Arrecifal Dive Center – El Hierro Island

Explore the depths of El Mar de Las Calmas and discover its amazing biodiversity. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice, dive in and experience the breathtaking beauty of El Hierro underwater world.

From our Dive Centre, located in La Restinga, on the southern tip of El Hierro, we run daily boat trips and SSI and FEDAS diving courses all year round.


Did you know...?

El Hierro is the smallest and westernmost of the Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean. There are more than 20 dive sites, which are all located between 5 and 20 minutes by boat. The Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve of Fishing Interest is protected from the prevailing trade winds and is perfect for year round diving with visibility as much as 40m at times and rarely less than 20m. Splendid weather, comfortable water temperature and excellent visibility make our island’s underwater bottoms ideal for diving and enjoying its lava landscapes. The geographic characteristics of the island’s bottoms, together with the great quality of its waters, make El Hierro one of the best places to dive in the Canary Islands.

As a result of the volcanic eruptions that took place in 2011, its seabeds have been regenerated, giving rise to a particular biodiversity and a unique underwater landscape full of life, perfect for practicing scuba diving in all its varieties.


  • star ratingExcellent dive centre - We visited La Restinga in December for a couple of days of scuba diving. My wife has had ear damage in the past years and we had put our diving... Leer más

    22 de January de 2022

    star ratingEvery dive briefing begins with OK Family. The perfect intro to describe the experience of diving with Arrecifal, as they go out of their to make you feel at home.... Leer más

    14 de October de 2021

    star ratingGreat experience for a first-time diver - My husband and I went diving at Arrecifal Dive Center in September of 2021. It was my first time diving, my husband already had his Open Water Diver. I originally... Leer más

    18 de October de 2021
  • star ratingFantastic dive team - If you are planning on diving El Hierro then you couldn’t do better than using Arrecifal in La Restinga The owners Julian and Damiana know the dive sites intimately and... Leer más

    19 de November de 2020

    star ratingAs part of our projects on marine conservation, team members of Innoceana, went diving with Arrecifal. The whole Arrecifal team was friendly and highly professional (with all the securtity measures... Leer más

    9 de June de 2021

    star ratingBest option to dive in El Hierro - I've landed in Arrecifal by pure casualty and it cannot take a better school to dive in El Hierro. I came with a lot of fears bc I after disapointed... Leer más

    15 de August de 2021
  • star ratingBest dive week ever - Great visibility, lots of fish, arches,volcanic rock structures, ledges with moray eels, rays,tuna, puffer fish, trigger fish, trumpet fish and amber sharks to name a few. Fun diving with a... Leer más

    19 de November de 2020

    star ratingDefinitely worth diving with this team - We have just spent a week diving with Arrecifal. Peter is an excellent guide and teacher; patient, calm, knowledgeable, and very thorough in his training. He is also enormously helpful,... Leer más

    14 de February de 2020

    star ratingVery professional diving center - Diving a week with Arrecifal, excecellent experience with Julian, Damiana, Borja, Ivan e Ignacio. You cannot ask for more to enjoy diving in La Restinga!

    24 de July de 2021
  • star ratingGreat dive tour. - An excellent dive center!
    The team is very professional and organized, they make you feel safe even in harsh condition.
    They are also very kind and help you with your... Leer más

    24 de December de 2020

    star ratingExcellent dive training and a fantastic fun dive at the end - Together with my spouse we obtained PADI Open Water Diver certificates during a week-long intensive course with Arrecifal. Peter is a great teacher who encouraged us, adjusted the course schedule... Leer más

    Roman W
    27 de February de 2020

    star rating300% recomendable - Genial equipo y lugar, las inmersiones increíbles, el cuidado, la puntualidad, la profesionalidad y el respeto por las medidas covid ????????????
    Da gusto bucear así, seguro que volveremos con Damiana... Leer más

    12 de August de 2021
  • star ratingGood experence!!! 100% Recommendable - Arrecifal is a very professional diving company, they work with a lot of quality, they adapt a lot to your vacation days and schedules are adapted to carry out your... Leer más

    25 de March de 2023

    star ratingThe best of the best- wouldn't go anywhere else! - Excellent knowledge on the area, great service, great facility and absolute great dives!! The guiding was perfect, and the sites chosen were absolutely brilliant for the experience we have. I... Leer más

    2 de August de 2021

    star ratingLovely experience - Had such an amazing time certifying myself at Arrecifal... The staff is great, the equipment is in top condition, the area is gorgeous! Thank you Damiana, Julián and the rest... Leer más

    8 de August de 2021