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Diving in Gran Canaria

Explore diving in Gran Canaria

Want to discover some of our dive sites in Gran Canaria? A range of dive sites are available to divers with all levels of experience and certification, both from the shore and from the boat. Some of the most popular dive sites in Gran Canaria include El Cabron, Arches, Tufia, Pasito Blanco and Como Tu. 

Expect to encounter many marine species, including trumpet fish, snapper, barracuda, stingrays, octopus, cuttlefish (sepia), moray eels, searhorse and damselfish.  In the winter months angel shark are regularly found as they come closer to shore to procreate. 

When to dive in Gran Canaria

Diving is year round in the south of Gran Canaria.

Water temperatures vary from around 16 degrees celcius in winter (January to March) to 24 degrees celcius in summer (August to October).  As there is sunshine almost every day comfort levels are quickly restored after exposure to cool water during longer dives.

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Common marine life sightings for Gran Canaria

More Information

Travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria airport (LPA) via airplane from most European destinations. Local taxis, buses services and private hire vehicles can be taken from the airport to reach your accommodation and many are able to be pre-booked. 

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
Spanish; Castilian
1st Stage
Domestic airports
Gran Canaria (LPA)
International airports
Gran Canaria (LPA)
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