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Diving in the Canary Islands

Explore diving in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands offer year-round warm, clear water and dramatic underwater and volcanic seascapes. Sometimes called “The Fortunate Islands” due to the subtropical climate and sandy beaches, the islands of this Spanish archipelago lie at the eastern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Africa.

Parrotfish, wrasse, damselfish, glass-eyes lizardfish, goatfish, pufferfish, barracudas and moray eels can be found in abundance here in the Canaries.

The Canary Islands are also a great place to spot bigger species, such as angel sharks and rays. There are five common species of rays (common, round, marbled electric, eagle and butterfly ray) and occasional visits from bull rays, manta rays and skate.

When to dive in the Canary Islands

Visibility of more than 30 metres/100 feet is normal, and water temperatures never drop much below 17-18° C/63-64° F, making it easy to enjoy the unique biodiversity. Divers will encounter both Atlantic and Mediterranean species.

Where to dive in the Canary Islands

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Common marine life sightings for Canary Islands

More Information

Flying into the islands is the most direct, and admittedly the simplest way to get to paradise. The three islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Lanzarote have airports.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, E, F
Spanish; Castilian
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