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Diving in Arguineguin

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When to go to Arguineguin

Diving is possible all year round, however the high diving season is from May and September. The most rainfall occurs from November to February. The air temperature in August is 28C/82F and in February -18C/64F. The water temperature in winter is 18C/64F and in summer- 25C/77F. Visibility is excellent, it varies from 20-40/650131ft.

 

What to see

Many species of moray, roncadores and sardine can be found there. The overhang provides protection for sting and common brown rays and also colorful anemones and cleaner shrimp.

Scuba diving in Arguineguin

Arguineguín is one of the most populated towns along the south coast of Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria airport is located in 41 km from it. Arguineguín has a beach and a port. Tourism is not as popular here compared to the neighboring places like Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, but there are several hotels, bars, and restaurants that specialize in fresh fish caught the same day. Scuba divers can also enjoy the crystal-clear waters, rich marine life, and the variety of dive sites located nearby.

 

Most popular dive sites

Worth visiting dive sites nearby are Arguineguin Reef, Artificial Reef, Reef Pasito Blanco, Chucho Rif, El Pajar. A popular dive site is Arguineguín Reef. The reef runs lengthwise from east to west for almost 0.7km/0.4mi with a deep overhang which is home to the rare and elusive porcupine or large puffer fish, measuring up to one meter in length.