For many years we as family had one dream, to run our own dive business.
In January 2017 we went on a holiday to Lanzarote, this was one of the locations we had an eye on, maybe a suitable location to start a dive centre.
A friend of us in the Netherlands knew someone on Lanzarote who was the owner for more than 20 years of one of the biggest dive stores in Lanzarote.
We met René and Dea van Leeuwen, we both explained our wishes and ideas, and two days later we rented a store in Puerto del Carmen, in the middle of the centre and across the street from Lanzarote’s oldest and most famous hotel, Los Fariones. A walking distance to the beach, our “own “house reef”.
Dennis had worked for several years for Euro-Divers in Spain and the Maldives.
There we met Jan Boelen and asked him if he could propose to the management of Euro-Divers that we could become part of the Euro-Divers Family.
Then everything came in a roller coaster effect.
Dennis built all the interior for the dive centre together with his grandfather in the Netherlands, we bought all our dive material from our good friend Tony v.d. Velden, owner of Dive Centre Moby Dick, one of the biggest dive stores in the Netherlands. We also bought oxygen kits, and all other necessary material needed for our Dive Centre, and sent that in a container to Lanzarote.
In the meantime, we contacted a lawyer to arrange all our necessary licences to open our store. With the help of René and our lawyer we finally received after 8 months hard work and patience all our permits to open our shop.
Lanzarote has a perfect climate, great dive sites with lots of life. It is also an island which can entertain you with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and beautiful options for excursions on land.
We hope that we made you curious, and hope to see you soon in our dive centre, so we can show you what “Diving with Friends “ means for us at the beautiful island of Lanzarote.
See you soon at Euro-Divers Lanzarote 🙂