Puerto Rico Diving Centre, Gran Canaria
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Arinaga Diving Site, Gran Canaria
Arinaga

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   30 Metres

Certification Level:   Advanced Open Water

What You Might See:   Angel Shark, Roncadores, stingrays




After a drive of around 40 minutes towards the airport you will arrive at El Carbon, the Marine Reserve at Arinaga. The El Cabron Marine Reserve was listed as a site of special scientific interest by the European Union in 2001, and is one of only 3 in the Canary Islands. Since it became a marine reserve, no boat is allowed in the area and the marine life is quite prolific. Being a volcanic island the underwater topography is quite dramatic with overhangs, caverns, swim throughs, holes etc… all waiting to be explored!!!

This dive area is so popular is was mentioned in PADI’s blog (3 Incredible Marine Reserves)


There is a variety of dive sites in this area including:

  • The Aquarium
  • The Coral
  • Swim Through
  • The Arch
  • Roncadores



Amadores

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   12 Metres

Certification Level:   None

What You Might See:   Cuttelfish, Octupus, Parrotfish, Ornate, Wrasse, little stingrays


This is our local dive site and only 5 mins from the dive centre. It is ideal for beginners, as well as more experienced divers. Inside the bay there is a white sandy bottom gently sloping onto a rocky area and an underwater wall built as a breakwater. There is an abundance of marine life here including damsel fish, bream, parrot fish, puffer fish, wrasse, octopus & cuttlefish to name a few. On the outside of the bay the wall slopes down to 12 meters and along the wall there are often shoals of sardines being hunted by barracuda as well as many other species. There is even a resident cleaning shrimp if you decide to go for a manicure while diving!




Tufia

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   20 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Octopus, Cuttlefish and Barracuda


Tufia is a small, charming town on a hill with houses built into the cliff and a black sand beach. Underwater this sleepy location opens up to a great dive site. Underwater many caves, crevices and caverns, created by layers of lava, are home to Octopus, Rays, Angel Sharks plus many more species of marine life.This dive site is easily accessible and loved by many of our Puerto Rico Diving family.




Sardina Del Norte Diving Site, Gran Canaria
Sardina Del Norte

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   18 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Angel Sharks, Butterfly Rays


This dive site is located at the north of the island. It is a little further away but certainly worth the drive and on the way we get to see some of the beautiful island. Sardina is popular with both local divers and visiting divers. The entry point here is from the harbour, with steps leading down into the water. Underwater there is a huge amount of marine life to be seen including Butterfly Rays, Sting Rays and Barracuda. There is a lovely cafe on the water front where you can enjoy a coffee whilst filling in your log book after 2 great dives.




Risco Verde

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   14 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Barracuda, Octupus, stingrays


Risco Verde is located in the town of Arinaga. It is an easy entry from a pebble beach, close to the promenade. The dive starts on a rocky platform before going down several steps where you can spot scorpion fish, octopus, cuttlefish and lizard fish. At a depth of 12/14 metres, the reef gives way to a sandy bottom where you can find Stingrays and Barracuda.




Arguineguin Reef

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   16 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Moray Eels, Roncadores, stingrays


This reef is named after the nearby village. It is along a low reef with many crevices in which we find octopus and moray eels. Hiding under the shelves there are often rays and glass eye fish. There is also an enormous shoal of roncadores on the reef.




Artificial Reef Diving Site, Gran Canaria
Artificial Reef

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   22 Metres

Certification Level:   Advanced Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Moray Eels, Angel Sharks, stingrays


At around 20-22 meters there are various objects placed along the bottom. This was a project run by the local university as an artificial reef project studying the development of marine life. The project finished in 1994 and it is now one of the most popular dive sites. There is a variety of species here and it is one of the best places to spot angel sharks on the sandy bottom. There are also shoals of roncadores, moray eels, octopus and often rays here.




Pasito Blanco Diving Site, Gran Canaria
Pasito Blanco

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   21 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water / Advanced Open Water

What You Might See:   Roncadores, Stingrays


This is a stunning reef shaped as oval and rising up from the bottom at 21 meters with the top of the reef at approximately 15 meters. There is a large shoal of roncadores here that often completely obscure the view of the reef until you swim through them. The local name for the reef is Chucho, which means stingray, due to the frequency of sightings here.




El Pajar Wreck Diving Site, Gran Canaria
El Pajar Wreck

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   17 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Roncadores, Stingrays, Cuttelfish


This is the wreck of a Russian hydrofoil ferry which sank in 2003. The wreck sank largely intact but a subsequent storm has meant it is now open. There is normally a shoal of big barracuda around the wreck and often large rays hiding in the sand. The wreck is almost completely covered in a large shoal of roncadores.