Diving Holidays Lanzarote

Great diving - Caves | Lava flows | Swim-throughs | Spectacular marine life

Diving Lanzarote is awesome, one of the diving world’s best kept secrets! The island’s volcanic origin has created fascinating underwater topography, with lava flows, caves and swim-throughs to experience. For ease of access most shore-diving takes place at dive sites in Puerto del Carmen or Mala. Our dive school is perfectly positioned in Costa Teguise being mid-way between the two awesome dive sites(around 25 mins to Pto. d. Carmen and 20 mins to Mala). The dive school is also happy to pickup and drop you off from your accommodation each day.

Mala is a fantastic dive site with a giant stride entry from the rocks taking you straight into the dive There are lava flows, caves and swim throughs, suitable for divers qualified to 18m and those qualified to 30m. Expect to see Angel sharks, Atlantic Rays, Eagle Rays and Morays plus much more. There is a ladder exit which can be great fun if there´s a swell! Everyone loves diving Mala!

Pto del Carmen has a variety of dive sites, with either beach entry or harbour-wall entry into about 5m of water. The volcanic reef drops off VERY quickly so 50m from shore you will find 30m plus in depth. Some of our favourite sites include the Cathedral (a large overhang where you can expect to see Groupers)s and the Blue Hole (a swim through) both of which are 25-30m dives. There are a couple of wreck dives off the old harbour at Pto del Carmen  these are boat dives requiring a short 10 min trip in a RIB, descending to 18m then out to a number of deliberately sunk wrecks with a maximum depth of 30m. As well as exploring the wrecks you may be able to catch sight of octopus, a variety of rays, angel sharks and often barracuda. With great visibility (25m+) you will never get bored with diving lanzarote, with enough variety to excite any diver.

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    Dive Buddies
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    Angel Shark Head
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    Arrowhead Crab
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    Common Octopus
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    Atlantic Ray
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    Cuttle Fish
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    Swim Through
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    Divers on Wall

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Important Information

Our dive school is Englisgh-owned and is one of the most experienced on the island delivering fantastic diving experiences for over 20 years!

  • A PADI Resort centre and BSAC Centre of Excellence  Great diving in the Canaries  Great diving in the Canaries  Great diving in the Canaries
  • Modern Cressi equipment with 5mm full length wetsuits – it’s important to look good underwater!
  • Four dive vehicles
  • Can accommodate large groups providing dedicated vehicle and dive guide
  • Full range of PADI & BSAC courses available
  • Steel Cylinders, single K valves, either A clamp or Din, 10-12-15L available. Air or Nitrox

There are over 20 guided dives available, images are available in the frame above. The pick of the bunch are described below, just click on the toggles:

Playa Jablillo

With a maximum depth of 5m and protected by a man-made reef, this is a favourite choice for the complete beginner to experience scuba diving. Many varieties of marine life and the occasional Angel shark

Lava Caves

Unique in underwater volcanic lava flows from 15-60 metres in depth. Frequented by a variety of rays such as electric, eagle and butterfly. There is a volcanic island with a cave just off shore where shrimps, goat fish, morays and scorpion fish can be found. Angel sharks frequent this place during the Winter months. A protected bay but the dive site is exposed to the strong winds of the Atlantic Ocean making the site diveable only in very good weather conditions.

Mala

To the North of the island where the underwater scenery is of rocky lava. The waters here are crystal clear and a little more exposed to the winds so depending on the direction of wind, sometimes this site is not diveable. Rays, morays and the many small fish that like to live among the rocks can be found here

Cathedral

Entry via the bay of Playa de la Barrilla. Free descent to 16 metres, along the reef to the left and over a drop-off which takes you down to the Cathedral at approximately 30 metres. The Cathedral is a huge, no clear surface cave with alcoves of finger coral and glass fish at the far end. The upper part of the cave is vibrant with soft corals and fauna. This dive is best appreciated with a torch.

The Altar

In the middle of Playa de la Barrilla Bay. This dive commences at the end of the protected bay and is an interesting dive with overhangs on either side where globular anemone, large shrimps and protective arrowhead crabs can be found. Free descent to 10 metres and down to a depth of approximately 25 metres. This is also an interesting night dive spot.

Drop-off

The top of the reef commences about 20 metres undulating down to approx. 60+ metres and this afternoon dive takes a tour along the top of the reef down to a maximum of 25 metres. A variety of marine life can be found together with colourful globular anemones

Pink Coral

Entry via the bay of Playa de La Barrilla. Free descent to 16 metres, along the reef to the right and along a drop-off which leads to one of the rare pieces of pink coral in an alcove of a lava flow. This site has a lot of fish activity in mornings and is visited by trigger fish, fusiliers, barracuda, shoals of sardines and a variety of other small fish

The Harbour Wall

This dive begins in the bay of Playa de La Barrilla and gradually leads to a depth of 12 metres. The bay is frequented by numerous divers and the fish are fed so marine life is in abundance. Outside of the bay and leading around to the right is a small harbour wall where cuttlefish, octopus and sea horses can be found. This site is a favourite of novice divers. Also an interesting night dive spot

Blue Hole

Jump entry from a jetty at high tide with a snorkel swim out to a buoyed anchor line which leads divers down to about 12-14 metres. The reef is followed around to where the Blue Hole commences. The Hole leads down through the reef and out the other side into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. This dive is from 25-35 metres in depth. Apart from divers this site is visited by great barracuda, grouper and Angel shark. A torch is ideal on this dive to explore the inner caves of the Blue Hole

Los Erizos Wrecks

This dive is undertaken by boat and has been designated a marine conservation site and after more than 17 years is now boasting a well established wreck site supporting a vast marine life of sardines, pinfish, turkish wrasse, emperor fish, arrow crabs, large groupers and sometimes visited by large sting rays and tuna (and Angel sharks in the Winter). Wrecks range from a wooden holed wreck at 32 metres up to a clear blue water 18 metres trawler wreck which still has a 2 metres brass propeller intact. There are approximately 8 wrecks together and this site can be dived a few times to explore the whole site

Punto Tinosa Wrecks

Two fishing boats have recently been sunk for the purpose of diving. One wreck is in 18 meters of water with the other one in 22 meters. Although new wrecks, the dive is most enjoyable and on a clear day the wrecks can be seen from the surface. A wide variety of marine life can be found on this site

Night Dive

The underwater landscape transforms at night! Sea Angel Sharks sleeping on the rocks, the seabed becomes a forest of anenomes, the octopus roam and forage, the colours are spectacular! Night dives are available by arrangement.

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