Diving in Lanzarote - Dive sites, centres and courses
Lanzarote is an island that has everything tourists and visitors could wish for to have an unforgettable holiday.
In addition to the places where you can go to admire the volcanic landscapes, or the wonders of Los Jameos del Agua, surfing in Caleta de Famara, in Lanzarote you can go scuba diving.
It is a place capable of surprising divers who dive in its transparent and clean waters, as well as for the diversity of places where you can dive for diving.
The island of Lanzarote has some of the best seabeds on the European continent; diving sites for all levels are located in the island's territories.
The rock formations and volcanic terrains characteristic of the Canary Islands make the island's underwater life incredible and fabulous.
The crystal clear waters allow visibility down to a depth of 40 metres; the subtropical temperatures together with the variety and abundance of marine species in all the waters, cause a very pleasant surprise to those who decide to dive in the waters.
Where to dive in Lanzarote?
The island of Lanzarote is divided into four diving areas.
Located towards the south of the island of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca is one of the best places for diving.
Its calm waters and depths that do not exceed 18 metres, as well as the protection of the north trade winds, make it an ideal place for all types of divers.
Here it is possible to find people who are diving for the first time to get to know the bottom of the sea, as well as expert divers who wish to enjoy the calmness of the water and the beautiful sea bed.
Here you will find the Museo Atlántico, one of the three marine museums in the world and the only one on the European continent; you can also go diving at Playa Flamingo, an adventure full of life and excitement.
Photo of Playa Blanca, located in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Puerto del Carmen
Located in the centre of the island, close to the capital Arrecife, it is the most popular area for diving; it is possible to descend from 15 to 40 metres and more, so it is recommended for technical and advanced diving at all levels.
The most famous dives, we can mention:
- La Catedral, an underwater cavern of impressive dimensions.
- Blue Hole, a volcanic tunnel with great contrasts of light when passing through it.
- Los Pecios, several sunken ships that can be explored.
Photo of Puerto del Carmen, located in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Charco del Palo
Towards the northwest of Lanzarote, this area has impressive underwater landscapes; slopes of white sands, which are blurred in the blue of the waters, crossed by volcanic tongues that go down to the depth of the sea.
Between 40 and 50 metres deep, there are impressive forests of black corals, where only the most experienced divers can dive.
The most famous dives are Charco de Palo and El Cañón.
Picture of a dive in Charco del Palo, located in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Archipelago Chinijo/La Graciosa
The Chinijo Archipelago is a group of islands, including La Graciosa, located to the northwest of Lanzarote.
It is a protected natural area and forms the largest marine reserve in Europe; it covers 700 kilometres.
Diving in its waters is a wonderful and unique experience; however, it is not always possible to do so, so you should consult in advance about the weather conditions in the area.
Photo of the Chinijo Archipelago, located in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Diving Lanzarote - The best dive centres in Lanzarote
If you want to dive for the first time and you are on the island of Lanzarote, you should find one of the schools or centres for diver training; there you can get started in this daring and exciting sport that will leave you with great and pleasant impressions, as well as wonderful memories.
If you already have some knowledge of diving and you are attracted by the idea of diving in Lanzarote, you should inform yourself about the best places for this and get a complete equipment to make your best dives, making each one of them unforgettable experiences.
On Famara beach, there are many schools offering diving and surfing lessons for beginners as well as for experts who wish to improve and perfect their techniques.
Among the best surf and diving schools in Famara we can find:
- Calimasurf: Courses, lessons and diving equipment rental.
- Surf canarias : Courses, lessons and diving equipment rental.
- Surf famara: Courses, lessons and diving equipment rental.
- Lanzarote surf: Courses, lessons and diving equipment rental.