Guide to Dives in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is an island that you will fall in love with, a special place to appreciate the interaction of human beings with nature. For those who visit Lanzarote for the first time, the harmony of their rural surroundings and the spectacular and varied natural arid, semi-desert and yet beautiful landscapes are striking.
In addition to the richness of the landscape that has emerged from the volcanoes, Lanzarote hides another underwater island, a submerged island full of colour and life. An eruption of biodiversity that fills every space touched by the sea with movement and joy. In our waters we can enjoy the majesty of our sea-life such as groupers, turtles, rays, dolphins and even whales and sperm whales.
The shallow sea-bottoms house dozens of species that can hardly be distinguished on a first dive by their variety. A large number of small animals populate the underwater landscapes of Lanzarote, many of them quite rare to see for divers on the other islands such as the Canarian star, the orange coral, the Ballan wrasse or the swarms of shrimp that hide in the numerous caves submerged on the island.
The underwater mountain scape is marked by its volcanic origin, defining a unique landscape variety within the Canary Islands. Deep underwater cliffs, which fall below 200 metres very close to the shore, or extensive platforms between islands make diving in Lanzarote so diverse. Caves, arches, underwater cliffs, slumps, sunken ships, artificial reefs, volcanic tubes, encounters with large animals, deep coral forests, shark diving, everything is possible in Lanzarote.
As in the rest of the Canary Islands, our waters overflow with life but lack any really dangerous species, unlike in other destinations in the world. In the Canary Islands, marine species are characterised by being calm and at most elusive, so that encounters with angel sharks, large groupers or hammerhead sharks constitute luck and not a cause for alarm. Common sense, prudence, respect and information are the secret of safe dives.