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Gran Canaria Dive Sites

Gran Canaria offers a great variety of dive sites. We have listed 18 of the most popular sites nearest to our Dive Centre. There are many other dive sites on the island so if a group of you wish to dive somewhere else, we can arrange it.

 

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We know that there is no "typical diver" - some of you like wrecks, others reefs. It's all down to your own personal taste, so what we've done is divide our dive sites into different depth levels so you can view them more easily.


 

Dive Site: Mogán Caves 

Depth: 6m to 14m

Type of Dive Site: Natural caves

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Just past the harbour of Puerto Mogán, the underwater caves can be found! Mogán caves are natural caves under the water where the thermo cline from fresh and salt water can be seen. A large school of Trumpet Fish and Rays hide in the caves. Access by boat.

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Dive Sites by Depth


6-16 Metres Depth  Arguineguín Reef   Bahia Blanca   Balito   El Pajar   Medio Almud Shallow   Mogan Caves


Dive Site: Balito 

Depth: 6m to 14m

Type of Dive Site: 

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: This is one of our easy dive sites, ideal for beginners. After a 5 minute boat trip, we find the reef just offshore. The reef starts at 6 metres and goes to 14 metres. This reef offers the best opportunity for new divers to get comfortable under the water. The reef is inhabited by Starfish, Scorpion fish, Parrotfish, Wrasse and Damselfish. Access by boat.


Dive Site: Medio Almud Shallow 

Depth: 6m to 14m

Type of Dive Site: Reef

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: This is one of our easy dive sites, ideal for beginners. After a 10 minute boat trip, we find the reef just off-shore. The reef starts at 6 metres and goes to 14 metres. This reef offers the best opportunity for new divers to get comfortable under the water. It's inhabited by Barracuda, Scorpion Fish, Parrotfish, Wrasse and Damselfish. Access by boat.


Dive Site: Mogán Caves 

Depth: 6m to 14m

Type of Dive Site: Natural caves

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Just past the harbour of Puerto Mogán, the underwater caves can be found! Mogán caves are natural caves under the water where the thermo cline from fresh and salt water can be seen. A large school of Trumpet Fish and Rays hide in the caves. Access by boat.


Dive Site: Arguineguín Reef 

Depth: 10m to 16m

Type of Dive Site: Reef

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Just off of Arguineguín village, is this extensive reef. It only takes 15 minutes by boat and there you discover large schools of Yellow Snapper and Barracuda. Stingrays also frequent the reef which they share with Octopus and Trumpet fish. The reef starts at 10 metres and can go to 16 metres.


Dive Site: Bahia Blanca 

Depth: 15m

Type of Dive Site: Reef

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Just outside the harbour of Puerto Rico at the right we have the reef of Bahia Blanca. With a maximum depth of 15 metres this rocky reef is the best reef for beginners. There is no current and protected by the bay it is easy for doing exercises with the courses. This reef has also underwater sponges and different plant life to be seen. Access by boat.


Dive Site: El Pajar 

Depth: 16m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: After a 15 minute boat ride, there is a Russian Hydra-foil that sank in 2003 laying at 16 metres. Over the last few years due to the storms there is a not a lot left but it is still a pleasant dive site with Rays, Angel Sharks, Snappers and Octopus to be found.


 

17-29 Metres Depth   Artificial Reef    Balito Deep    Medio Almud    Mogan Wrecks    Pasito Blanco    Salobre Reef 


Dive Site: Salobre Reef

Depth: 20m

Type of Dive Site: Reef 

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Dropping down to 20 metres this reef has several large boulders sitting on the sandy bottom approximately 5-10 metres away from the reef edge. Here you can find Barracudas, Moray Eels, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Sea Slugs and Fire Worms to name but a few -  with so many nooks and crannies to look into, time flies by.


