Our diving centre
Would you like to try diving and discover an underwater world of adventure accompanied by a team of experts in marine science? Do you already dive but you’d like to add something to your experiences?
Our centre is located in l’Ametlla de Mar (in the Terres de l’Ebre region near Tarragona, Spain), just a thirty-minute drive from Tarragona and 90 minutes from Barcelona or Lleida. Our office is in the Urbanització Les 3 Cales residential area just on the coastal side of the N340 road. We are open all year round. During the summer, we can also be found at the cabin we have set up in the same residential area beside the sea, next to the old Castell de Sant Jordi d’Alfama fort – between the Sant Jordi and Cala Vidre beaches. These spectacular beaches, with good parking facilities, are very popular with divers.
At Plàncton we offer snorkelling outings and all kinds of diving activities and courses for a range of levels. We aim to show you marine life in a different way with our guides who all have degrees in Marine Science or Marine Biology. Our team of scientists will guide you and show you the different animal and vegetable species living underwater and on the sea bed in l’Ametlla de Mar: you’ll see the the most common species, those which hide away, the most sociable ones, and those which are just passing through…. You’ll learn to recognize them and find out all about their lives and behaviour. It will give you a whole new outlook on the sea!
Whatever kind of diver you are, we have a place for you with the different dives our team has prepared!
We like to do things well
Centre registered by the Catalan government
Centre SSI: 711292
Centre Recognized by the Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve
Contact centre and observatory within the Sea Observation project for the Costa Daurada and Ebro area
Did you know that…
all diving centres and clubs, and professional divers have to obtain a licence from the governmental department of Fishing and the Sea? We have this licence! Click here to check which centres are listed on the Catalan government’s Registry of Diving Centres.
We are an SSI center
Scuba Schools International, or SSI, is a body which has promoted training and accredited diving schools for over forty years. There are SSI centres in over 110 countries in over 2,500 different locations. SSI is one of the few diver training agencies with the ISO quality certificate (since 1 June 2010) for seven of its programmes: five programmes for divers and two for trainers have obtained this international standards certificate.
- ISO 11121 for the Try Scuba Diving
- ISO 28.401-1 to -3 for levels ranging from Scuba Diver to Dive Guide
- ISO 11107 for Nitrox diving
- ISO 28.402-1 and -2 for Dive Control Specialist and Open Water Instructor
Through SSI you can begin training online by registering at their web and choosing “Plàncton Diving” as your diving centre.
We also recommend you download the “DiveSSI” app.