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The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world
“What’s on in Gran Canaria” is the Island leading “Go to” website for information to make your stay on the island an enjoyable one. Packed with great ideas on What to do, Places to Visit, Top Restaurants, Events, Island News, Top Beaches, Sports, Attractions and much more.
The town council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has commenced stabilisation and beautification work on the slope that supports the Costa Canaria promenade in the El Veril area, above Playa del Cochino, near Playa del Inglés.

 

Diving in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Diving


Gran Canaria is rich in marine life, with a huge variety of colours, shapes and species.
The waters are warm and clear all the year round, and it’s position in the Atlantic just off the coast of Africa gives the island a mix of species from Mediteranean, Carribean, African and Atlantic waters. Much of the island is also surrounded by a rock shelf with depths of between 20 and 40 meters, making it an ideal depth for recreational diving. When you add to this the stunning scenery that historical volcanic eruptions have produced, and the effects of the gulf stream, you get an island with a fascinating mix of excellent dive sites.

Gran Canaria has a fantastic selection of scuba diving and snorkelling sites which will delight divers of all levels and abilities. There are sheltered bays and coves where you can take an experience or training dive, or deeper wrecks where more experienced divers can explore. As you travel around the islands, there are a number of main dive sites which visitors explore on a regular basis.

The best diving area on the island is unquestionably the Arinaga Marine Reserve on the east coast, known better as ‘El Cabrón‘, where divers from most of the major dive schools can be found every day of the week. Working towards the south there are several possible entries but these are onto unremarkable shores with variable visibility and little life.

Diving Conditions

Gran Canaria is on the same lattitude as The Red Sea, Florida and the Sahara desert, and has a similar sub-tropical climate. Daytime temperatures never drop below 14C in winter and are usually in the 30’s in the summer. Although very hot in summer, the humidity is relatively low and this makes the temperatures more bearable. The solar UV factor is very high however and a high factor sun cream is advised. For much of the year the island comes under the effect of the ‘trade winds’, which blow strongly from the North East, helping to keep the effective temperatures down.

In addition, the Island has it’s own ‘micro-climate’ caused by the volcanic peaks and mountains in the centre. This is characterised by more cloud and lower temperatures in the North, around the capital, Las Palmas; and more sun and higher temperatures in the South and South West. Some days there is a 2C difference between Las Palmas and the Airport; 2C between the airport and Playa del Ingles and a 2-4C difference between Playa del Ingles and Puerto Rico. In other words, actual temperatures in the tourist resorts can be 4-8C higher than shown in the papers, on teletext or on the net for a Las Palmas temperature.

See Gran Canaria Weather for more information.

Diving in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Divers

Gran Canaria Divers Diving Center, located at the beach of Puerto de Mogan, is Gran Canaria’s most modern dive center. We have brand new AquaLung and Mares equipment, experienced instructors and we dive all the best locations on the island.
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Puerto Rico Diving

Whether you are a certified scuba diver wanting to experience the great diving Gran Canaria has to offer or you want to take your first tentative fin kicks in the world of diving, Puerto Rico Diving
is the place to be.
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Canary Diving Adventures

Canary Diving Adventures is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), focused on providing a very high standard of service and safety in its daily dive trips and PADI diver education.
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Davy Jones Diving

Davy Jones Diving

Looking for the best places in Gran Canaria to dive? then don’t miss the world famous “El Cabrón” or Arinaga Marine Reserve. The combination of warm subtropical waters, dramatic underwater scenery and abundant and varied marine life have made this the most popular dive site on Gran Canaria, and our PADI 5-Star Dive Centre at Casa Limon is right next to it.
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Gran Canaria Divers

Gran Canaria Divers Diving Center, located at the beach of Puerto de Mogan, is Gran Canaria’s most modern dive center. We have brand new AquaLung and Mares equipment, experienced instructors and we dive all the best locations on the island.
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Top Diving

Top Diving has been established for more than 20 years, in Puerto Rico on the south coast of Gran Canaria. We offer superb year round scuba diving in the crystal blue waters off the rugged Gran Canarian coastline.
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Calypso Dive Center

Our PADI Diving Resort has optimally trained Professional PADI Dive Instructors to guide you to the most interesting dive sites, which are mainly the Marine Reserve “El Cabron” by Arinaga and for different Diver experiences, Wrecks by Las Palmas and Mogan.
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Blue Explorers

Since beginning operations in 1992 Scuba Cat Diving, Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria as become Spanish most complete, multi-national, multi-lingual Dive Centre. In 2007 we were awarded the top rating of PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre.
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ScubaSur Diving

Scuba Sur Diving

Located inside the most famous resort of Anfi Del Mar on the wonderful island of Gran Canaria. Together with a combined experience of over 20 years in the Diving field, Scuba Sur Diving Network is ready to offer you only A Class – top notch Quality Scuba Diving and teach beginners all the wide range of the available PADI Courses in the wonderful waters of the Gran Canaria’s Atlantic Ocean.
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