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Where to dive in Spain: Canary Islands

Diving in Canary Islands

The happy islands – this is the commonly known name for the archipelago located near the North West African coast. An ideal place for diving in Spain! The beauty of the underwater landscapes of the Canary Islands is quite striking. Both due to the large diversity of species living there, and volcanic landscapes. You will totally like diving in Canary Islands.

Diving locations

Diving conditions

Diving conditions in the Canary Islands are great. The temperature of the water, which is almost transparent, is always around 20°C. We can enjoy a very good visibility of 30 metres on average. The region offers sunny weather throughout the year. You will find a variety of well-equipped centres and schools here.
The volcanic seabed is covered with beautiful coral reefs, diversified with numerous caves, inlets and corners. Particularly in the area of Gran Canaria you can enjoy the many great shipwrecks, such as Arona or Kalais.
Biodiversity of the waters of the Canary Islands is amazing. Flora and fauna are rich in colors. While diving, you will come across both species of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. These are for example: great rays, turtles, groupers, Tunas, sharks, or schools of smaller fish.

Diving centers:

  • Centro de Buceo Tauchpartner La Palma
  • Splash Gomera
  • Aquanautic Dive Center Tenerife
  • Teide Divers
  • Dive Academy Gran Canaria

Diving sites:

Worth to see

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Łukasz Głowacki

I’ve been diving for almost 10 years. The underwater world won my heart quite quickly. From the very beginning I wanted to be a good diver and partner, so I kept practising until I got a Master Scuba Diver PADI degree. I dive in hot and cold waters around the world. The thing I like most about diving is the sense of weightlessness and possibility to dive in the depths. I’m not too demanding when it comes to the landscapes, although I do enjoy their diversity, so I like diving in different places and conditions.

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