Daily diving trips to great dive sitesWe go to most of our dive sites by boat from the beautiful ANFI Marina. Typically we do a dual tank dive in the morning departing around 09:00 from the marina. Prior to departing you mount your first tank in order to be prepared for the first dive. After the dive, during a 45 to 60 minutes surface interval, you will swap tanks. The return to the marina is expected around 12:30-13:00. In the afternoon a 3th dive is planned to a more shallow location. Interested in a night dive, have a chat with the Scuba Sur Diving team in order how and when we can organize it. All dives, except for the night dive and the "special" dives up north, are done with our 7.5 meter rib called YOLO-1, capable of taking up to 9 divers. There is no surcharge for the boat dives departing from ANFI. Below you will find a selection of the dives sites.
Pasito Blanco – Natural Reef
The dive spot of Pasito Blanco is situated about five minutes from the sports beach in Pasito Blanco in the south of the island. The sea floor is like a rectangular morphology up to 60 meters long and 16 meters wide. A visit to Pasito Blanco to explore all the nooks and crannies can reveal a whole variety of surprises. It is not uncommon to be greeted by the toothy smile of moray eels or spiny puffer fish awaiting nightfall. Roncadores or grunts unsuccessfully try to go unnoticed as they team and mill around. A peacock worm demonstrates the beautiful and yet fragile nature of the reef environment. Divers shouldn’t forget to look out into the “deep blue” as (more…)
Mogan Wrecks, two wrecks located just in front of the beach of Mogan : the Cermona II and the Alagranza. These old fishing vessels, resting at a depth of 18 meters, today provide the habitat to large shoals of barracuda and grunds. You can also find sting rays, eagle rays, octopus and many more. Both wrecks are lying only 50m from each other so you can easily combine them in one dive. At this dive site, it is very easy to feel like you are in an aquarium with the amount of wildlife surrounding you, from barracuda hunting from above down to the groupers lurking underneath the wreck.
The Artificial reef was created in 1991 by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They placed a large number of structures on the ocean floor in order to study the development of the aquatic life. Over the years these structures developed to be a great biotope for many species. The masses of marine give the impression to swim right into a curtain of fish. Out front in the big sandy area it’s a spectacular to watch the garden eels and angel sharks, rays or even electric Rays are regularly spotted. On the structures you will find octopus, nudibrands, fireworms and moray eels.
Arguineguin Reef, located just outside the port of Arguineguin, is formed by a long streched rock reef. This close-by dive location is following the border between the sandy bottom and a rocky natural volcanic reef. In the many holes and hideaways you find a large variety of sealife. Besides the different species of reeffish you will encounter rays, octopus and cuttlefish.
When the current is right, the spot is ideal for doing drift dives!
Meteor III – EL Pajar Wreck
In 2003 a Russian hydrofoil Meteor or El Pajar sank. Its wreck lies on a depth of 15 meters on a sandy bottom. It has been broken in many pieces making the wreck into the habitat of many sea creatures. They hide in and under the several parts of debris. You can find large shoals of barracudas, roncadoras, drum fish, sea bream, stingrays, electric rays, angel sharks, … Within the debris you will recognize pieces of ferry. The rows of seat, the engines and the toilet are typical items appearing on diver’s photo shoots.
Mogan Caves, situated just to the right of Puerto de Mogan, has an entrance to 2 small caves which are located at around a depth of 10 meters. The maximum depth is 15 meters. The caves are known for light-shy marine life hiding in the darkness. As expected torches are a requirement.
Bahia Blanca reef, located between the harbour of Puerto Rico and Amadores, shows that a rocky reef in shallow water houses many sealife. Close to the coast it is the home of many sponges and plants. It’s an easy descent onto a big rock which then drops gradually down to around 12 meters.
Thanks to its limited depth the location is suited for beginners and courses. A lot of Open Water divers have made their first dives at Bahia Blanca.
