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Diving in Maspalomas
When to go to Maspalomas
Diving is possible throughout the year, and the most favorable time for diving is the period between May until October. From mid-October to February it can be quite windy, and there is more rainfall. In July the average temperature in Maspalomas normally fluctuates around 28-33C/82-91F during the day time and drops to 21-24C/70-75F by night. The average winter temperature is around 23C/73F during the day and 16-17C/61-63F at night. The water temperature varies from 19C/66F in winter to 25C/77F in summer. The average visibility ranges from 10m/33ft to 30m/98ft.
What to see
Underwater divers can find here a variety of wrecks and also meet barracudas, damselfish, parrot fish, lizardfish, amberjacks, stingrays, angel sharks, octopuses, cuttlefish, electric rays, shoals of roncadores, moray eels, breams, trumpet fish, nudibranchs, etc.
Scuba diving in Maspalomas
Maspalomas is a tourist town in the south of the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), and a part of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Gran Canaria airport is located in 31 km. Maspalomas main resorts are San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, Sonnenland and Meloneras. In Maspalomas region tourists will find a great waterpark, 17km/10mi of wonderful coastline with sand dunes, wide sandy beaches, shallow waters. Maspalomas beach is probably the best known and most photographed in all of the Canary Islands. Diving here is fantastic: clear water, plentiful marine life (including big fish and schooling fish encounters), many great dive sites for all diver levels. Divers can explore the fascinating underwater topography (reefs, caves, arches, tunnels), as well as lots of wrecks around.
Divers will find here a wide array of fantastic dive sites, such as El Cabron, Mogan Wrecks-Cermona II, Reef Pasito Blanco, Arguineguin Rif, Artificial Reef, and Chucho Rif. All of them suitable both for novice and advanced divers. El Cabron can be certainly recommended as one of the best dive sites of the Canary Islands, ranked in the top 100 worldwide. It forms a plateau right in front of the nature reserve and the plateau is so huge, that divers can easily do two dives here without exceeding 12m/39ft depth.