Review diving in Lanzarote, Canary Island

by spotmydive

Marine life

Manta ray
Sea Horse
Hammerhead shark
Eagle ray
Angel shark

If you are planning some diving holidays in the Canary Islands, you must know that Lanzarote has everything to seduce scuba divers and nature lovers. When visiting Canary islands for the first time, you will be struck by the harmony of its arid landscapes, its tropical forest, and its picturesque villages. Furthermore, Lanzarote hides another treasure full of color and life but that one is underwater. And this is the reason why since 1993, the island is a protected area by the Unesco.

When to go there?

Canary islands is near the equator that’s why the island of Lanzarote has a hot and dry climate. The maximum temperatures are between 22 and 25°C in summer, while the minimum did not drop below 12°C in winter. Precipitation is more concentrated between the months of November and March. The best time to dive in Lanzarote is from April to October.

Scuba Diving Conditions

Water visibility in lanzarote is exellent, you can expect from 20 to 40 meters clear water.

Current: around the Graciosa Island, current are quite strong, you might also experienced up north Lanzarote.

Difficulty: Overall, diving in Lanzarote is quite accessible, however, be aware that tides coefficients make certain dive sites inaccessibles, or more technicals.

Water temperature in Lanzarote is around 17-18°C in winter and goes to 24°C in summer.

What to see diving and snorkeling?

Lanzarote is full of exceptional flora, with very rare orange coral, black coral forests, magnificent sea fans and sea sponges. You might have the chance to observe angel sharks.It often measure more than 2 meters, making it the number one attraction for divers. It is also possible to occasionally see hammerheads, dolphins, turtle, manta rays or eagle rays. Canary Islands’ waters are full of life and you have huge chance to spot on every : dive tunas, bonitos, barracudas and trevallies. For macro photographer and muck dive lovers there are seahorses, harlequin crabs and colorful nudibranchs.