Dive Academy, Santa Pola, Spain

About us

Dive Academy in Santa Pola is the ‘go to’ place for scuba diving and snorkeling on Spain’s sunny Costa Blanca. We have more people learning and certifying than anyone else around and many come back to us year after year because of the great diving experiences they’ve had with our friendly team.

We offer every course from absolute beginner up to the highest professional levels, and our team prides itself on teaching to the highest standards. Safety is paramount, and fun is pretty much guaranteed! Diving is our passion and it shows in what we do.

What sets us apart from other dive centres is our experience, knowledge and love of diving. Our home is in the Marina at Santa Pola, right in the harbour. The only thing between us and the water is a stretch of pavement and a couple of plants…unless you go the long way round past the bar, which is around 10 metres away!

So if you’re looking for some chilled and relaxing diving or snorkelling, the chance to make new friends and a warm welcome, Dive Academy Santa Pola is the place to be!

With more than 12 years’ experience diving the clear, warm waters of the Mediterranean we offer everything you could ever want scuba-wise and welcome hundreds of divers every year.

Your IDC with Us

Being a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre means we are at the very top of our game – we are also the only PADI 5 star IDC centre in the area. Is that important? Well, yes, the good looks of our team can only take us so far…

Our IDC programme encompasses everything you need to become a successful and employable PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. It includes two days of preparation, a 7 day IDC with Platinum Course Director Colin Scowcroft, EFR Instructor course, and 5 Instructor Specialty ratings so that you can be well on your way to Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

What is just as important as all this, is that we have a great support team here for you. At Dive Academy we are all experienced PADI Staff Instructors or MSDT’s. We’ve run many IDC’s over the years with a 100% pass rate and have the ability to offer the best help before, during and after the course. When it comes to starting a career in the diving industry, it is so important to make the right choices and to have the right preparation and support – that is what we are here for!