Leagues Ahead Diving
Playa del Inglés, Maspalomas Costa, Gran Canaria, España
- All Gran Canaria
- Credit Card OK
- Equipment Rental
- Free Parking
- Free Transport
- Group Activity
- Guided Tour
- Hotel Pick Up
- Kids Friendly
- On the Beach
- Private Lessons
Leagues Ahead Diving in Playa Del Ingles is a premier scuba diving center and the ‘Go to Place’ for all Scuba Diving and Snorkelling excursions in Gran Canaria. Fun for the whole familiy! You get picked up at your hotel and are driven to bet surf spots. Equipment and water included.Check Availability – Ver Disponibilidad
Leagues Ahead Diving is a populat scuba diving center in the sunny Playa the Inglés, in the south of Gran Canaria that combines outstanding customer service, exceptional safety regulations, and a fun and relaxed atmosphere to ensure that when diving in Gran Canaria your underwater adventures are unforgettable.
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Cristina CHEN MA
11:40 29 Dec 22
This dive center is probably one of the best we’ve dived with. You just cannot go wrong with Leagues Ahead Diving.James makes you feel at ease instantly and gives the best dive debriefs.And Sophie, she’s just amazing. She plans everything brilliantly and makes the booking process a breeze. A real pleasure dealing with her.The equipment is great and they put much thought in where to dive depending on the weather conditions. They will even go to the opposite side of the island if need be.@Sophie: thanks again for your thoughtfulness, the extra layer that you prepared for me for the night dive was spot on!
16:19 04 Aug 22
Must Do! It was first time experience for us and diving with James was wonderful. What to expect before and during the dive was very well communicated by the team along with the short training before dive.Being a tourist pick and drop by Paulo one of the team members was really helpful. Would not forget to mention that we could leave kids at office with Sophie who was kind enough to watch over while we go for dive. Overall the whole experience, team hospitality, calmness, detail orientation was amazing.
16:55 01 Jul 22
A MUST VISIT!I always forget to write reviews so the fact I’m writing this means it was great!I’ll start with the positives and then list the negatives :)Transport:Pickup was on time, instructors (Kyle & James) very welcoming and friendly whilst on route chatting with everyone on board.Upon arrival met Sophie & Paulo at reception also very friendly, tried wetsuits, boots on etc and then travelled to the dive site (roughly 20-25minutes).Instructions:Once we arrived at site James talked us through everything we needed to know very thoroughly ! A lot to take in but he did it in a way in which you remembered everything and with the recap at the end you had full confidence before you enter the water.I was lucky enough due to group size to just have me and Kyle diving due to there being two other couples who went with Kyle & Pauli (2 people per diver). We got into the water and ran through the training drills that we had discussed before hand to ensure I was used to the water, calm and to access whether I was competent enough to go to some of the deeper spots (a 12m limit for first time divers).The dive itselfBeing with just Kyle was a great experience, he was always near by monitoring things but ensuring I was free to explore and look around, pointing various things out and guiding me along the ocean bed ! After roughly 35-45 minutes (depending on oxygen levels which depends on how heavy and regularly you breath etc we returned to the surface). I asked Kyle how deep we got, as I felt as if we were probably around the 6m mark but it turns out we went to 11.8m basically the limit, but because of how relaxing and well planned the route we took etc you didn’t even notice!After the dive we all took a breather and discussed each others dives and experience there was another female instructor with a snorkelling group (didn’t catch her name) but she was also super friendly and fun! The instructors went through there groups with a little booklet showing the names of the sea life they saw down below and then we all packed up and got on the journey back to our hotels !Negatives!There’s absolutely NONE! the only thing that could even be considered a negative would be if you were super unlucky and managed to now see any sea life, but that’s at the hands of the ocean and not the team ! They plan a very great route trying to give the best chance possible to see what the ocean has to offer 🙂 but even so just the experience of diving is amazing itself.I’ve tried to condense the review & not make any spelling mistakes or forget names (failed miserably) but genuinely there is so many positives and for the price and the staff themselves they deserve more than 5* ! Would genuinely say you have to try this at least once if you are in the area !
