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 5 euro a day you can get one at our shop). Make sure you bring your dive certification as well as your personal ID.

Our Team

Our Professional PADI Team is very international.  Our instructors speak Spanish, English, Dutch, French & German.  The dive center is Dutch owned by Martin & Brenda.

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.