Diving in the Canary Islands: a daydream!

Diving in the Canary Islands: a daydream!


Diving in the Canary Islands is one of the many sporting activities to enjoy in these wonderful islands! I’ve dived in Lanzarote, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, and La Palma – diving enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy!


Diving in the Canary Islands: Lanzarote

There are several dive spots in Lanzarote. The first two I conducted at Puerto del Carmen, where I found an environment rich in marine life. Of Lanzarote, however, I mostly remember diving at the Atlantic Museum, Playa Blanca, in the south of the island. At a depth of about 15 meters, in fact, ten sculptural groups can be admired: artist Jason Tayler made this museum with the purpose of making people think about contemporary issues, such as immigration.

I dived withMojo Dive: the base of this hundred in Puerto del Carmen.

Obviously Lanzarote deserves a trip, of at least one week!


Diving in the Canary Islands: Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has no shortage of dive spots! The south, Puerto de Mogan to be exact, is famous for its wrecks: in fact, it is possible to dive to appreciate some wrecks such as Cermona II and Pecio Viejo . Diving in Puerto de Mogan starts right from the shore: the beach is, by the way, one of the most beautiful in all of Gran Canaria.

In the beautiful village of Tufia, not far from Las Palmas, other wonderful dives can be conducted. In this case I had the chance to see the shark angel: I must admit that its observation was quite exciting!

I would like to dive at Cabron: however, this area is often subject to strong currents.

As far as Gran Canaria is concerned, I highly recommend diving with.7 mares: the center is located in Las Palmas, a stone’s throw from Las Canteras.

Also Gran Canaria is worth at least a week’s trip!


Diving in the Canary Islands: El Hierro

El Hierro is one of the diving havens in the Canary Islands. The small town of La Restinga is the base for diving. The underwater landscape, besides being rich in marine fauna, is truly impressive. In fact, you can admire volcanic landscapes, sea caves, arches….also it is possible to conduct night dives in the port of La Restinga!

El Hierro dives involve the use of a boat: only the night dive involves an entrance from shore.

Again, I highly recommend a center: it is located in La Restinga and is called.The Green Shark. Of course, I recommend sleeping in La Restinga: it is a charming little village, as described in thepost dedicated to El Hierro




Historical diving in the Campi Flegrei!

Dive at Capodacqua Lake, Abruzzo!

Diving in Aqaba, Jordan!



  • Diving in the Canary Islands is suitable for all levels, ranging from water baptisms to advanced outings.
  • It is always possible to dive in the Canary Islands: the best season, however, is from September to November.
  • Water temperatures reach their lowest in March-April: in these months they are around 19 degrees.
  • In my opinion, the most beautiful dive among those I have described is the one in the Atlantic Museum! El Hierro, however, is a true paradise: I highly recommend a few days in La Restinga

Andrea, un viaggiatore da lungo tempo con una grande passione per trekking, bici e diving! Su potrete trovare tutte le informazioni e gli itinerari di viaggio scritti da Andrea: cinque continenti e tante vette conquistate intorno al mondo!

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