15:17 01 Jul 22
My girlfriend and I went on a snorkelling excursion for the first time, and it was absolutely amazing. Nothing bad to say about the experience, we got picked up by Kyle and Chris and they were both very friendly and energetic. Chris took us out for the snorkelling and he made the experience so much better than it already was. He was extremely patient and had a great passion for what he is doing, which made everything 100x more enjoyable. He also gave us great advice about what to do on the island, which made our holiday, as a whole, much better. Lastly, the whole process was incredibly simple, Sophie was very helpful and there was no issues organising a time and date. Without a doubt a 10/10 experience, I would 100% recommend to anyone coming here on holiday.Thanks guys!!
19:33 27 Jun 22
Fantastic experience with Leagues Ahead Diving. We did our Advanced Open Water here last week on holiday. Easy to book, picked up straight from hotel, went very smoothly and great communication. Very knowledgeable and supportive dive guides and it was just me and my partner with a guide the whole time. Would definitely use this company again if I'm in the area.
09:12 17 Apr 22
We couldn't have been happier with this dive school! James and Sophie looked after us incredibly well. Warm, friendly and superbly organised. The rest of the team, Paulo and Kyle, who helped me with my first dive were simply amazing. Patient and very clear communication which helped my first dive be the best possible. Thank you all!
13:07 16 Apr 22
Fantastic dive centre!Took my 11 year old son to do his 1st dives and his scuba diver course with these guys and it was a breeze!Great communication no matter what you needed and the team where very friendly and patient with him!All kit was up to date and in good condition and once initial fitting was done the same stuff was prepared and ready for you on the next dives!Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting Gran Canaria for diving or snorkelling!
17:57 03 Feb 22
We had the most amazing experience with Leagues Ahead!My partner and I have never done anything like scuba diving before (we hadn’t even put on a wetsuit or snorkel before) so we were a little apprehensive and had no clue what to expect. The whole Leagues Ahead team were great.We got picked up and taken to their base, got fitted for our wet suits and left for our first dive. On arrival we got straight into learning about diving, how we use the equipment and so on. When we got into the water, I had a little panic but again the team were amazing and calmed me down straight away. They were very patient which I was extremely grateful for.The training itself was really enjoyable, clear instructions on what skills we were going to do and how to do them all. Any questions we had were answered clearly.We originally booked for the 2 day scuba course and ended up adding on the 3rd day and completing our Open Water Course.We saw some amazing sea life on all of our dives too.I would highly recommend Leagues Ahead to anyone and especially those who have never dived before.We really hope to dive with them again if we return to Gran Canaria.Thank you to Sophie and James for being so great and the whole dive team - Fatema, Viva, Emilio and Kyle!!!
12:39 25 Jan 22
Absolutely great experience diving with these guys. Communication was great: very attentive and explanatory 😉 You get a personal instructor taking care of you under water. After learning the basics, you spend most of the time looking at fish and surroundings. Which is great and you feel very independant. Highly recommend. Was a first time experience 😉
16:53 21 Jan 22
We hired full snorkeling equipment for a mere 14€/person. Everything was carefully prepared and we received good tips from Sophie. Even more, we were allowed to keep the equipment for 24h which means we could quickly snorkel the next morning as well. Very polite, responsive and professional staff, keep up the excellent work!
13:41 21 Jan 22
Fantastic, friendly, fun team. The patience of a 1000 saints when it comes to teaching each individual client at their own pace and making sure you feel safe before you go swimming with the beautiful variety of fish.Thanks Emilio for a great introduction to the activity and diving experience !
