Montañita Spanish Language School :: Learn Spanish in the famous beach and surf village of Montañita, Ecuador - Spanish & Dive
Spanish & Scuba Diving

Many of the beauties of Ecuador are hidden below the surface! This area of the Pacific coast has excellent diving opportunities. It is a great combination: Learn Spanish during the week and dive on the weekends! From Montañita you can explore on the weekends El Pelado, Los Arhorcados and Copei. And then you could always take your newfound skill to some of the most incredible and biodiverse Islands -  the Galapagos. 

What can you expect to see during your dives? 
Sergeant Major, Scrawled filefish, Pufferfish, Flute Mouth, Hogfish, Butterflyfish, Cornet fish, Morays, Moray Eels, Angelfish, Barberfish, Boxfish, Angelfish, Surgeonfish, Triggerfish and Parrotfish, as well different types of Rays and with some luck you spot a seahorse, a turtle or a guitar shark. 

If you are a beginner we suggest that you take our Spanish & Open Water package. This includes 20 hours of group Spanish per week for 2 weeks and a full PADI Open Water Diver certification. Learn with our professional dive company to dive safely. This is a very popular package. 

From June to September humpback whales are migrating past these waters, and it is common to see them from the boats jumping and even hear them ‘singing’ underwater. 

If you are already an experienced diver we suggest you take our package Spanish & Dive, Spanish classes from Monday to Friday and on the weekend two ‘tank dives’. Also you can go for a higher PADI certification level such Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver, or even a speciality course like Underwater Photography. 

Or did you ever think about becoming a PADI professional? Then book the PADI Dive Master Course, a 4,5,7 or 8 week course including full intern training, PADI licenses and up to 60 dives. Our unique course combines this with Spanish classes each day. Spanish is the second most important language in the professional dive world (after English). This course is increasingly popular and you will hardly find the combination of Spanish classes and a professional PADI course around the world. What better place than near the equator, with warm water, tropical fish, whales, dolphins, as well as soft and hard corals? Learn Spanish and become a dive professional working as a Divemaster! 

Diving Course Prices (including all the material and dives): 
Open Water: $450 
Advanced Open Water: $450 
Rescue Diver + Emergency First Response: $550 + $200 
Dive Master: $1500 

Learn Spanish and discover the underwater world of Montañita 


Montanita Spanish school voted by the Language Industry as one of the top 5 Spanish schools worldwide (STAR awards 2009)
Montanita Spanish School
Address: Via Principal, en la montaña 50 metros antes del Paradero de buses (On the main street, on the hill 50 meters before the bus stop).
Telephone: from abroad: (593-4) 2060116 - in country: (04) 2060116
Cell: from abroad: (593-9) 99184735 / in country: (09) 99184735
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In loving memory of our founder and inspiration: Warwick White