You can dive all year round in Lanzarote however the best time is June to October if you prefer warmer temperatures, visibility can be up to 30m and beyond in late Spring, Summer and Autumn. The local dive centre, Safari Diving, has a wonderful house reef with drop offs and caves offering an underwater environment to suit all abilities. Beach, boat, and night dives are available at no extra cost and all dive sites are accessible from shore or are a short boat ride away. Diving packages are made up of 6, 10 or 12 dives and equipment is available to hire. The packages can be split between families and there are special offers available for larger groups.
You can hope to see a real variety of marine life including grouper, tuna, barracuda, monkfish, moray eels, seahorse, octopus, and rays. At certain times of year, you may encounter dolphins and whales. There are also some interesting wrecks to explore.
Below are some of the sites that you may dive during your stay:
The Cathedral – one of Lanzarote’s best-known dive sites, just off the coast of Puerto del Carmen The Cathedral is a cavern dive which resembles a cathedral with alter area. Look up to see your bubbles gathering overhead before they disappear into the volcanic rock above. Many large groupers can be seen here, along with nudibranch. Depth 30m
Blue Hole – The Blue Hole is a natural funnel through the reef, the tunnel connects with a shallow area to the cliff that descends into spectacular depths. This exciting shore dive has depths up to 40m.
Richies Place – this boat dive is popular with advanced and technical divers with depths from 30m, the giant walls go into the abyss, with amazing drop offs, caves, underwater canyons, arches, and sand bars. In places the lava looks like large mushrooms, and if you look out into the blue you may see a passing manta ray.
Harbour Wrecks – this dive site is just minutes by boat from the old harbour, here you will find up to 6 wrecks that were sunk in the 1970s lying at depths from 12-40m making this the perfect site for all levels of divers. Barracudas, angel sharks, rays and nudibranch have been spotted, along with cardinal fish and scorpionfish who have made the wrecks their home.
Punta Tinosa – two fishing boats have been sunk here, one at 22m and on at 18m, there is also a lovely variety of marine life to be seen.