Scuba diving in Nerja and Torrox

Scuba diving among 16 beautiful sites in Torrox, Nerja, Maro-Cerro Gordo and La Herradura

Plongée sous-marine à Nerja avec des coraux
photo credit : Ivan Fenema in la Herradura

Below you will find all the essential information for scuba diving in Torrox and Nerja:

  • For a first time: a scuba diving experience
  • For those who already know scuba diving
  • A few words about Sara and Marcin, the centre’s managers
  • How does the activity work?
  • Some examples of diving sites
  • Book the scuba diving activity
  • Other ideas for activities on the coast between Malaga and Nerja

Diving in Nerja or Torrox allows you to discover prestigious underwater sites.

For a first time: a scuba diving experience

The first dive lasts about 3 hours, including 1 hour of diving, and costs 85€.

It includes all equipment, transport to and from your accommodation within a 10km radius of the diving centre in Torrox, and also a snack with drink after the dive.


In order to give priority to quality and time spent in the water, both the first dives and the following dives are done in small groups of maximum 3 people. To book : see bottom of the page

For those who already know scuba diving

The price of a dive is 35 euros, to which must be added, if necessary, the rental of equipment and insurance for the day.


Below you will find the prices for scuba diving. The prices are different depending on whether you use a boat or not, and whether you dive during the day or at night (minimum level required at night: Open Water Diver).

Prices are per person.

Equipment rental in case of need : 18€ – 2024 price –


Take out an insurance policy, in case of need.

For information, the insurance is subscribed with SEGURSUB

1 Day8€
1 Week20€
1 Month29€
1 Year42€

Marcin also gives diving lessons:

Prices are provided on request:

PADI Scuba Diver
Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Emergency First Response
Rescue Diver
Dive Master

A few words about Sara and Marcin, the centre’s managers

Sara and Marcin

Your instructors speak Spanish, English, German, Polish and Italian.

Your instructors, Sara and Marcin, are PADI 5 Star Dive Center certified.

Marcin is also a graduate of the HSA (Handicapped Scuba Association) and will be happy to welcome and introduce people with disabilities to diving.


How does the scuba diving activity work?

The meeting point is at the centre in Torrox. Then the equipment is prepared.

Then, with the centre’s van, we go to one of the diving sites.

Marina del Este site

Some examples of dive sites around Nerja and Torrox:

Marina del Este

In Marina del Este there are 6 dive sites, ranging from 8 to 25 metres in depth. The seabed is made of sand surrounded by two beautiful reefs, which allow you to observe many animal species.

Video of diving in Marina del este

At the end of 2022, several long-finned pilot whales stayed in the bay for a few days. A loud and repetitive sound could be heard underwater. Curiously, they are called whales but they are a species of dolphin:

Long-finned pilot whales in Marina del Este

La Herradura

In La Herradura, there are 4 dive sites, from 6 to 20 meters deep. The fauna and flora is dense and offers a magnificent spectrum of colours.

Moray eel at the Herradura

Crabs can also be seen.

Plongée sous-marine à Nerja et Torrox
photo credit : Ivan Fenema – La Herradura –

El Barco del Arroz in Torrox

el barco del arroz : plongée sur épave de bateau en Andalousie, à Torrox
El barco del arroz, el Delfín

This site offers a wreck dive. This boat is located at a depth of 6 metres, close to the coast in Torrox – and very close from Nerja too – and is 80 metres long, with the nickname of barco del arroz (see its history).

It is now a shelter for many marine species.


It has been a sanctuary for marine life since 1937.

Book the scuba diving activity


To book a diving session: simply send a message below with your desired booking date and indicate your level.

You will be contacted by the instructor guide to confirm the time and place of the meeting. The day and time slots may depend on the weather and available places.

We will also check that the medical conditions are favourable for everyone according to the activity requested.

Other ideas for activities on the coast between Malaga and Nerja

In the area, it is possible to find other very nice activities:

via ferrata en Andalousie à Zafarraya
Via Ferrata of Zafarraya

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling
  • visit of caves

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

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