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Lanzarote Dive Sites

Lanzarote  Dive Sites

PINK CORAL


Entry via the bay of Playa de La Barrilla. Free descent to 16 mtrs,  along the reef to the right and along a drop-off which leads to one of the rare pieces of pink coral in an alcove of a lava flow. This site  has a lot of fish activity in mornings and is visited by trigger fish, fusiliers, barracuda, shoals of sardines and a variety of other small  fish.

LAVA CAVES

Unique in underwater volcanic lava flows from 15-60 mtrs in depth. Frequented by a variety of rays such as electric,  eagle and butterfly. There is a volcanic island with a cave just off shore where shrimps, goat fish, morays and scorpion fish can be found. Angelsharks  frequent this place during the Winter months. A protected bay but the dive site is exposed to the strong winds of the Atlantic Ocean making the site diveable only in very good weather conditions.

THE HARBOUR WALL

This dive begins in the bay of Playa de  La Barrilla and gradually leads to a depth of 12 mtrs. The bay is frequented  by numerous divers and the fish are fed so marine life is in abundance.  Outside of the bay and leading around to the right is a small harbour wall where cuttlefish, octopus and sea horses can be found. This site  is a favourite of novice divers. Also an interesting night dive spot.

LOS ERIZOS WRECKS

This area has been designated a marine conservation  site and after more than 17 years is now boasting a well established wreck  site supporting a vast marine life of sardines, pinfish, turkish wrasse,  emperor fish, arrow crabs, large groupers and sometimes visited by large  sting rays and tuna (and Angelsharks in the Winter). Wrecks range from a wooden holed wreck at 32 mtrs up to a clear blue water 18 mtr trawler  wreck which still has a 2 mtr brass propeller intact. There are approximately  8 wrecks together and this site can be dived a few times to explore the whole site.

DROP-OFF

The top of the reef commences about 20 mtrs  undulating down to approx. 60+ mtrs and this afternoon dive takes a tour along the top of the reef down to a maximum of 25 mtrs. A variety of marine  life can be found together with colourful globular anemones.

BLUE HOLE

Jump entry from a jetty at high tide with  a snorkel swim out to a buoyed anchor line which leads divers down to about 12-14 mtrs. The reef is followed around to where the Blue Hole commences.  The Hole leads down through the reef and out the other side into the deep  blue waters of the Atlantic. This dive is from 25-35 mtrs in depth. Apart from divers this site is visited by great barracuda, grouper and Angelshark. A torch is ideal on this dive to explore the inner caves of the Blue Hole.

THE GROUPER RUN

A snorkel swim to the left of Playa de la  Barrilla. Free descent to 16 mtrs following the reef which drops away to 60+ mtrs. The reef is patrolled by groupers thus giving the dive site  itís name.

LABYRINTH

This dive site can only be accessed by boat  as it is situated between the marina of Puerto Calero and the Old Town  of Puerto del Carmen. A scenic dive of lava needles with a drop-off down to approx. 40 mtrs. A variety of marine life can be seen.

CATHEDRAL

Entry via the bay of Playa de la Barrilla. Free descent to 16 mtrs, along the reef to the left and over a drop-off  which takes you down to the Cathedral at approximately 30 mtrs. The Cathedral  is a huge, no clear surface cave with alcoves of finger coral and glass fish at the far end. The upper part of the cave is vibrant with soft corals  and fauna. This dive is best appreciated with a torch.

THE ALTAR

In the middle of Playa de la Barrilla Bay. This dive commences at the end of the protected bay and is an interesting  dive with overhangs on either side where globular anemone, large shrimps and protective arrowhead crabs can be found. Free descent to 10 mtrs and down to a depth of approximately 25 mtrs. This is also an interesting  night dive spot.

RICHIE'S REEF

Slightly further North to the Fariones Reef  another section of flat walled reef with outcrops of boulders. Free descent to 18 mtrs taking divers down to approx. 35 mtrs. Visited by a variety of fish, some very large grouper, morays and octopus. A drift dive with entry from a boat and exit via the beach.

TEMPLE HALLS WRECK

This wreck is exposed to the surface and partly submerged. This Flag Ship, for the Temple Halls Shipping  Co. was built in 1954 in South Shields and the engine room is of particular  interest. This dive is best done when at high tide and normally done as part of the Wreck Speciality course. Depth between 8-12 mtrs.

MUSHROOM

One of the more energetic dive sites. A  vast length of drop-off with needles and caves to swim through. Free descent  to 18 mtrs taking divers down to approx. 35 mtrs. Visited by a variety  of fish. Access only by boat and for experienced divers only.

 

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