Best Dive Sites In Gran Canaria
Just off Arguineguin village, is this extensive reef.
It only takes 15 minutes by boat to this dive site and there you discover large schools of Yellow Snapper and Barracuda.
Stingrays also frequent the reef which they share with Octopus and Trumpet ﬁsh. The reef starts at 10 metres and can go to 16 metres.
Further out to sea, near Pasito Blanca is an artiﬁcial reef built as a University Of Las Palmas conservation initiative.
They sank concrete blocks to form a long reef that now hosts many types of marine life including Rays, Barracuda, Lizard Fish and even Angel Sharks!
We dive on one part of the reef at a maximum depth of 23 metres. Access to the dive site is by boat.
This is one of our easy dive sites, ideal for beginners.
The site is reached after a 5 minute boat trip, we find the reef just offshore.
The reef that starts at 6 meters and goes to 14 metres. This reef offers the best opportunity for new divers to get comfortable under the water.
Balito is inhabited by Starfish, Scorpion fish, Parrotﬁsh, Wrasse and Damselﬁsh. Access by boat.
Just outside the harbour of Puerto Rico at the right we have the reef of Bahia Blanca.
With a maximum depth of 15 metres this rocky reef is the best reef for beginners.
There is no current. And being protected by the bay it is easy for doing exercises with the diving courses.
This reef has also underwater sponges and different plant life to be seen. Access by boat.
After a 5 minute boat trip this site has a maximum depth of 22 meters.
This is a circular reef and you can see angel sharks, moray eels, octopus, rays, grunts, barracuda and lots more.
After a 15 minute boat ride, there is a Russian Hydrofoil that sank in 2003, laying at 16 metres.
Over the last few years due to the storms there is not a lot left but it is still a pleasant dive site with rays, angel sharks, snappers and octopus to be found.
Set on a rocky reef, this dive site is in 22 metres and has a small wreck called “Armando Theodora”.
The school of Roncador Grunts, Striped Mullets, Scorpion ﬁsh, Trumpetfish and Damselfish are wailing for you to find them! Access by boat.
Medio Almud Shallow
This is one of our easy dive sites, ideal for beginners.
After a 10 minute boat trip, we ﬁnd the reef just offshore. The reef starts at 6 meters and goes to 14 meters.
This reef offers the best opportunity for new divers to get comfortable under the water.
Here divers can find Barracuda, Scorpion ﬁsh, Parrotﬁsh, Wrasse and Damselfish. Access by boat.
Mogan caves are natural caves under the water where the thermocline from fresh and saltwater can be seen.
A large school of Trumpet fish and Rays hide in the caves. Access by boat.
A 20 minute boat trip takes you to the Mogan wrecks.
This dive site is just outside the harbour of Mogan. A small ﬁshing village on the South West coast of Gran Canaria.
There are 2 wrecks laying 60 metres apart at a depth of 18 metres. The old wreck named “Alegranza” is the place to be for the Yellow Snappers, Barracudas, Weavers and Moray Eels.
The new wreck was purposely sunk for the divers and also the “Yellow Submarine”which visit the wrecks every day. This wreck is a 45 meter long Dutch fishing boat and is now already attractive for the Grunts, small ﬁshes, Barracudas and Amberjacks.
Easily the best dive site in the south!
A 20 minute boat trip takes you to this superb of shore “plateau”. A long rocky platform gives you ample opportunity to swim with the extremely plentiful marine life that makes the reef ‘home’.
At the top of the reef (14 metres) you can watch the elegant butterﬂy ray as it effortlessly glides over the reef. Further down you will find different types of rays such as Stingray and Eagle ray.
All this set against a background of purple Sea Anemones, White Breams, Parrotfish, Trumpetfish, Spiro graphs, Rock Lobster and Scorpion Fish – it is easy to see how Posito Blanca has earned its reputation! Maximum depth is here 21 metres.
One is approximately 1 mile from the harbour of Puerto Escala and lays at 30 meters, the other is at 45 meters and is near Puerto Mogan.
Both are approximately a 10 minute boat ride away from the dive shop.
On both sites all that remains are the hulls. The marine life is abundant and includes eagle and common rays, angel sharks, grunts, hermit crabs and a lot more.
Dropping down to 20 metres this reef has several large boulders sitting on the sandy bottom approximately 5-10 metres away from the reef’s edge.
Here divers can find barracudas, moray eels, eagle rays, sting rays, sea slugs and ﬁre worms to name but few.
With so many nooks and crannies to look into, the time just flies by.
The Blue Bird
The Blue Bird is a ferry that was sunk in the area between Taurito and Mogan.
The boat now lies at a depth of 45 metres and its presence on the sandy bottom attracts much local fauna.
This 30 metres long wreck, surrounded by large schools of Roncador Grunts, Barracudas, Rays and Amberjacks is the place to be for experienced divers.
Please note: Only experienced divers (minimum advanced with 100 dives) can join us on this dive. Log book will be inspected prior to allowing you to dive. Access by boat.
The Comoto is another of our deep dive sites, only 20 minutes away by boat and with a maximum depth 35 metres lies the wreck of a small fishing boat.
The wreck is here since a few years and the hull is still intact.
Lots of marine life on this wreck Angel sharks, stingrays, yellow snappers and morays.
A Piper Cherokee P32 that sank approximately 20 years ago.
It is the ideal dive site for the Advanced Open Water Deep Dive Course at 35 metres and 5 minutes away from the harbour of Puerto Rico.
This dive site is suitable for small groups of divers. Here you can ﬁnd moray eels, butterﬂy rays, angel sharks and a huge shoal of yellow snappers.