History of the Club
The island of the “Zero Meridian” was historically El Hierro until 1890 before the discovery of the Greenwich Meridian.
MERIDIANO CERO was the island’s first diving center, created by a fisherman. From now on, it is a multi-language speaking diving centre affiliated with the CMAS and SSI (Training Center # 711393) run by Céline and Claude, a Franco-Belgian couple, to the great happiness of the Herreños, who, because of their friendliness and good humor, are happy to warmly welcome different nationalities and help them discover the wonders of their island.
At MERIDIANO CERO, we speak FRENCH, ENGLISH and SPANISH of course!
Club Spirit and Capacity
We have deliberately chosen a protected island with environmental constraints and a small, friendly family structure:
- To explore the preserved seabed of the island with our divers in small private groups: the sites of the Reserve constrain to 12 divers including the guides (6 per guide), which allows the whole small group to enjoy serenely the exploration and the observation of the species. We only take 6 people.
- Passing on our passion during private training courses
- To live from our passion while trying to respect our environment by limiting the number of divers, by raising awareness about the protection of the ocean, the Marine Reserve, …
El Hierro is also unsuitable for disabled person diving, so we are unable to take disabled divers.
The Boat "MERIDIANO"
Our 200CV semi-rigid transports 10 divers for maximum comfort (with guides) to dive sites in less than 15 minutes!
It is equipped with a ladder at the back, oxygen therapy equipment and all the necessary emergency rescue equipment, and even more …
The Diving Room
Local about 80 meters from the port of La Restinga:
Bauer PE 550-VE compressor
Hand shower and rinsing tanks
New equipment for rent
2 showers and 1 toilet
Coffee and training corners
Decoration with claude’s photos
Claude has been a 1st degree federal instructor and PADI Instructor for almost 20 years. His passion for underwater photography started 10 years ago. When he is not training or supervising divers, he photographs the underwater world for fun in order to make his environment known to the general public. He publishes his photos in magazines, books and specialized sites under the logo Claude Lespagne Photography. His Belgian accent and his legendary humor make him a colorful character and very sympathetic to people.
see also : photo courses
Céline is a 1st degree Federal instructor , PADI and SSI Instructor. After long studies in chemistry and 15 years of recreational diving, she decides to “drop everything” to embark on the adventure of diving instructor, with as a trigger, the meeting with the beautiful Belgian instructor … in Egypt. Underwater videography is a hobby that comes quite naturally to him with the idea of showing the different underwater species and their way of life (under the name of UniverCel). In addition, what better than to offer unforgettable memories of diving or aquatic stays with divers?
see also: video courses
Jesús Maria Escalera Galdón
JESUS is a Spanish PADI instructor originally from Andalusia but above all the captain of the zodiac MERIDIANO! He put his suitcases down at La Restinga with his partner a few years ago after having tested Spain, La Paz in Mexico or the FIJI islands. It was finally in El Hierro that he found his happiness: beautiful dives and exceptional quality of life. He wouldn’t change for the world! His knowledge of the sea and the sites of the island make him an exceptional asset … not to mention his legendary Andalusian chat.