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Diving in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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When to go to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas has a subtropical desert climate with warm, dry summers and moderately warm winters. The wettest period is from November to February.

The high diving season is from May to September. The average temperature in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is pleasant all year round, on average 25C/77F in the summer and about 18C/64F during the winter months. The water temperature varies from 18-23C/64-73F during the year. The visibility varies from 10-30m/32-98ft on average.

 

What to see

Divers are likely to see anemones, gastropods, sponges, shoals of barracudas, rays, parrotfish, lizardfish, octopi, cuttlefish, black eels, and tiger eels, as well as many other species.

 

Most popular dive sites

Of course, divers should explore the wrecks Arona and Kalais, as well as La Catedral (a challenging and unique dive) and Sardina. There are also lots of sites along the eastern and southern coasts, like El Cabrón and the Mogán wrecks (Cermona IIChucho ReefReef Pasito BlancoEl Pajar).

Scuba diving in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

"Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, commonly known as Las Palmas, is the largest city and capital of Gran Canaria. It is located in the northeast part of Gran Canaria Island, in the Atlantic Ocean. Gran Canaria airport is located in 25 km from it. Las Palmas is a good choice for a holiday, and has a lot of entertainment: theater, movies, opera, concerts, festivals, Carnival (known not only in Spain but also worldwide), as well as cathedrals, museums such as the Casa de Colón Museum and Casa de Pérez Galdós Museum, which are some of the best. Tourists should also walk through the city center of Las Palmas, the Vegueta, that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990. Along the northwest side of the city there is also the longest urban beach in the world, the Playa de Las Canteras. Scuba divers will be especially attracted here with some of the best wreck diving in the Canaries, as well as the opportunity to explore walls, caves, arches, and swim-throughs. In these clean and clear waters divers can enjoy a variety of marine life. Divers can also take a trip to the marine reserve at El Cabrón on the east coast, well-known for the abundance of marine species and for the volcanic reef that has caves, cliffs, and arches.