Dive Sites

Dive with Nautico...

...to the most beautiful divespots of Gran Canaria. The Canary Islands are of volcanic origin and like this looks the underwater world. The volcanic formations are really impressive and offers many hiding places for the great diversity of different fishes and animals. The lava even created a lot of caves and grottos in different sizes, which can be simply discovered. The water is cristal clear and has a temperature in the summer from 24 until 25°C and in the winter from 18 until 19°C.

Clear water, warm wheather and an impressive biodiversity make Gran Canaria an excellent area for divers. In Arinaga is the Marine National Park El Cabron situated. Here you can dive many differnent routes and you will see every dive something new. Simultaneously with the Marine National Park in Arinaga we offer a lot of more worth seeing divingspots from the shore or from the boat, which are in the following descripted. Starting with the shore and ending with the boat dives.

​Marine National Park "El Cabron"... (SHORE DIVE)
El Cabron is perhaps one of the most visited and most popular divespots on Gran Canaria. The volcanic formations are spectacular and together with the large school of fishs make it possible the best dive at the Canary Islands.

All together 3 entry points from the shore lead to 8 different diving routes. An incredible richness of fish with large schools of european pilchards, bastard grunts, breams as well as dusky groupers, combers,cuttlefish,baracudas, wahoos, rays, morays,trumpet fish, amberjacks and sometimes small sharks, a bizar underwater world with caves, grottos and arches let the heart every divers beat higher.

In the depht of 30 meters you find the popular coral from el Cabron. Nightdives are possible, but depending on the conditions.

The El Cabrón Marine Reserve was listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by the European Union in December 2001 and is one of only three Marine Reserves in the Canary Islands. The area has an incredible array of marine life, you can tick off almost all the species in the main marine life guides, including many of the species that are only found in the Canaries, and several species that are on the IUCN Red List of endangered Species.

Risco Verde...(SHORE DIVE)
...is a perfect diving spot for discover scuba dives, beginners and restarters. With a maximum depht of 12 meters and an easy entry meets this spot all requirements to start your diving career. This shallow reef gives a lot opportunities to do many exercises, but you won´t miss many fish. Ornate Wrasses, Blue-Fin Damselfishes, Combers, Cuttlefishes and Octopusses are still waiting to be watched from you...

Risco Verde is the closest dive site to the town of Arinaga, and is at the northern end of the 'Avenida' - the promenade which snakes all the way along the shoreline.

 

Sardina del Norte...(SHORE DIVE)
is located in the north part of our beautiful island. Sardina is easy accessible whith one small jump off from the wall of the port.

Angelsharks, Seahorses, stingrays, spiny butterfly rays, bonitos and many more fishes are always to be seen here. Sardina del Norte is like Caleta a very goog alternative too our diving sites at the east coast - particulary when the entry is complicated by the weather. it can be reached by road trip of approximately 60 minutes and is like a sightseeingtour over the island. The best way to get to know your dive buddies! 

The maximal depth is approximately 15 meters and  suited for beginners and intermediate divers. 

Caleta baja...(SHORE DIVE)
...impresses you with snaky canyons and small tunnels. Descent directly in a cave or from the shore and enjoy the amazing diversity of Caleta Baja.
When you are really lucky you can see manta rays in the late summer.

The difficult entrance recommends this diving site only for experienced divers. The maximal depth is 18 meters.

The wrecks of Mogán...(BOAT DIVE -SURCHARGE € 12,-)

The first of the two wrecks sunk by the Yellow Submarine company, lying only minutes away from Puerto Mogan and the dive centre in Taurito. This wreck has been down since the early 1990’s and time has taken its toll with the many storms we have experienced in those years. However the wreck is bursting with life and has its resident massive shoal of Roncadors and Barracuda as well as the many Trumpet fish, Damsel and Puffers that go about their business daily. On occasion Canarian lobster set up camp and Moray Eels and Octopus pop out of the tangled wreck. In mid water you will see Sardine darting back and forth and Amberjack chasing them. Turtle, large Rays and even visit from Manta Ray and Wahoo have graced the water in and around this lovely wreck.
There are two wrecks sunk at Mogán, they were both sunk for the Submarine tours, which leave from Mogán Harbour. The old wreck is now broken up, but the new one is a large fishing vessel and they are both at a depth of 19m. They are covered in marine life as the Submarine tour feeds the fish over the wrecks to attract them for the tourists. The marine life has everything possible in large numbers and we try to time the dive so that the Submarine is there at the same time. 

The wreck of the Cermona II lies 60 meters away from the Alagranza and was sunk in March 2002! Time has passed and the Cermona II has settled in perfectly to her surroundings. Like her underwater sister ship, Roncadors, Barracuda and Trumpet fish have made their home in the twisted mental that once formed her hull. Sea Bream overlook both wrecks and if your are lucky the Yellow Submarine may be doing a trip around the wrecks, full of inquisitive tourist snapping photos of the diver who I am sure, they think are all part of the excursion. This is an ideal dive for all level of scuba diver and they are a perfect introduction to Wreck Diving. We have, over the years made a detailed Specialty Course for Wreck diving using both.

