Welcome to Mangamar Dive Center!

Mangamar Dive Center is your dive center in Cabo de Palos, Spain.  We can teach you diving, take you diving and help you get a dive career.  As a PADI 5 * CDC facility we have our own in house Course Directors with a professional dive team to make sure you have the best diving experience in Spain.

Mangamar Dive Center is located in the harbor of Cabo de Palos, with the boats in front of the door.  We go out 4 times a day for 1 tank dive.  Our dive center has a full retail shop and dressing rooms for you to change and shower after the dive. A convenient rinsing area as well as a nice terras to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Cabo de Palos

Due to its location and shallow reefs this area has been an obstacle for passing ships. During the first and second world war many ships found here their final resting place; Making Wreck Diving a popular demand.

Isla Hormingas Marine Reserve is a natural underwater protected are since 1995. For many this is one of the best dive areas of Europe, for sure the best of Spain. This spot has wrecks, deep drop offs, underwater pinnacles and big schools of fish and mammals including Mola Mola’s (during the summer months). This park is one of the best preserved in the Mediterranean region. There are limited spaces and according to Spanish law all divers need a personal dive insurance (for 10 euro a day you can get one at our shop). Make sure you bring your dive certification as well as your personal ID.

Coba de Palos, Mangamar
Mangamar Platinum CD

Our Team

As a PADI Career Development Center (CDC) we offer the full range of PADI Professional Training Courses and professional Internships  We are there to get you to the diving level you desire, whether it is recreational level or becoming a PRO. Our Professional PADI Team is very international.  Our instructors speak Spanish, English, Dutch, French, Italian & German.  The dive center is Dutch owned by Martin & Brenda since March 2023.  Our focus is to give you the best experience possible and expand on the European market.  Our staff Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch.

Martin van Gestel is our Platinum PADI Course Director and in Charge of the pro training. Brenda van Gestel is our Silver PADI Course Director and you can find her all over the shop leading our team together with Celia Llambi a PADI Master Instructor.

At the front desk you receive a warm welcome from one of the girls.

The rest of our instructors can be found teaching or guiding on one of our 2 boats. Mangamar has the most comfortable boats in Cabo de Palos.  The Ares fits 10 divers easily where the Kaiser has space for 14.  We dive in small groups to make your dive experience as comfortable as possible.

Pass by for a cup of coffee, or simply to shop for dive gadgets. We are looking forward to meeting you!