Diving in Lanzarote

Discover one of the best ways to enjoy the turquoise waters of Lanzarote: diving off the coast.

Scuba diving in Lanzarote is an opportunity that must not escape. And this island is a true paradise on earth. These beautiful words are perfectly applicable to what is on the surface of the island, the easternmost of the Canaries.

And it is not surprising, since its wonderful landscapes and its mild climate during the 12 months of the year, together with the hospitality of its inhabitants and the quality infrastructures to welcome the newcomer, make it possible. But it is an understatement.

Looking up, contemplating the clear sky and discovering what is not seen in other parts of the world when night falls and darkness embraces the island is also the closest thing to paradise. And still that's even an understatement.

Because it would be necessary to see, live and feel what is under the water. The seabed of Lanzarote is a very rich world apart that completes this island paradise. It does not matter if it is your first time diving. Say goodbye to worries!

Lanzarote's underwater waters can be enjoyed regardless of level. If you come to Lanzarote you will be able to observe many diving, diving or snorkeling centers that will allow you to enter this wonderful underwater world.

Scuba diving in Lanzarote: the 3 best dives on the island

Undoubtedly, diving is one of the best experiences that can be lived in Lanzarote. And being a newbie doesn't have to be a problem. Quite the opposite. Whoever wants to get started in this sport will find a great offer in diving schools and places to rent equipment.

Of course, always under the supervision of professionals who ensure the safety of the divers at all times. It is worth adding that those who have an intermediate or advanced level will also have everything at their fingertips to fully enjoy the seabed of Lanzarote.

1. Playa Blanca

This small town located at the southern end of Lanzarote is one of the quietest areas for diving, since depths of 18 metres are not exceeded, and it is protected from the trade winds that blow from the north.

It is an ideal area for all types of divers, from introductory courses to expert divers, thanks above all to its calm waters and beautiful seabeds. Here also highlights the Atlantic Museum, the only underwater museum in Europe.

  • Level: low-medium
  • Depth: 18 metres
  • Access: boat/shore

2. Puerto del Carmen

Scuba diving in Lanzarote still in the town of Puerto del Carmen. Located in the southeast of the island, it is perhaps one of the busiest areas of the island for diving. The dives are made along its entire edge: an incredible wall that descends to 40 metres to gradually lose itself in the depths.

Thus, it is an ideal place for advanced and technical recreational diving of all levels where you can discover various underwater attractions such as La Catedral (a large cavern), Blue Hole (a volcanic tunnel with great contrasts of light) or Los Pecios (various sunken ships suitable for exploring).

  • Level: medium-high
  • Depth: +21 metres
  • Access: boat/shore

3. Chinijo Archipelago

The Chinijo Archipelago, a group of islands located off the northern coast of Lanzarote, is a protected natural area that constitutes the largest marine reserve in Europe, with 700 square kilometers.

The rich marine area allows spectacular dives, although the weather does not always allow diving there is thus essential to check availability prior.

  • Level: medium-high
  • Depth: +21 metres
  • Access: boat/shore

Why dive in Lanzarote: 3 reasons

If the above does not convince you, below you will see why scuba diving in Lanzarote is essential to practice.

1. Transparent waters

The transparency of its waters, with a horizontal visibility that can reach 30 metres, allows you to enjoy volcanic landscapes and marine life that can only be described as spectacular.

2. Volcanic seabed

The seabeds that bathe the island hold many mysteries: wrecks full of history sunk centuries ago, walls, caves and cliffs caused by eruptions that occurred millions of years ago... Who knows, you will have to go down to find out!

3. Biodiversity

The above characteristics are perfect for its enormous underwater biodiversity, one of the largest on the planet. Indeed, its waters are internationally recognized as one of the best for diving. There are species that you will only see here!

Hotels for divers in Lanzarote

That the accommodation offer in Lanzarote is enormous is beyond any doubt. But, as the accommodations designed by and for athletes are scarce, we leave you with the best…

HD Beach Resort & SPA

The HD Beach Resort & SPA of the HD Hotels hotel chain is located in the town of Costa Teguise in the east of the island. Its spectacular location on the beachfront makes it an ideal hotel for scuba diving in Lanzarote and other water sports.

In addition, now you can stay with incredible discounts if you book at the HD Beach Resort & SPA before October 8, 2021. Thus, you can enjoy your stay until October 15 of the same year with free cancellation up to 48 hours before the arrival.

Scuba diving in Lanzarote, a safe bet

Lanzarote is a true paradise for sea lovers, with many kilometres of coastline where the best conditions for scuba diving exist. This island of volcanic origin is surprising both for the biological and ecological richness of its marine spaces, and for the variety and beauty of its underwater landscapes.

The water temperature (which ranges between 18 degrees in winter and 22 degrees the rest of the year) and the marine currents in the area favour the existence of large schools of fish near the coast and seabed of great beauty are some of its natural benefits.

What are you waiting for to discover a world of silence under the sea of ​​Lanzarote? Discover the richness of the island's seabed thanks to this dive guide, and enjoy scuba diving in Lanzarote to the fullest. Don’t miss it!

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