When to go?
Lanzarote is a popular tourist destination in Europe. Many holidaymakers flock to this island for a fun-filled holiday, especially during the peak holiday season. The peak season is between November and April and between July and August. The months of May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to this island in the Canaries. The weather on the island is great and you can find fantastic deals on flights to Lanzarote. Off season deals on hotels can also be found during this time.
Where are the scuba dive sites?
With over 100 dive sites, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The main dive areas include Archipielago Chinijo, Coasta Noreste, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. Some popular dive sites around Playa Blanca include the Flamingo Wall, Twin Pipes, Las Lenguas, Colardas and the Wrecks. The Veril de las Agujas (Cliff of Needles) in Archipielago Chinijo offers many picturesque areas to dive in. The Lobster Cliff located in the far south is famous for its rocks formation, abundance of fish and lobsters.
Located around the coast of Lanzarote are several old wrecks. The eight wrecks around the area of Los Erizos have a wide array of marine life, including emperor fish, sardines, arrow crabs and Turkish wrasse. You will need to dive several times to explore the entire area.
If you fancy a night dive, do not miss the Harbor Wall. Start from the bay of Playa de La Barrilla, where divers gradually descend to a depth of about 12 meters. You will get a spectacular view of the marine life, but remember to take all necessary precaution when you’re night diving.
What are the highlights?
Lanzarote’s volcanic underwater topography is a unique characteristic, which distinguishes it from other Canary Islands. With good visibility of up to 20 meters all year round, and warm water temperature of 24C in summer, you can come into close encounters with over 500 species of fish, including rays, moray eels, angel sharks, and groupers.
There are also numerous underwater volcanic caves to explore. Swim inside the caves and you’ll soon find yourself escorted by schools of fish. Also hiding inside these underwater caves are the canary star, the tree coral, the ballan wrasse and shrimp.
The reefs are swarming with Lanzarote’s colorful and diverse marine life. Look out for sea horses, red coral and octopus, and don’t forget your camera!
Lanzarote is an underwater paradise for scuba diving. The huge range of shallow seabed, amazing landscape of underwater volcanoes, warm water temperature throughout the year, and good visibility, will make your dive vacation in Lanzarote memorable. Enjoy your underwater adventure and happy diving!
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