Dive Sites of Lanzarote

Dive Locations

Scroll down to discover a small selection of the most popular sites we have for you to discover under the crystal clear waters of the beautiful island of Lanzarote.

The Dive Sites of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands of Spain are varied.

We offer shore diving at Playa Chica, Boat Diving and also Mala (North of the island).   Dives from Playa Chica are very comfortable and open to all levels of divers.  Beginner dives are conducted right from the beach in a nice secluded bay.  This shallow dive is perfect for snorkelling.  The Harbour wall a nice 8-18m or for the more experienced the Playa Chica cliff hides many nooks and crannies worth visiting.  Depths here go past the 42m recommended depths for recreational scuba divers.  The uniqueness and richness of the caves along Puerto Del Carmen cliff are so great that Europe has declared it a “special Conservation Site” within the Natura 2000 network.

 

Boat diving is also available on request (space is limited so booking in advance is a necessity).  With many sunken boats on the island to explore, only a 10 minute boat ride away will put you right on top of them.

 

Mala, North of the island (weather dependant).  Notable for its purely volcanic rocky landscape, sprinkled with white sand.  There is an excellent sample here of many of the Canary ecosystems within a very small space.

Open Water Dives

Playa de la Barilla

A protected cove with easy access from the beach. With guaranteed heaps of fish.

Ideal for beginners, photographers and shallow water divers.

This bay makes a fantastic site for night diving.

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The Cathedral
The Dive Shop Lanzarote - Island Excursions - Bike Rental Sponges and corals

Formed during the volcanic eruptions this large cavern is encrusted with soft corals on the walls and ceiling. The depth at the entrance reaches over 30m but then slopes gently up to the back of the cavern revealing a shimmering image as fresh water meets salt forming a halocline at the rear of the cavern. Things to see are Large Grouper, Moray eels and Rays.

On the return journey above the Cathedral you can swim through the bubble fields, created by your exhaled air trapped against the roof of the cavern. This air then filters up through the sand and on towards the surface.

The Blue Hole

As you can see from the photograph, the view from below gives the dive site its name.

The top of the hole is at approx 25m and drops to about 35m. A torch is recommended to get the most from this dive.

Things to see are Great Barracuda, Large Grouper, Angel shark and Sting Rays.

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The Temple Hall Wreck
The Dive Shop Lanzarote - Island Excursions - Bike Rental The Temple Hall Wreck

Nice shallow dive to a maximum of 12m. As you can see from the photo the whole of the stern is out of the water, and the bow section makes up the dive.

A good atmospheric dive well suited to Wreck specialties. Also great, for newly qualified divers.

Harbour Wall

From the jetty wall into 4m and gradually descend to about 22m.

This is a fantastic dive with every opportunity to see anything from tiny vividly coloured nudibranchs to Angel Sharks, Cuttlefish and sometimes, a Seahorse or two.

Fabulous site for night diving.

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Mala

Breathtaking scenery and fascinating geological formations, caverns and swim throughs. Famous for its bigger fish like angel sharks, different types of rays and moray eels.

A totally different type of dive site which, can only be fully appreciated by being there!

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Boat Dives

The Rabat Wreck (Boat Dive)

Just outside the port of Arrecife. Descend down the anchor line, to find the impressive wreck of the Rabat, a large tuna trawler that lies at a depth of over 30m.

Intact and lying on its port side the Rabat still has its large propeller and other pieces of equipment attached. This wreck offers the chance of some penetration for the suitably qualified diver.

Lots of debris scattered around on the sea bed, and plenty of fish life like Barracuda and Jacks, makes this a great dive.

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Los Erizos Wrecks (Boat Dive)
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These wrecks can be found in the harbour of Puerto del Carmen, just a few minutes boat trip from the jetty.

A descent down the permanent line to 12m will find an old trawler, the first of the several wrecks at this site. The rest of the wrecks sit at over 30m and because of their age of around 20 years, are broken but no less interesting.

Containing about 8 wrecks you need to dive this site a few times to fully explore the whole area. Barracuda, Jacks, Tuna and rays can regularly be seen on this dive. The top wreck allows some penetration for the suitably qualified.

Punta Tinosa Wrecks (Boat Dive)

Two old fishing boats sunk for the use of divers, and as an artificial reef. Using the anchor line from the dive boat, you will find the first at 18m and the other at 22m.

Although sunk recently it proves to be a most enjoyable dive with lots of fish activity. The wrecks allow some penetration for the suitably qualified.

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