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Diving in Costa Calma
When to go to Costa Calma
Scuba diving in Costa Calma is possible all year round. Most of precipitation falls in autumn and winter. The high diving season is from May to September. The average air temperature in the summer is 27C/82F and 20C/68F in the winter. The water temperature in February is around 18C/64F and 23C/73F in August. The visibility is very good, in some places it's more than 30m/100ft.
What to see
There are angel sharks (more often seen in the winter), small hammerhead sharks, large common rays, eagle rays, butterfly rays, loggerhead turtles and a substantial number of black eels and tiger eels. Anemones, gastropods and sponges can also be found there.
Scuba diving in Costa Calma
Costa Calma is a beach resort town, located in the beginning of the Jandía Peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura island. Fuerteventura Airport is located in 64 km fom it. Costa Calma was developed as a tourist community in the 1970s, and now the resort is full of bars, restaurants and hotels. The highlight of Costa Calma is Sotavento Beach, which has been the location of several windsurfing championships due to the strong off-shore winds during the summer months. Diving in Costa Calma is amazing thanks to its diversity of flora and fauna, opportunity to explore reefs, caves and rock formations. Costa Calma has more than 20 dive sites that are easily accessible by boat and suitable for all diver levels.
El Veril Grande, Boat Tower, Las Salinas, and Catedral are some of the most interesting dive sites in the Costa Calma area. Another recommended dive is the El Bajón del Rio, a great site, which is located further north.