13:26 21 Jan 22
Had my first dive in 6 years with the team. Very friendly and helpful. They tailored the dive to suit my knowledge as I had forgotten some of it. Would of loved to get some more dives with them but unfortunately don't have the time. Definitely recommend. Thanks again guys.James
DJ 04 Silver
13:14 17 Dec 21
My Son Jack (13) had a fantastic dive experience:-) Although Jack has dived before we found Sophie ticked all the boxes with a clear yet detailed demonstration of the equipment and some excellent direction on how to stay safe and have a memorable experience.. James too took a great interest in all the participants giving genuine interaction to ensure everyone got the most from their trip. A massive thanks to all the staff as they too were very interactive and nothing was to much trouble - If you e never dived before - put it on your list and book with James n Sophie & if you have dived you’ll meet your expectations and some 😜👍👍happy Diving… Michael n Jack 👏👏
19:50 09 Dec 21
I used leagues ahead diving this morning with my cousin and we had a blast! Not only did we see lots of cool fish, we learnt so much about the equipment and the best diving techniques. Both James and Sophie were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Even though I was a complete beginner, I felt so relaxed and super safe with their guidance and help. I can’t wait to go out again! 🐠
11:11 04 Nov 21
Awesome little dive center with super friendly and knowledgeable staff!It starts with a super smooth booking process. Then, they pick you up at the hotel and you get to try on equipment in the dive center until everything fits perfectly. On the dive site itself, the whole setup and dive routes are explained really well until everyone is comfortable. During the dive, the instructors point out all the cool things you can see in the area and make sure everyone is safe and having a good time.I highly recommend that you go diving with these guys as the are truly ‚Leagues Ahead‘! 😉
16:35 25 Oct 21
They really are leagues ahead. Had a great day, saw lots of different fish, octopuses, sea cucumbers, centipedes and more. The highlight of the day was swimming with an angel shark. James is really service minded and has great attention to detail. Don’t look elsewhere, you can’t fail with these guys 😃
09:25 19 Oct 21
Super diving school! All the staff were super cool and friendly!We couldn't have picked a better school!A big thank you goes to our instructor Ilze who rocked it!We have discovered a new passion through leagues ahead diving! Thank you for that!
Jimmy van Bijsterveldt
18:10 16 Oct 21
1st time diving in Gran Canaria and what an amazing experience it was!😍- Only wonderfull staff @ the diving school.- We got picked up @ and brought back to the hotel. (Thank you SÓ much Ilze you're amazing!💯💪🙌)- Got advised to join on 2 dives on one of the most beautifull sites of Gran CanariaAs soon as we arrived at the diving school you could really feel the passion all the staff members shared towards making your experience sublimeThe synergy they have made the the tour and even the paperwork feel like a walk through the park even after all these years without diving!And after a short time we were heading towards Taufi to go and explore & enjoy the underwater world of Gran Canaria.Since it was my 1st time diving in 10 years (I got disconnected from my diving family for a long time due to complications in my life) i had to do a refreshment course.James showed us the dive site from up above while he briefed us about what to expect & filled us all in about the needs to have a perfectly safe and enjoyable dive💪💯🙌Together with Sophie💪🙌💯 (our instructor for the day) and Jenny (my diving buddy for the day) we went through the gear preparation and in no time we were heading down the slope towards the beach.As it all came back to me i started to feel emotional and realised how much i had missed the feeling of being part of the diving community and how wonderfull it is to be there with the fish & your friends.Diving creates bonds verry fast after all.During the 2nd dive we went a little deeper and got to visit the swim through cave with a little suprise hiding for us inside (you will have to join them for a dive to find out what is was though because i will not spoil it😁)We saw a lot of sea life including octopus, baracuda's and some of us even saw a seahorse🦄But this is not what made these dives the most enjoyable.It was the people and the fun we had, the passion we all shared and the politeness of everyone, the emotions and the bonds we created even though we were strangers.A memory that will last for ever with awesome people, a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ dive school in a country i had never visited before!Thank you all so much Sophie, Ilze, Elsa and James for giving me this experience!❤
19:53 22 Sep 21
My boyfriend and I had never been scuba diving before and we had a great diving experience with Elsa on Saturday passed. She is an amazing instructor who took her time and patiently helped my boyfriend who was extremely nervous. Instructions where very clear and leagues ahead provided good equipment that made the experience unforgettable. If anyone who is thinking of scuba diving in Gran Canaria you won't be disappointed with Elsa from Leagues Ahead 🤿🐠👌
18:14 17 Sep 21
I had an absolutely brilliant time diving with Leagues Ahead, and having dived with centres around the world, I think they might be my favourite ever.This is for a whole bunch of reasons:- Communication with Sophie whilst I was making my enquiries was really responsive, with recommendations for hotels, getting a dive medical done and booking my dives.- Diving with James was a pleasure, he was super helpful getting you kitted up, helping with friendly advice to get the best out of my dives and making sure everyone was okay with the shore entry and exits. Plus it was great chit chatting with him during the (free) pick up/drop off to my hotel and on surface intervals.- The price is super competitive and always included use of a dive computer and a torch. Small touches like this add up to an awesome customer experience.So if you're thinking of diving Gran Canaria, you won't be disappointed with Leagues Ahead👌🏾
14:42 15 Sep 21
Great dive shop, extremely helpful all throughout the booking, helping us find a medical center to get a cert, and sorting everything out for us. On the day they were spot on getting us all ready with great gear, great guidance setting everything up, and a big smile all through the day.Diving El Cabron was a great experience and Sophie, James and Elsa made it a wonderful day. 100% would dive with them again!