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El Perchel...(BOAT DIVE-SURCHARGE € 12,-)

 this dive is a super relaxing dive, and has become a personal favorite to staff and customers alike for its easy drift taking you at the rocky edge of the sand which hides an abundance of Angel Shark, Common, Eagle, Bat and Butterfly Rays and as well as large shoals of Roncador, baby Barracuda, Sardine and Pandora drifting along side you. As you weave in and out of the large rock formations, you can spot large colourful Anomie and cleaner shrimp.  The Eel Garden sits a few meters out on the sand and rays can be seen swimming by out in the blue. Depending on the direction of the current we either start or finish at the Trumpetfish Cave, gaining it name from the large amount of Trumpet fish who hang motionless at the mouth of this cave.The maximum depth is 17m. 

Pasito Blanco (BOAT DIVE-SURCHARGE € 12,50)

...this dive site features a variety of ledges and rock plateaus that hold a multitude of fish and a sandy bottom where Rays and Angle Sharks are a common occurrence. There is also a presence of Roncador grunts and enormous Barracuda not forgetting the many Moray Eels, Tiger, Bull Nose and Black who rest under the over hangs. This is a favorite dive site for both new visitors and regular clients of the dive centre, due to the extended dive time and concentration of marine life. It is also one of the few sites boasting a high concentration of soft Corals on the Eastern end of the reef. Maximum depth 20m.

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Reef Arguineguin...(BOAT DIVE-SURCHARGE € 12,50)

...the reef runs lengthways from east to west for almost 700m with a deep over hang which is home to the rare and elusive Porcupine or large Puffer Fish, measuring up to one meter in length. Many species of moray inhabit the reef along with shoals of Roncadors and Sardine. The overhang provides protection for Sting and Common Brown Rays and also colourful Anemones and Cleaner Shrimp inviting passers by to pop in. A favorite for Turtle and Amberjacks, this dive is both relaxing and exhilarating.

La Catedral... (BOAT DIVE- € 15,-)

One of the most spectacular diving spots on account of its sheer beauty and unusual rocks formations. It is located twenty-five minutes by boat  from the city's marina, it is a rocky massif that drops from a depth of 6 meters to 40 meters. 

Due to the depth and conditions this dive site is only recomended to experienced divers, which doesn¡t have problems with sea sickness. A diving lamp is mandatory to take with you.

Roque Cenicento...

...is a large mass of gray rock which contrasts with the ocher tones of its surroundings and rises proudly at the end of a tongue of land that forms a cove in the north of La Isleta where the sea and the wind attack all the area.

The place provides an extraordinary shallow dive, which combines beautiful caves with the remains of two or more sunken ships very fragmented. A diving lamp is mandatory to take with you.Boat dive: € 15

The Arona wreck...(BOAT DIVE-SURCHARGE € 15,-)

...the Arona was a Spanish merchant ship that used to navigate among the Canary Islands transporting all kinds of cargo. Today it lies on its starboard side on a sandy bottom at a depth of 35 meters. In 1972 a fire broke out in its engine room and after all the crew had been evacuated the vessel was towed back to the harbour. 2 miles away from it , the boat sank.

The "Ifafa" wreck...(BOAT DIVE-SURCHARGE € 15,-)
...or better known as the "Cabotero" was identified as "IFAFA" in January of 2016. The Cabotero (Ifafa) lies near the Narcotic boat on its port side and with the bow facing south. This 60-meter fishing ship allows us a slow and easy dive, where we can see its open cellars and without needing to enter it.

Ain Jemaa...

... is approached only with advanced divers, because this big wreck lies on the "head" at a depth of 40 meters. Hence the previous nickname "Narcotico".

Boat surcharge: € 15, -

The Angela Pando wreck...

.... (formerly Solaris) is a 110 meter long super wreck off the coast of Gran Canaria. The ship sank half an hour after leaving the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 14 July 1986. A total blackout had probably caused the sinking of the ship, after which the engine room was then full of water was the fate of Angela Pando sealed, it sank.
The wreck of Angela Pando lies at a depth of about 30 meters, the hull is broken into three parts. Since the remains of the sunken ship are located in two flow zones, the dive is advisable only for very experienced divers. The Angela Pando is often approached as a final dive after the cathedral or in conjunction with the dive site Kos Island. The Fahrtyeit with the Zodiak is about 15 minutes. Boat surcharge: € 15, -

Kos Island...

... is located on a very irregular ground between 12 and 20 meters. deep, divided into two large fragments that were brutally trapped between the rocks. Most of the fuselage has been turned over or overturned and next to the two large pieces there are countless fragments and scattered pieces. Here you can still marvel at the beautiful large original brass screw of the wreck. Boat surcharge € 15, -Ain Jemaa ...

... is approached only with advanced divers, because this big wreck lies on the "head" at a depth of 40 meters. Hence the previous nickname "Narcotico". Boat surcharge: € 15,-

Cueva de la Burbuja

... is in front of the Cathedral and next to Roque Ceniciento. Perhaps the least visited dive on the island, only 8 meters deep, begins a volcanic tube about 40 meters long and about 5 meters in diameter that ends in a large air chamber where we feel we are in another world. Here we can even emerge and besauenen the inside of the cave with our diving lights. Unfortunately, this place is only in extremely good conditions dive. Boat surcharge € 15,-

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