Dive Site: Pasito Blanco

Depth: 21m

Type of Dive Site: Reef 

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Easily the best dive site in the south! A 20 minute boat trip takes you to this superb off shore "plateau". A long rocky platform gives you ample opportunity to swim with the extremely plentiful marine life that makes the reef 'home'. At the top of the reef (14 metres) you can watch the elegant butterfly ray as it effortlessly glides over the reef. Further down, you will find different types of rays such as Stingray and Eagle ray. All this set against a background of purple Sea Anemones, White Breams, Parrotfish, Trumpet Fish, Spiro graphs, Rock Lobster and Scorpion Fish - it is easy to see how Pasito Blanco has earned its reputation! The maximum depth is here 21 metres.


Dive Site: Balito Deep

Depth: 22m

Type of Dive Site: Reef

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: After a 5 minute boat trip, this site has a maximum depth of 22 metres. This is a circular reef and you'll see Angel Sharks, Moray Eels, Octopus, Rays, Grunts, Barracuda and lots more. 


Dive Site: Medio Almund

Depth: 22m

Type of Dive Site: Reef and Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Set on a rocky reef, this dive site has a maximum depth of 22 metres and has a small wreck called "Armando Theodoro". The school of Roncador Grunts, Stripped Mullets, Scorpion Fish, Trumpet Fish and Damselfish are waiting for you to find them! Access by boat.


Dive Site: Artificial Reef 

Depth: 23m

Type of Dive Site: Reef

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Further out to sea, near Pasito Blanco is an artificial reef built as a University of Las Palmas conservation initiative. They sank concrete blocks to form a long reef that now hosts many types of marine life including Rays, Barracuda, Lizard Fish and even Angel Sharks! We dive on one part of the reef at a maximum depth of 23 metres. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by boat and is a favourite site for many divers. 


 

30-45 Metres Depth   The Blue Bird   The Plane   Sail Boats   The Comoto


Dive Site: Sail Boats 

Depth: 30-45m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: There are two sail boats to visit. 

One is approximately 1.6km (1 mile) from the harbour of Puerto Escala and lays at 30 metres. The other, is at 45 metres and is near Puerto Mogán. Both, are approximately a 10 minute boat ride away from the dive centre. On both sites all that remains is the hull and the marine life you'll find includes Butterfly, Eagle and Common Round Rays, Angel Sharks, Grunts, Hermit Crabs and a lot more.


Dive site: The Comoto 

Depth: 35m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: The Comoto is another one of our deep dive sites. Only 20 minutes away by boat and with a maximum depth of 35 metres, lays a wreck of a small fishing boat. It has been here a few years and the hull is still intact. Here you'll find Angel Sharks, Stingrays, Yellow Snappers and Morays.


Dive Site: The Plane 

Depth: 35m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: A Piper Cherokee P32 that sank approximately 20 years ago is the ideal dive site for the Advanced Open Water Deep Dive Course at 35 metres and 5 minutes away from the harbour of Puerto Rico. Laying on its back this dive site is suitable for small groups of divers. Here you can find Moray Eels, Butterfly Rays, Angel Sharks and a large shoal of Yellow Snappers.


Dive Site: The Blue Bird 

Depth: 45m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: The Blue Bird is a ferry that was sunk in the area between Taurito and Mogán. The boat now lies at a depth of 45 metres and its presence on the sandy bottom attracts much local fauna. This 30 metres long wreck surrounded by large schools of Roncador Grunts, Barracudas, Rays and Amberjacks is the place for experienced divers. Only experienced divers (advanced or above) with 100 logged dives can join this dive site. 


 

Over 45 Metres Depth   Douglas C-47   Texan T-6


Dive Site: Douglas C-47 

Depth: 65m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: Situated about 8 kilometres (5 miles) out from the harbour of Puerto Escala, 15 minutes away by boat and at 65 metres, this plane is virtually complete although the cockpit and propellers have gone. The Douglas crashed in 1973. At 65 metres, we will only take experienced divers (advanced or above) with a minimum of 100 logged dives. 


Dive Site: Texan T-6 

Depth: 65m

Type of Dive Site: Wreck

Type of Entry: Boat

Description: The Texan T-6 is situated off the coast of Mogán. This wreck lies at a depth of 65 metres and is in good condition - the wreck still has the machine gun on its wings!