11:52 31 Aug 21
This was the best experience in my life ! The team was amazing and so nice 🙂 it was my first time doing scuba diving and I was a bit nervous but in a good way. All the information was explain very good and super easy to do, you can take your time if you want and when your finally going under water it feels like a dream ! The place is very beautiful you can see many different fishes and explore a lot. Everybody can do it and everybody should do it to create the best memory of your life. Thanks to the team and big up to Sophie and James for taking care of us 🙂 I really enjoyed this moment ❤️
01:56 24 Aug 21
Did my Advanced Open Water Diver this August after having done the Open Water in April.What can i say, it has been amazing again, these people really put a lot of passion and love in their job, not to mention their disposability and kindness, in every aspect of the experience. This time i had some problems in fixing the timetable for the dives, and without any problems Sophie fixed all the appointments, making me feel always relaxed and welcome; a big thank to u, i really appreciated it.And again, THANKS Ilze, for your passion, your love and your smile, u really made my experience great again. She is such a great instructor, both on the professional and human point of view, u are an awesome person. I really recommend her for the courses.Again a big thanks to all the staff of the Leagues Ahead Diving Center, hope to see u soon again. I hope the best for u and i wish u great things. A big kiss from Italy 🙂
01:39 24 Aug 21
Did my first dive session of my life and decided right after to do my open water here and probably one of the best decision i have ever made in my life. The staff of this diving center is awesome in every aspect. U really feel the passion these guys have for their job.A special mention goes to Ilze, my dive instructor, thank u for letting me discovering this awesome world. She really made me comfortable and taught me very clearly every aspect of diving, plus she is a super nice person that really make u feel the passion and the love she has for her job. It was awesome to do the certification with her.I strongly recommend this diving center to everyone wants to dive 👌🏻Thank u guys, i hope to see u soon again!!! 👌🏻👌🏻😊
19:34 23 Aug 21
Me and two of my friends went there to get our AOW/OW Certificates. The booking process is amazing. Instead of just booking you in, they created a personalized itinerary where the whole week is planned in detail for you to confirm. The instructors are extremely passionate about diving and create an awesome experience. The chosen dive sites were great, spotted a lot of cuttlefish, octopuses and even stingrays. If you get the chance, book their night dives to get one of the most surreal and memorable experience of your life. Also there’s bioluminescent plankton, so that’s pretty dope. 😀
12:42 20 Aug 21
For all those who would like to gain experience in diving and / or make a diving brevet, we can more than recommend this diving school.My sister and I wanted to get our diving certification during our vacations and decided to go to Leagues Ahead Diving. When we arrived and signed up, we felt very comfortable from the first minute. Sophie who welcomed us was so friendly and helpful!The three day course taught us a lot and now we know how to act in any emergency situation.The 2 instructors who were with us, were also amazing!We laughed a lot, learned a lot and had a lot of fun. You immediately feel welcome at Leagues Ahead Diving and a part of the dive team.We made 3 new friends in addition to the many wonderful experiences underwater.It was fantastic and we are very much looking forward to our future underwater as well, thank you Leagues Ahead Diving team.Thanks for the amazing time 🙂
15:26 11 Aug 21
Very good place to learn diving. The team is professional, helpful, friendly and very nice ! I did my Open Water Diver with us, and I really appreciated.
21:31 06 Aug 21
Very good first experience of diving! Instructors are really professional, and very kind. It is a small center so you will be like at home, in good conditions to learn a lot of things about diving, fishes, ocean... So don't hesitate and enjoy your dive with Leagues Ahead Diving!
14:43 03 Jul 21
Amazing experience and great people!I contacted the diving center, looking for a more comprehensive course to expand my adventures underwater. Sophie was super friendly and helpful, who patiently recommended me the most suitable program - open water diver course.James was so nice to organize my logistics the first day. And Ilze is simply the best diving teacher ever! It was super important for me to build trust with the instructor, so that I know whatever happen below water (especially for the first time) is going to be okay. Thanks to Ilze's patient and intuitive explanation and guidance, I saw my development in diving skills day by day, saw mind-blowing creatures underwater, and most importantly, had a ton of fun.Thank you, Sophie, James and especially Ilze, for the great and best 3 days of my vacation in Gran Canaria!If you are ever looking for an amazing experience underwater in Gran Canaria, this is THE NO-REGRET CHOICE!
