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Orca Diving Center

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The ORCA DIVING CENTER is one of the most important diving centers in Europe and with the constant presence of a PADI Course Director inside. 

Easily accessible structure, being located on the main road that leads from Torre Lapillo to Porto Cesareo, Salento.

The center is located in the Marine Protected Area called "Porto Cesareo" and is managed by a professional, as well as instructor, with experiences in Italy and abroad including Malaysia, Egypt, Maldives and Thailand.

The PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructor) patents issued at the end of the courses are internationally recognised, the latter being the largest recreational and technical diving agency in the world. The courses start from a basic level, (Open Water Diver), up to that of Instructor, with the possibility of participating in various specialty courses, courses in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, and courses and excursions for environmental protection. Our guides are local expert divers who have been diving in these waters for over 25 years.

We offer the following:

  • PADI Instructor Training Center
  • TecRec Center
  • Freediver center
  • CPR courses (BLSD) and First Aid
  • Courses and excursions for environmental protection
  • Guided scuba diving
  • Guided snorkeling
  • Rental and sale of diving equipment
  • POSEIDON Rebreather assistance center and authorized regulators
  • POSEIDON regeneration center
  • CRESSI SUB, SCUBATEC assistance center
  • Recharge ARA and Nitrox on site
  • Test assistance
Activities offered

Scuba Diving, Technical Diving, Freediving, Snorkelling/ Swimming, Conservation, First Aid/ CPR

Conservation awards

Adopt the Blue


English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

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Air Fills, Nitrox, Equipment Sales, Scuba equipment rental, Kids equipment rental, Freediving equipment rental, Scooter (DPV) rental, Conservation activities, Dive club, Travel, Other

Adaptive services

Personalized dive training, Staff trained in adaptive support


Wi-Fi (FREE), Retail Shop, Dive boat, Food & Drinks, Parking, Other


10 PADI Instructors


Compass, Wetsuit – shorty, Mask & Snorkel, Skin suit, Wetsuit – 7mm, Drysuit, Open-heel fins, Full-foot fins, Wetsuit – 3mm, Children sizes, Flashlight, Regulator, Dive Computer, Gauges, Wetsuit – 5mm, Boots, Scooter (DPV), BCD, Aluminum Cylinders, Steel Cylinders


Wet / Dry Suits, Gauges, Cylinders, Regulators, BCDs, Dive Computers

Payment methods

Bank / Debit Card, AliPay, Paypal, Bank Transfer, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, Personal checks, Cash (local currency)


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