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 we 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. We have picked just a few of the best in the region to offer you complete choice. So if you a single diver, buddy pair or group, talk to us and we can help you select your ideal base. If you prefer, the closest hotels are 20mins away which we can also arrange with transfers. 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. 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!
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!
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.
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
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders do not need a visa for Lanzarote/Spain. 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.
Included in your holiday
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.
Plugs and electricity
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Deposits and Balances
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas 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
- 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 for recreational diving and a maximum of 2 for technical guided dives)
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course atNorthdiving Lanzarote.
- 1 days diving from:£€65 (2 shore dives, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 3 days diving from:£€180 (6 shore dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 5 days diving from:£€250 (10 shore dives per day, 12ltr tanks and weights)
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from:£€240 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI open water course from:£€440 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI advanced course from:£€295 (inc. full equipment hire, excl. manual and cert card. 1 day guided dive is required before beginning of course)
- Nitrox Specialty from:£€90 (excl manual and cert card)
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit):£€18 (per day paid locally)
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.