A new resort dedicated to diving, and as such claimed to be the first of its kind in Spanish waters, is set to open in May in the southern Gran Canarian town of Puerto de Mogan.
The Blue Explorers Resort promises access to 20 dive-sites from 12-30m depth plus further sites for deep and tec divers down to 70m, using two purpose-built RIBs, Explorer and Adventurer.
In Spain and most European waters dive-centres tend to be separate from resort-style accommodation, but at Blue Explorers the dive-centre, shop and pool share the location with 14 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a Reef Bar & Grill offering guests a la carte, half- and full-board options.
All staff, from chefs to managers, are divers.
Only eco-friendly products are to be used and trimix and nitrox are available, as well as 4×4 safaris, sunset cruises and whale-watching trips.
There are two launch offers until 16 June this year.
The Stay, Eat & Dive package for two people costs 1270 euros and includes seven nights’ full-board in a one-bed apartment, 10 dives per couple, all equipment hire, dive-site transfers and post-dive drinks. An equivalent package for four people cost 2400 euros.