Julio Augusto Nogueira Viana
13:19 26 Jun 21
From the very first moment when we contacted the diving center for getting more information, we got a very fast and efficient reply. The staff is super friendly. We did our dives with Ilse (Elsa) and she was super fun. Friendliness and professionalism is present in all interactions with them. As we just returned to diving after a long (corona) pause got great tips to improve our skills as certified divers. We look forward to diving with them in future opportunities.
23:13 29 May 21
Great diving school! We did our OWD here and had a lot of fun! The instructors are super nice and great teachers! Would definitely recommend this diving school!
20:13 24 May 21
Had my first ever scuba dive and then completed Open Water course with the guys.Great experience, would recommend to anyone: very responsive, friendly and professional. I was quite tight on time and they were able to work around my schedule. Pick up and drop off from the hotel.Not to forget — personal service with adjusting the stones on the weight belt ;)Thanks again!
17:58 13 Apr 21
Did my first dive session of my life and decided right after to do my open water here and probably one of the better decision i have ever made in my life. The staff of this diving center is awesome in every aspect. U really feel the passion these guys have for their job.A special mention goes to Ilze, my dive instructor, thank u for letting me discovering this awesome world. She really made me comfortable and taught me very clearly every aspect of diving, plus she is a super nice person that really make u feel the passion and the love she has for her job. It was awesome to do the certification with her.I strongly recommend this diving center to everyone wants to dive 👌🏻Thank u guys, i hope to see u soon again!!! 👌🏻👌🏻😊
11:54 03 Apr 21
My first time scuba diving and the experience was out of this world. Leagues Ahead has an amazing team. Shout out to Scott for helping me with my equalization. 10/10 would recommend.
David R M
10:50 03 Apr 21
Did my Open Water in Leagues Ahead and the whole experience was outstanding. All their team worked to a very high standard and they accomodated very nicely to our requests.Scott and all the instructors managed to deliver a perfectly safe course whilst at the same time keeping it fun and exciting.Will be back soon!
12:46 13 Mar 21
If you visit Gran canaria and want to explore the marine world, look no further than these amazing folks!!It was a last minute plan we made and I messaged 6-7 different places but the moment I saw Sophie’s response, i knew this was it! And what a right choice it was!James and Emiliano picked us up sharp at 9am ( as planned) and due to the bad weather, drove us 35km south to a fantastic location where the visibility was great! We spent a good 2 hours snorkeling and exploring caves and loved every minute of it!Especially loved the fact that they gave us our space , yet ensuring we were safe throughout and were enthusiastically looking to show us different fishes!Absolutely recommended!
09:59 27 Feb 21
Went from zero to AOWD with these guys and had a great time! Very lovely and professional people, always well organized and highly flexible when it came to scheduling and re-scheduling courses and dives. Ilze has been a true source of inspiration to me and sustainably affected me with her passion and enthusiasm for diving. Thanks guys, see you soon!
10:49 24 Feb 21
From the very first contact, I had a wonderfull experience with this diving center. Very well organized (they prepared even a diving computer and a torch for me), full of experience and knowledge. I can highly recommend them.
10:50 11 Dec 20
Did my Open Water the last three days with Leagues Ahead. It was an amazing experience. Sophie, James and Scott aren't just awesome instructors but also really great, nice and funny people. Even in Corona times I always felt 100% comfortable and safe! Thanks for everything and best wishes for you guys from Marv and David!
13:30 22 Nov 20
I have just finished my Advanced Open Water PADI with Leagues Ahead Diving. From the first time speaking to James and Sophie on the phone I knew I had found the right people. They are laid back yet extremely professional, I was put at easy from the very start.Each Dive was well briefed and their teaching was very informative, no questions were left unanswered. The challenges and games they set for each dive were great fun while improving my underwater skills.We saw Angel sharks, Stingrays, octopus, cuttlefish and many more. My favourite was the night dive !Before I leave this island I will definitely be going back to dive with them again
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