Diving is one of the most incredible water sports for the lovers of the marine world. Seeing the world that hides below us is wonderful. Therefore, every island, and beach becomes a focus of attention when it comes to practicing this sport.
Especially in the Canary islands, known worldwide as one of the best dive sites in the world.
Why choose the Canary Islands for diving?
It has always been said that the Canary Islands is one of the best places to practice scuba diving and snorkeling in Spain, partly due to its magnificent marine diversity and safe and relaxing coasts.
The coastline to practice scuba diving is 1583 kilometers long, and if we consider that some of the beaches of the island are, to this day, almost virgin, this makes the Canary Islands an even more attractive place to scuba dive.
Lanzarote Diving Center can allow you to experience that incredible marine adventure.
But let’s go a little deeper into this world, and let’s discover the best places to dive in Gran Canaria, a paradise in Spain:
1. Playa Chica (Las palmas de Gran Canaria)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is one of the best places to practice scuba diving with the family, since it has a maximum depth of 5 meters and its difficulty is low in addition to having a fairly easy access.
This beach is located in Las Canteras of the capital of the island. It is usually very popular among snorkeling lovers.
2. El Cabrón (Agüimes)
This beach has been proposed to constitute the future Marine Reserve of Arinaga. It is 23 meters deep and it has the greatest diversity of marine species of the whole island.
No wonder this site is so attractive for scuba diving lovers. However, it is important to note that the waves are usually frequent which can be dangerous for children.
3. Sardina del Norte (Gáldar)
Sardina del Norte beach is located in an old fishing village, surrounded by reefs of great marine diversity. That is why it has become one of the best places for snorkeling.
Although it is also worth mentioning that we should be careful with the swell, as it can become dangerous.
4. Las Salinas (Arucas)
It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, and a perfect area for diving. It is located in the north of Gran Canaria, and as in the two previous beaches, you have to be careful with the waves. But if you are a bit experienced in this sport, it is the ideal place to observe the seabed.
5. Tufia (Telde)
This beach is ideal for people who are initiating in this sport, which makes it perfect for the first diving excursions with family or friends.
6. Taliarte (Telde)
Taliarte beach is an urban beach, with little current, so it is ideal to enjoy with the family and perfect to initiate children in diving.
7. Mar de las Calmas (El Hierro)
The marine reserve Punta de la Restinga in Mar de las Calmas, is an area declared a marine reserve in 1996. It can only be accessed by boat from the port.
The beauty of the marine fauna is astonishing. Here, you can find schools of fish of small size, such as fulas, alfonsitos or salemas.
It is a place more appropriate for those who have at least a bit of experience in this sport.
8.Caleta Baja (Gáldar)
This is one of the most spectacular dive sites in Gran Canaria due to its numerous marine species, such as manta rays and dolphins.
It has a somewhat rocky access, which makes it a bit more difficult for diving. This means that this is not an accessible place for anyone.
But undoubtedly, this is one of the best places to dive in Gran Canaria and you should visit it at least once in your lifetime if you love diving.