Do you want to dive in Gran Canaria? This island not only dazzles with its beautiful beaches, but also holds extraordinary treasures in the depths of its waters for the diversity of its reefs and marine fauna.
In this Lopesan blog article we will show you some of the best alternatives so you can dive into the adventure of diving in Gran Canaria and enjoy its wonderful waters.
If you want to practice scuba diving in Gran Canaria, you should know that you have at your fingertips many alternatives to enjoy incredible dives in the depths of the ocean.
The best thing is that it doesn’t matter the level of experience you have in this aquatic activity, since there are sites recommended for all kinds of people and, depending on your level of experience, you will find the most suitable options for you.
You will find numerous diving courses in Gran Canaria that are taught in various training schools with expert instructors. They are in charge of teaching you how to discover this new underwater world. In addition, they provide valuable information about each element and marine species that you will see on the seabed and how you should contribute to the protection of the marine ecosystem, which will further enrich the experience.
Some of the most impressive dive sites in Gran Canaria are the following:
El Cabrón is an easily accessible beach ideal for those who are just starting to dive in Gran Canaria, as well as for those who already have a lot of experience in this sport.
For this reason, divers can be observed here every day as it is considered the best marine reserve on the east coast of Gran Canaria.
If you want to dive in Gran Canaria, but you still consider yourself a beginner, Sardina del Norte can be a perfect option to get started and take up diving again.
And that’s not all! In Sardina del Norte you can also discover the best of scuba diving in Gran Canaria. Immersed in these waters you can observe sea urchins, octopus, cuttlefish and seahorses, among many other species that usually choose this area for reproduction and rest, a great opportunity to enjoy all this animal variety up close!
There is no doubt that this is one of the best areas to practice diving at an advanced level in Gran Canaria and contemplate an incredible diversity of marine fauna.
Near the shores of Puerto de Mogán you can observe the Blue Bird, an old sunken fishing boat that is located more than 40 metres deep and is usually surrounded by a large number of school of fish in its waters.
The port of Pasito Blanco is one of the most attractive spots to dive in the entire south coast of the island and admire some marine species such as rays, grunts, barracudas, trumpet fish, bream, fulas and güeldes, among others.
Diving in this area you will be able to observe a reef that is located more than 19 metres deep and protrudes approximately 1 to 3 metres from the sand, with an almost circular shape.
Off the coast of La Isleta, a small peninsula attached to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there is an underwater space with original volcanic forms called La Catedral. It is a fantastic place for professionals wishing to dive in Gran Canaria.
It is distinguished by the volcanic formation of several caves that communicate with each other, full of vaults, arches and passages with almost gothic shapes. This peculiar and magical environment has turned the Cathedral into one of the favourite places for this activity on the island. You will be surprised!
Finally, the Barra de la Playa de la Canteras is an excellent alternative to start diving in Gran Canaria. It is located in the north of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the beach has an extension of approximately 3 kilometres.
Its waters are completely protected by a natural reef composed of compact sand that has accumulated and agglomerated over the years, leaving a most curious picture.
Diving can be done at a maximum depth of 8 metres in the back part of the reef, where multiple native marine species of the island live.
If you want to enjoy the magical experience of diving in Gran Canaria, but still do not have a place to stay, in the Lopesan Group we have hotels that stand out for their excellent services and privileged location in tourist areas such as Maspalomas, San Agustin, Meloneras and Playa del Ingles.
Experience the magic of Gran Canaria!