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Diving in Gran Canaria

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Want to discover some of our dive sites in Gran Canaria? Check out Mogán Wrecks, Pasito Blanco or The Bleu Bird and many many others! A range of dive sites are available to divers with different levels of experience and certification.

Many dive centres offer dives from shore from some of the beautiful beaches on the island.  A wider range of sites can be accessed from small boats with most sites being less than 30 minutes from the sports harbours in the south of the island.

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

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 via aeroplane. Local taxis, buses services and private hire vehicles can be taken from the airport to most destinations and many are able to be prebooked.

Time Zone
230 V
C, F
Spanish; Castilian
1st Stage
Domestic airports
Gran Canaria (LPA)
International airports
Gran Canaria (LPA)
Hyperbaric chamber
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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