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hi im going to lanzarote on the 10th may any other divers going?i have dived in lanzarote about 50 plus times ,anyone know of any dive shops who will rent equipment for a few days instead of being ripped off paying £20- £25 per dive ,they all tell you different things some say you have to dive with someone who lives on the island ,some say you have to pay a fee for the island recompression chamber even if you have D A N insurance which i have checked with DAN and you do not have to pay this fee , one shop who said you have to dive with someone who lives on the island the let me take is 3 divers on a night dive who have never even been diving in lanzarote before ,so i ask what if i bring all my own equipment and just want a air fill ? it will cost you 25 euros because you do not have a residents card ,it anoys me when you go to a dive site and they charge you about 10 euros for the suit per dive even though you dont take the suit of and are back in the water 30 minutes later they charge another 10 euros for the same suit, they seem to be making up their own rules to make more money ,any one else also had this feeling ?shops in minorca will rent you a cylinder weight belt and suit for about 12 euros per day and you can do as many dives as you lik
 

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Just a thought !

What you have to ask yourself is;
If you were unfortunate enough to get a hit how would you access the recom chamber do you know where it is ?
Do you speak Spanish ? For sure you will need to.....
All dive centers must pay into a fund for the re-com chamber to be maintained this is funded by visiting divers and locals alike, these are the people who would most likly use it !
The Spanish health service does not fund the chamber like in the UK, it is not the NHS.
As for the price of a dive we charge £20.00 not a lot I recon for use of tank weight, dive guide and boat trip as well. after all we are in business to make money after all.
So with that said I expect you will be back off to Minorca for you value for money diving :redface:
 
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