Bahia Lila is accessible to all dive levels. Even if the dive is not accessible from the shore, it’s only at a short distance fro the shore, just outsite Balito. It guarantees a long and relaxing experience. Here you can find a long rugged wall with small caverns along the bottom. It is the home of many starfish, scorpion fish, parrotfish, trumpet fish, cardinal fish, wrasse, damselfish and many more. Occasionally you will have an encounter with a turtle. Furthermore, there is this splendid bleu anemone wich always has the cleaning shrimps around it. And if you are lucky, there is often rays and angel sharks lurking around. (more…)
For those divers that would like to go a little bit deeper, the rocky reef of Balito Deep lays at around 23m, only 5 min outside the dive centre . Here you will find large schools of grunts, barracuda and lurking underneath can be stingrays, eagle rays and angel shark.
Magic Wall, the name says it all!
After a short surface swim, we discover the wonderful nocturn underwater world. Due to intense boat traffic during daytime, this dive site is only accessible during the evening hours. On the sandy bottom we discover differnt types of rays and octopus hunting for their evening meal. Between the rocks we are surprised by the amount of live: nudy brands and sea slugs, sea cumbumber, Canarian lobster, scorpion fish, cuttle fish, muray eles, …
The Piper Cherokee is a small passenger airplane that crashed and sank to 35m in 1996. From the plane, lying on its back, we can recognise the engine, wheels and a small part of the wing.
In the debris you will find moray eels and scorpion fishes. Around the wreck you spot roncadores and snappers. On the sandy bottom surrounding the plane you might spot some rays and sand eels.
The dive is suited for Advanced Open Water divers having experience in deep dives.
The Como Tu is the wreck of a small 18 meter fisher boat laying on the sandy bottom at 30 meters. The wreck is surrounded by large groups of roncadores, barracudas and snappers. Seen the sandy bottom, the chance of spotting eagle rays, sting rays and torperdo rays is very big. When looking into the wreck you might spot a couple of octopusses and cuttle fish.
Seen the depth, the dive is accessible for experienced divers with a deep experience.
The Bleu Bird
This 30 m long ferry wreck, which sunk in the area outside Mogan, lies broken up on a depth of 47m on a sandy bottom. There are no reefs nearby so all the marine life congregates around this out crop on an otherwise sandy bottom. There are always large schools of roncadores, barracudas, rays, amberjacks, angel sharks and even tuna and is must for experienced divers. Having a Deep Diver Specialty is a must ! (more…)
In the rugged coastal zone of Agüimes next to the beach of El Cabron is a great Marine Park for scuba diving. Thanks to the rich underwater world the site got nominated to become the future marine reserve in Arinaga. It is a stunning dive spot for any Advanced Open Water Diver. It goes over a beautiful rock formation at about 12m depth along a reef to the various cracks and caves down to 23m where you can find a huge variety of life. One of the spectacular things to see is the big schools of roncadores. In this area you can make 8 totally different dives. There are 4 points of entry the water and exit, where you can always do 2 dives. Every dive will surprise you because of volcanic bottom composition. (more…)
Tufia has been declared as a protected site in 1973 and a protected natural area by the government because there are remains of aboriginal life. The area is about 54 hectare and a lot of the houses are built in the rocks. The underwater structures of layers of lava plunging into the sea created many caves and caverns forming the natural habitat of a lot of marine life. They also form great hideaways for rays.
“La Cathedral” is a cavern dive in the north shore of Gran Canaria where you descend to the arch at 12-14 m, through large natural holes into the cavern below. The cavern then stretches down to 45 m, with light streaming in through the entry points above you in the roof. The underwater geology is spectacular, but marine life can be a little bit rare after some of the island’s sites, although it is possible to find prawns, crabs and other inhabitants needing limited light. La Cathedral is probably one of the most spectacular diving spots on account of its sheer beauty and unusual rock formations.
The big sheltered bay of Sardina del Norte is one of the most frequented dive spots on the island. The entry / exit point lays in the bay protected from the impacts from the open ocean and the wind which makes it an ideal spot for every diver or lovers of the underwater photography or night dives. Sea horses, angel sharks, sting rays, mantas, garden eels, moray eels, giant anemones and a huge variety of fish are habitats of the sea bed in Sardina. Having a good look around between the different reefs and rocks is spectacular as barracudas or breams offer entertainment themselves as well as all the other marine life.