Angel Shark | Diving Puerto Del Carmen Lanzarote | Manta Diving Lanzarote

Read about the stunning Marine Life in Lanzarote

Planning your diving holiday in Lanzarote? You’ve checked out the dive sites but are intrigued with what you can see. You’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a guide all about the Marine Life in Lanzarote!

Angel shark seen while scuba diving in Lanzarote with Manta Diving Lanzarote at Playa Chica

Angel Shark

The Angel Shark are a critically endangered specie. The Squatina Squatina can regularly be seen in Lanzarote. The Canary Islands are the last known stronghold of this specie. Lanzarote is one of the best islands to see them. The best time of year to dive with angel sharks is during our winter season. November – March. November is mating season and during 2019 we were fortunate to encounter several sightings! During June – September is the best time to stop baby angel sharks. Keep your eyes peeled on the sand, as you don’t want to miss the angel shark – one of the most exciting species to see out of all the marine life in Lanzarote! 

Marine Life in Lanzarote: Seahorse | Caballito de Mar | Marine Life in Lanzarote | Manta Diving Lanzarote


Seahorses can generally be found in Lanzarote all year round, the tricky part is finding them! They are great at camouflaging amongst the vegetation and the ropes. Don’t worry though, if they are about our instructors know the best places to look for them! Out of all the marine life in Lanzarote, Rachel loves to use them as a subject for photographing while she is teaching the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course! 

Nudibranch | Babosa de Mar | What can you see while you dive in Lanzarote


In Lanzarote you can regularly find while diving 3 species of nudibranchs. The Variable seaslug is the easiest to find with their bright yellow. They also are the largest growing up to 13cm in length. The variable seaslug is also the most commonly found, both on sand and rocky bottoms. 

Leopard Seaslug spotted while diving in Lanzarote with Manta Diving Lanzarote

Leopard Seaslug

The leopard seaslug is the next biggest nudibranch that you can found while diving in Lanzarote. They grow up to 10cm. You are more likely to encounter these in overhangs. They are most commonly found inside the Blue Hole, in the overhangs of the cavern by the peacocks and in the crevices by Waikiki

Octopus | Diving in Puerto Del Carmen with Manta Diving Lanzarote


Here at Manta Diving Lanzarote we love to dive with the octopus. During day dives you are best looking inside the crevices, tubes and cracks. Look out for the octopuses eye or the suckers, that’s the best way to spot them! At night it’s a lot easier as they tend to be free swimming above the sand. 

Grouper | Marine life you can see while you dive in Lanzarote


Lanzarote is known for it’s groupers. For over 20 years we had the famous Felix who lived by the Little Wreck and loved to say hello to divers. Now you can find lots of large groupers near the Little Wreck, Red Coral and House Reef. 

Marine Life in Lanzarote: Fireworm | Fish you can see while diving in Lanzarote

Bearded Fireworm

Fireworms look like a centipede with their elongated and flattened appearance. Although beautiful with their orange body contrasting their white bristles. That’s where their beauty ends! Be careful around them as the bristles can easily penetrate divers’ skin and are poisonous. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide of the marine life in Lanzarote and that you know now some of the species you may encounter during your PADI diving courses such as the PADI Open water or Advanced course, try dives or fun dives in Lanzarote

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