PADI AWARE week 15th – 23rd Sept

Join in with our PADI dive against debris event. Learn about how to keep our lakes and oceans clean and join in with a clean-up dive in lake Ilopango.

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Fun diving in the volcanic lake at Ilopango half an hour from the capital San Salvador.

Two tank dives only $65, includes FREE equipment rental!!!



Take a basic PADI course with us and receive a $15 discount off of your next 5 fun diving trips to the lake at Ilopango

(Not available with any other offer)


scuba diving is a lifestyle

When you begin Scuba Diving you will alter your entire outlook on life. 

Scuba diving is not only great fun, highly addictive, good exercise and highly rewarding it is also a great social occasion.

Here at El Salvador Divers we dive year round in the active volcanic lake of Ilopango, a short ride from the capital city of San Salvador. Here you can see the results of volcanic action. Other volcanic activity can be seen where water heated by the volcano rises from the lake bed. Also there are many, many small fish, freshwater sponges, water snails and crabs. We also do some wall dives along the sheer sides of the lake where you can see some large spooky trees underwater. Alongside these natural sights there are some man made ones, 3 statues of the Virgin Mary at 18m/60ft and one recent addition of Christ the Redeemer at 30m/100ft for the advanced divers.

During the dry season, Novenber – March we also dive in the Pacific Ocean at Los Cobanos and San Blas where there are a multitude of reef fish and some interesting wrecks.

An alternate volcanic lake dive is at Coatapeque.


PADI Courses

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver (EFR available)
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Altitude Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • And many others