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Where to dive in Gran Canaria

May 28, 2024

There are many treasures hidden in the Canary Islands, some obvious, in plain sight, others under the sea. If you like sport and water sports, this island is your ideal destination. From Seaside Sandy Beach, we suggest different strategic points where you can go diving in Gran Canaria.  

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We start with one of the most beautiful places to dive in Gran Canaria: the Pasito Blanco drop-off. Located two miles off the west coast of the island, the reef is at a maximum depth of 19 metres and rises between one and three metres above the sand in an almost circular shape. These conditions allow for excellent visibility, even with a 10 or 12 litre tank.   

The panoramic view under the sea is incredible. Large banks of yellowfin croaker can be observed, as well as rays. In addition, it is common to find trumpet fish, moray eels, and a variety of small fish such as fulas and gueldes.


We continue along the west coast and come across small coves where we can dive and snorkel. To do this, we must move forward, leaving behind the pebble beaches and breakwaters, to find this deeper area. Amadores beach, Medio Almudh, Playa del Cura, and Tauro are some of these bays where you can dive in Gran Canaria and discover different species such as the old ones or the bream. However, it is important to note that this is not such an impressive area.  


This is one of the most popular diving routes in Gran Canaria, both for residents and tourists. Especially, the areas of Sardina and Puerto de las Nieves, which, from the rocks, already offers an unparalleled marine spectacle: sea urchins, dolphins, cuttlefish, and octopus, among others. Once you get into the water, the spectacle continues, and you can even see angel sharks and small rays.  

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Another highlight is La Caleta, which has numerous caves and tunnels where, especially in autumn, Mobulids Rays - devil rays - appear.


Located on the outskirts of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Cathedral diving area is one of the most difficult routes for diving in Gran Canaria. It is very important to have favourable conditions.   

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From a depth of 10–12 metres you can already find a variety of fish, but if you continue towards the bottom, at a depth of about 40 metres, the landscape changes completely: the marine life disappears and in its place you discover a volcanic formation of several caves connected to each other by vaults and arches that are reminiscent of the architectural structure that gives it its name: the natural cathedral.


Our nautical route ends at Arinaga beach, when the sun sets. Here we find Risco Verde, a strategic point for diving in Gran Canaria, highly acclaimed by scuba diving enthusiasts, who recommend this dive at night. With a depth of up to 20 metres, it is a unique experience.   

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Discover the island, by land and by sea, and go diving in Gran Canaria. While you're out enjoying the marine adventure, at Seaside Sandy Beach, we'll make sure everything is ready for you when you get back to the hotel. When will we see you? Book your room here.


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