Puerto Rico Diving Centre, Gran Canaria


Arinaga

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   25 Metres

Certification Level:   Advanced Open Water

What You Might See:   Roncadores, Stingrays, Angel Sharks, Nudibranchs, Trumpet Fish, Octopus, Barracuda, Moray Eels, Groupers, Amber Jacks, Scorpion Fish


Arinaga is a very attractive dive for those who love the world beneath the waves. At a depth of 12 metres a rocky platform marks a 23m drop-off which compromises the El Cabron reef front where the highest concentration of different species can be found. 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. 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)




Amadores

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   12 Metres

Certification Level:   None

What You Might See:   Cuttelfish, Octupus, Parrotfish, Ornate Wrasse, Stingrays, Sea Hares, Damselfish, Learned Rockfish, Lizardfish, Striped Mullet, Atlantic Blenny, Arrowhead Crab


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, Barracuda, Pyme File Fish, Band Tail Puffer, Triggerfish, Wide Eyed Flounder, Angel Shark, Stingray, Jewel Anenome


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

Type Of Dive:   Shore Dive

Maximum Depth:   18 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Angel Sharks, Butterfly Rays, Barracuda, Sharpnose Puffer, Band Tail Puffer, Garden Conger Eels, Cuttlefish, Nudibranchs, Moray Eel, Grouper, Jewel Anenomes


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:   17 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Barracuda, Octupus, Cuttlefish, Nudibranchs, Learned Rockfish, Damselfish, Parrotfish, Ornate Wrasse, Sea Hare, Star Fish, Arrowhead Crabs


Risco Verde is located in the town of Arinaga, on the fringe of the Marine Reserve. It is an easy entry from a pebble beach, close to the promenade. This is an ideal dive for those who want a peaceful dive full of small fish. 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.




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, Octopus, Roncadores, Barracuda


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

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   21 Metres

Certification Level:   Open Water / Advanced Open Water

What You Might See:   Roncadores, Stingrays, Angelsharks, Moray Eels, Trumpet Fish, Pygmy File Fish, Ornate Wrasse, Parrot Fish, Bream, Barracuda, Nudibranch, Damselfish


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.




Cermona II

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   20 Metres

Certification Level:   PADI Open Water / Advanced Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Moray Eels, Barracudas, Trumpet Fish, Grouper, Stingray, Sea Breams, Sardines


Cermona II is a 32m fishing vessel with a steel hull, which was sunk in May 2002. Lying on its side, at a depth of 20 m this fishing boat provides a very attractive dive site. The algae covering this wreck gives shelter to an endless number of crustaceans, fish and molluscs typical in Gran Canaria. Under the stern of the boat lots of trumpet fish, grouper and a variety of fish find shelter from the big barracuda swimming around.




Como Tu

Type Of Dive:   Boat Dive

    Boat Dive

Maximum Depth:   30 Metres

Certification Level:   Advanced Open Water Diver

What You Might See:   Roncadores, Barracudas, Stingrays, Garden Eels


Como Tu is a wreck of a small fishing boat, laying on a sandy bottom at 30m just off the coast from Veneguera (a 15 minute boat ride from Puerto de Mogan). The main attraction on this dive is to get surrounded by a big shoal of roncadores or seeing them all coming over the wreck like a wave crashing on a rock.