Scuba Diving At Lanzarote

September 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

Lanzarote is ideally suited for Scuba diving with crystal clear water, lots of sunshine and moderate temperatures almost throughout the year.

Water temperature

The water temperature can vary from 18°C (64°F) in February to 26°C (79°F) in August.The visibility is good for upto 30 meters in most places. In terms of the types of diving you could do so in the plain ocean or in caves, tunnels, sheer walls, ship and other wrecks.

For those who prefer warmer waters then the best time is from June thro Aug when the water is relatively warmer.

 

 

Scuba Diving

Marine Life

You can hope to find the following marine life when you dive in the waters of Lanzarote. Angel sharks, butterfly rays, barracudas, groupers, moray eels, jacks, bream, sardines, cuttlefish, octopus, seahorses, damselfish, wrasse

Scuba Diving schools / Equipment

There are lots of Scuba diving schools all over the islands. You will find information quite easily from your Hotel / Apartment reception desk.

They not only train but most also rent equipment needed for Scuba diving.

Please remember to waer protective suits. Even though a 5 mm wet suit maybe suitable for most people throughout the year. In winter the same can be worn with a gloves and a hood. For those who would like extra protection you could go in for a 7 mm better protective suit to keep out of the cold. 

The diving school offers a full range of Padi or SSI or BSAC or NAUI approved certifications from the beginners to the advanced level. A beginner´s course for 1 day could start as low as Euro 39 to the more advanced  and complete course to around  Euro 900 for 1 – 4 week.

 

PADI Discover Scuba – Pool only

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Open Water Diver – Upto 18 meters

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

PADI Advanced Open Water + Nitrox Specialty (Adventure dives)

PADI Master Scuba Diver

PADI Dive master (Supervisor / teacher for training other divers)

 

SSI SCUBA DIVER,  – Upto 12 metres

SSI OPEN WATER DIVER – Upto 18 metres

SSI ADVANCED ADVENTURER – Advance Course

SSI SPECIALTY DIVER – Advance Course

SSI MASTER DIVER – (Supervisor / teacher for training other divers)

 

Great Sites for Scuba Diving in Lanzarote.

All over Lanzarote you will find great sites for diving. We are giving you some as part of our re-commendation :

           

HOUSE REEF

Easy access beach dive with gradual gradient to the top of the reef about 25-30 meters where hundreds of different marine species can be seen.

 

THE CATHEDRAL

A large cave providing cover to groupers and moray eels. Above the cave are the beautiful bubble gardens where trapped air seeps through the porous volcanic rock. producing hundreds of wonderful bubble lines.

 

THE BLUE HOLE

An old lava tube descending down from the top of the reef  20 meters to the bottom 30 meters where a series of small shrimp caves can be found.

 

LOS BARCOS HUNDIDOS

A group of ship wrecks resting at depth from 18-40 meters in depth. It also has a fair share of barracuda and tuna fish. Due to the strong sun you can spot them quite clearly.

 

HARBOUR WALL

A great dive for all levels of proficiency.  You can find beautiful topography and white volcanic crags, where numerous creatures can be found such as cuttlefish, moray eels, trumpet fish, octopus, sea horses, arrow crabs and many other types of marine life can be found.

 

PLAYA CHICA

It is a small protected cove ideal for beginners who can dive in a protected environment in shallow waters of 2 meters to 10 meters. Even here you will find an abundance of fish and different creatures. This site is also excellent for night diving when some types of marine life such  as  the star fish, sea cucumbers, octopus are more active.

 

THE BOULEVARD

A series of several fabulous reefs with great drop offs ranging in height from 10 to 40 meters. This area is full of caves, coral and all forms of marine life.

 

MALA

A very different dive site with lots of different spots to explore, in the north of the island suitable for divers of all levels. Famous for its fantastic topography of volcanic drop-offs, complete with lots of lava tubes and caves to swim through and explore.

 

COLERO WRECKS

Three old tuna boats sitting on a sandy bottom provide a perfect haven for some big fish such as giant Atlantic rays, angle sharks, amberjacks, tuna, even the sun fish has been spotted here several times

 

RED CORAL

This is a vertical dropoff covered in many different sessile species like anemones, sponges, the red coral hangs off a ledge at about 42 mtrs,this is a beautiful coral usually seen more often in deeper waters,it is spectacular in size,but was a lot larger due to selfish divers taking trophies if you follow the wall to the left there are some small caves full of prawns,often their will be groupers waiting for you to shine your torch,then they can snatch a few

 

THE EYE

The eye is situated at about 40 mtrs in a large finger of volcanic rock that sticks out from the reef wall. The varied fauna is abundant around this area just outside the eye is a great place to spot bigger fish like amberjacks,skipjacks,bonito and as you ascend you will be met by the resident groupers

 

PLAYA FLAMINGO

This dive runs along the end of the breakwater for the flaming beach,playa blanca which makes an artificial reef ,it has a white sandy bottom 15 mtrs with large blocks that make up the breakwater .This dive is made for beginners but is stacked with sea life ,there are lots of stargazers about on this dive and barracuda you will also see stripped mullet,gray mullet,different breams and bass ,also the beautiful flambelina sea slug it regularly spotted here

 

TEMPLE HALL

This is an old banana boat that got in trouble many years ago in a storm it´s name is Temple Hall and was carrying wood from the southern hemisphere to London ,where the ship is from .It´s only a shallow dive 12mtrs max but lots of experienced divers enjoy it just for a chill dive ,great for taking open water divers who have never seen a wreck as most wrecks are usually to deep, the viz tends to be a bit up and down in this area but there are still plenty of fish around ,quite a popular area for sea cucumbers and octopus due to the rocks on the way out. The ship is split in two, the rear is out of the water at the top, the other half is submerged and a little broken up these days, but because it´s shallow you get plenty of time to explore.

 

THE PIPE LINE

A great dive ,surface swim to the edge of the reef and drop down to about 15 mtrs there you will find the pipe line an old sewage pipe not used thankfully any more at this spot it is fantastic view point to watch everything passing by here you will see giant rays, amber jacks ,groupers, tuna, angel sharks ,moray eels following it down glass eye anemone, flounders and thousands of garden conga eels

 

Scuba diving Schools  in Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise, Arrieta

 

Lanzarote Ocean Divers C/ Mato 24. Matagorda, Puerto del Carmen. Tel: (+ 34) 928 515 723 / 630 024 671

Aguasport´s,  Puerto del Carmen, Tel : + 34 928 512 514

Islands Water Sports, El Varadero 36, Puerto del Carmen, Tel : (+ 34) 928 511880

Manta Diving Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen (+34) 928 516815 / (+34) 649 121142

Centro de Buceo Atlantica, Aparthotel Fariones Playa, C/ Acatife 2, Puerto del Carmen  (+34) 928 510717

Tauchschule Nautic Dive, CC/Montana Tropical, Calle Toscon, Puerto del Carmen (+34) 928 511212

R.C. Diving, Pto. del Carmen, (+34) 928514290

Safari Diving S.L, Playa Barrilla 4, Tias, Puerto del Carmen

Aquatis Diving center Lanzarote,  Playa de las Cucharas, Costa Teguise (+ 34) 928 59 04 07

North Diving, C/Garita 33, Arrieta  (+34) 928-848285

PP-diving-center, Baracuda Club, Carretra Papagayo 59, Playa Blanca,  (+34) 928 519 141

Dawn Dives Academy, Hotel H 10 Rubicon Palace,  Playa Blanca  (+ 34) 928 517 230

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