Dive into the turquoise depths of Lanzarote and explore an underwater kingdom that will captivate your imagination
Lanzarote’s beaches are the perfect place for setting off to enjoy the underwater world, with plenty of nooks and crannies you can explore with ease. This volcanic island is home to a plethora of diverse landscapes, dominated by a marine biodiversity capable of mesmerizing diving enthusiasts.
If you decide to take your next holiday on this island paradise, it’s sure to be a memorable experience. The sea conditions are usually very favourable and, more importantly, they are usually favourable all year round!
Fancy exploring some unique depths on your next diving adventure? You’ve come to the right place! From captivating coral reefs to diverse marine life, you’ll discover an underwater safari that will leave you wanting to visit again.
Discover a unique marine treasure in Lanzarote
In the last ten years incredible discoveries have been made in the waters of Lanzarote. Underwater researchers continue to study different species such as cetaceans, molluscs and sponges, making this coastal area a point of great interest for scientific marine exploration.
As well as being one of the most remarkable areas in the world for its marine biodiversity, Lanzarote is also a paradise for those who want to visit the depths, because it has many options for lovers of scuba diving and snorkelling. While exploring the depths of the sea, you will be able to see dolphins, manta rays, groupers and seahorses, with the latter being abundant all year round. The challenge is to spot them in their natural habitat, as they are experts at camouflaging themselves among the vegetation and reefs.
Both novice and experienced divers will enjoy extraordinary opportunities to discover this aquatic safari where, among other things, they are also likely to encounter sunken ships, perfect caves and spectacular cliffs.
Crystal clear water all year round
With crystal clear visibility and warm temperatures all year round (24°C in summer and 18°C in winter), divers will find the perfect conditions to enjoy the views offered by the depths of the Canary archipelago.
The waters around Lanzarote are teeming with a wide variety of marine life, making it an ideal destination for divers of all levels. From colourful coral gardens and soft sandy bottoms to deep canyons teeming with larger species such as turtles, red rock crabs (cangrejo moro) and black limpets, among other animals found off the coast of the island.
Lanzarote, the perfect setting for scuba diving activities
The depths around the island are considered to be one of the best seabeds in Europe for scuba diving, thanks to its underwater topography which is an ideal tourist attraction for the practice of this sport. The island also offers a wide range of options for both beginners and experts, making it the perfect destination for a diving holiday. Divers can explore volcanic formations, underwater caves and spectacular reefs populated by an abundance of colourful marine creatures.
For this reason, the Lanzarote European Sport Destination has created a diving guide together with the Office of the Biosphere Reserve to promote the hidden underwater features of the island. This will not only boost diving tourism in Lanzarote but will also improve safety procedures and quality standards for diving enthusiasts.
Sites for diving tourism in Lanzarote
Snorkellers and scuba divers from all over the world come to Lanzarote drawn by its famous dive sites. The main diving spots are located in Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, the northeast coast and the Chinijo Archipelago.
Located in the municipality of Playa Blanca, Playa Flamingo is a marine paradise that offers opportunities for beginners in diving and snorkelling activities, where you will witness the sighting of abundant marine life. If you are looking for something special and truly unforgettable on your next holiday, this magnificent location is sure to leave you wanting to return to the island.
Another perfect place for diving tourism can be found at the Pechiguera Lighthouse, also in Playa Blanca. Its 50–metre depths create the perfect environment to see varied species such as shoals of fish where you can see grouper, bream, island grouper, barracuda and silverside.
Playa Chica, meanwhile, is the island’s diving mecca. It is located in Puerto del Carmen and is the perfect location for all things maritime, aquatic and nautical. Divers of all genders and ages dive in this spot which is famous for its safety in offering an unparalleled underwater experience. However, the fact is that Lanzarote offers a wide variety of impressive dive sites that will captivate any tourist or diving enthusiast.
Along its shores, you’ll find an abundance of vibrant coral walls, exotic marine life and fascinating geological formations that will leave you with unforgettable memories. From the wonders of shallow coves to the depths of canyons, you’ll find a variety of aquatic species such as tropical fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sponges and sea turtles.
Whichever underwater destination you choose to explore in Lanzarote, we can guarantee you an unrivalled water safari experience on the island.
To find out more, read the recent article on the 5 best dive spots in Lanzarote.