hotels in this area. However there is a wide range of fully equipped apartments, small houses and Fincas available.
About Northdiving Lanzarote
Northdiving Lanzarote is the only dive centre in the north of the island, which means they can guarantee unspoilt and uncrowded dive sites. Diving the northern dive sites is an adventurous experience with a huge amount to discover underwater. The lava formations, arches, caverns, drop offs and swim throughs are simply amazing. There are wrecks, schooling fish and even angel sharks. So if you are looking for somewhere new to escape for a long weekend's diving or fancy making a week out of it close to home, it's time to take the plunge in Lanzarote Arrieta is far away from the mass tourism sometimes associated with Lanzarote and so there are no hotels. However there are a large range of fully equipped apartments, all around a 5 minute walk from the dive centre. North Diving have picked just a few of the best in the region to offer you complete choice. The images here are a sample of the typical decor you can expect. So if you a single diver, buddy pair or group, talk to us and we can help you select your ideal base. Simply let your travel consultant know your needs and we can advise the available apartment options. Arrieta may only be a 25 minute drive from the airport, but it feels like another world. The pace of life is relaxed. The sandy beach is a focal point, with stunning sea food restaurants running along the shore and a popular beach bar. Enjoy a sun downer here with your fellow divers before you head off to tuck into some of the best food on the island - make sure to try the Sancocho! There are 2 supermarkets so self catering is made simple. For those who want to explore more on land, you are close to the botanical gardens Jardin de Cactus, a cultural market at Haria and the famous Timanfaya National Park with volcanos. Car rental is easily arranged. No matter what you need, the team at North Diving are here to make your holiday just the way you like it! Please note all divers are required to have a valid diving medical signed off by a doctor and comprehensive dive insurance.
There are apartments close by the beach, apartments with sea views and amazing Fincas - some with their own pools. Some of these cater perfectly for larger groups.
Most of guests stay in apartments within walking distance from the dive centre, the restaurants and the beautiful "La Garita" beach.
The nearest hotels are located in Costa Teguise - around 20 minutes drive. It's not far but it's a different world down there!
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lanzarote is one of the islands in the Canaries. It lies 125km off the west coast of Morocco, and only just over 4 hours flying time from the UK. It's a volcanic island with a dramatic, rocky landscape, peppered by superb beaches and surrounded by the inviting Atlantic. It's a popular island for UK visitors, who love the friendly people, relaxed island vibe and year round sunshine.
Covid Travel Information
Approved international travel to Spain & the the islands has resumed
View the up to date list here View entry requirements here Everyone who comes on holiday to the Canary Islands must go through a health inspection. Spanish Health Form - you must fill in and sign online before your travel Vaccination certificate that proves that the holder has received a vaccine against COVID-19. You must be fully vaccinated and have received your last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain. Any vaccine will be admitted that has been authorised for commercial use by the EU (European Medicines Agency - EMA) and the WHO. Antigen tests and NAAT (PCR, TMA) tests taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Spain will also be admitted. Travellers from the UK must have a negative NAAT test certificate. A certificate stating that the holder has recovered from COVID-19, issued at least 11 days after your first positive NAAT (PCR, TMA) test. The certificate is valid for 180 days. Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow. Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5 You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK Updated 18th Sept 2021
Weather and Climate
Lanzarote has a subtropical climate, with higher temperatures and a drier climate than the Spanish mainland. Over the summer, prevailling trade winds cool the island. Expect air temps of around 29C in August, cooling down to around 24 by November. Through our winter months the air temps are a pleasant 20 or so, with a few, short, sharp sudden bursts of rain.
We are able to book a number of charter flight options from the UK to Lanzarote. Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Lanzarote, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options
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Regular Entry Requirements
If you are a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. You can stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If you visit more than one of these countries within a 180-day period, check that you do not spend more than 90 days in total across all the countries you visit. That is because most of these countries apply the 90-day limit as a group. There are different rules for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
Most flights to Lanzarote are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.
Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. EU passport holders do not need to pay a departure tax.
Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy
You will need euros in Lanzarote. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card in Spain.
Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use
Plugs and electricity
2 pin round European plug sockets are used in Lanzarote - 220V
Full kit hire is 25 euro per day plus 15 euro per day for a dive computer
Upgrade to boat diving in Puerto del Carmen for 20euro per dive
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nirox is 10euro per fill - please prebook to ensure availability
Deposits and Balances
A typical deposit is £400. If you add flights to your holiday full payment of your chosen flight option may also be required to confirm your ATOL bonded package.
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
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Our most popular package includes 7 nights in a 1 bedroom self catering apartment The standard dive package is 10 shore dives (5 days) AIR Free wifi in your apartement
International flights to Arrecife airport (ACE) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday. We are not able to prebook transfers. A taxi costs around 40euro in each direction. Additional diving and services are arranged and paid for at the dive centre at the end of your trip Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
Northdiving Lanzarote is just 10m away from the sea and can offer 15 different dive sites all within 5 to 15 minutes away. As a team of passionate divers, North Diving organise amazing experiences and adventures for other passionate divers and ocean lovers. The focus here is on individualised diving holidays, high quality diver training, high safety standards and of course a lot of fun!
- A wide range of diving packages available both recreational and technical
- All experience levels welcome
- 15 different dive sites all within 5 to 15 minutes away
- small dive groups (max 6 divers per Instructor or divemaster)