PUERTO DEL CARMEN DIVE SITES
We love to dive and we want to show you the best diving Lanzarote has to offer!
Our experienced guides provide a full pre-dive briefing, before guiding you around our many sites so you can get the most from every dive in Lanzarote. We dive daily from Puerto Del Carmen. Our house reef, Playa Chica, is just 100 metres from our dive centre. Home to over 10 different dive sites – all from shore! There are also some boat dives such as the Harbour Wrecks, Waikiki which you can dive with us as well! We offer guided dives from Puerto Del Carmen for certified divers Monday to Saturday at 9:00, 11:30 and 15:00.
One of the most popular dives sites in Lanzarote. Start by passing over the garden of eels, you will find the entrance to the Blue Hole, a swim through that connects the sandy shallows through the reef to the bottomless ocean waiting beyond it. Also there are several caves and overhangs amongst the reef so make sure you take a torch with you as frequently large groupers or even a forkbeard can be found lurking in the shadows! Therefore this is a dive not to be missed!
You can expect to find: Caves, underwater swim through, sometimes angel sharks, groupers, barracudas
The Cathedral is a cavern dive just off the coast of Puerto del Carmen. The famous blue contrasting against the arch is one of the most stunning views in all of the dive sites in Lanzarote. There are many unique points of interests that must be seen first hand! For instance inside the cavern you can find fairy basslet fish swimming upside down! After spending time inside the cavern continue to the bubble garden which you can find above the roof of the Cathedral. Now you are swimming through your exhaled breath! As it is slowly escaping through the volcanic rock!
You can expect to find: Caverns, groupers, bubble garden, nudibranchs
The Red Coral is a stunning branching coral that is protected in a cave around 28 metres and is easily missed, however don’t worry your expert dive guide will show you its hiding place! Nearby there is also a commerative plaque and urn and a couple of colourful anemones. After exploring these, head back up to Playa Chica and you will pass over Rene’s wreck. Usually you can find seahorses or octopuses hanging out at the metal grid, so definitely make sure you save enough air to visit them on your way back!
You can expect to find: Orange coral, groupers, sometimes angel sharks and rays on the sand banks, anemones
Grouper run is one of the best dive sites to dive on Nitrox. A mix of 32% is perfect, allowing you to spend as much time as possible at 30 metres. Explore the wall from the Cathedral round to the start of Ritchies Reef. Look under the overhangs and you can find large clusters of macaronesian encrusting anemones. Spend some time over the top of the sandbanks, in the past sun fish have been spotted here. Tuna and amberjacks have regularly been seen rushing past too!
You can expect to find: Trumpetfish, groupers, sometimes amberjacks, tuna
Waikiki is home to one of the shallowest orange corals in Europe. A huge branching coral is hiding in the reef at 16 metres. Ultimately this dive site is known for being awesome for the marine life that can be seen here regularly! Trumpetfish can be found hiding in the crevices. As well as this explore the sand banks and see if you can find stingrays and angel sharks. Also amongst the crevices there are several colourful anemones.
You can expect to find: Trumpetfish, stingrays, leopard spotted nudibranchs
If you love diving wrecks you must visit the Puerto Del Carmen Wrecks. Just a 2 minute boat ride from the old town harbour, there is a set of around 6 wrecks that sunk in the 1970’s especially for scuba divers! In the distance you maybe lucky to find angel sharks or common stingrays resting in the sand. Overall this is a great diving experience for both novice and experienced divers with wrecks sitting from 15-40m!
You can expect to find: 6 wrecks, propeller, barracudas, nudibranchs, angel sharks, rays