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Puerto del Carmen is one of the most important diving spots in Europe.

A place where everyone can dive. 

Dive Sites in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Chica

Playa Chica offers a wide variety of dives suitable for all diving levels. 

In Puerto del Carmen, a volcanic reef runs along the entire coast. 

Due to the proximity of the reef, all dives can be done without using a boat. 

Enter from the beach or from the pier.

It provides high-quality dives due to the diversity of marine life.

In addition to the caverns, tunnels, and volcanic tubes that make the dives more than interesting.

 

  • If you have never dived before and want to do your first dive with the possibility of doing a second dive at a greater depth.

  • If you want to start or continue with your training in the different diving certifications that we offer.

  • If you just want to dive recreationally, whatever is your level of diving. 

Anything is possible, diving in here.

DIVING IN PUERTO DEL CARMEN

La Catedral.

Briefing.

Level: Advanced
Minimum depth: 22 meter
Maximum depth: 32 meters.
Access: From the beach or by boat.

About the dive: One of the most famous dives in Lanzarote. A large cavern is full of marine life and color.

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We start the route from the beach or from the jetty along the sandy beach to the reef.
We find a large branch of Black Coral at the entrance to the cathedral.


Inside the cavern, we discover a large layer of color under the light of our torch.
If we stick to the ceiling, we can observe the pools of air produced by our bubbles and also how the Rainbow Wrasse and the Fairy Basslet swim upside down.

Blue Hole

Briefing.

Level: Advanced
Minimum depth: 22 meter
Maximum depth: 32 meters.
Access: From the beach or by boat.
About the dive: 
A tunnel that runs through the reef from the sandy area to the lower part of the cliff. 

It is a very easy dive, although a bit deep. 

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Starting from the jetty, and going down the sandy area, we find several schools of fish.

We cross a field of Garden Eels, and then we find the entrance at about 22 meters.

We come out at the lower part of the reef at about 25 meters. 


If we keep going along the reef, we find several caves full of Shrimps and the Groupers that hunt them with the help of our torch.


At the end of the cliff, you can start the ascent to the upper part, where you can often find shoals of Barracudas, Jacks and Amber Jacks hunting.

Playa Chica and El Muellito:

Briefing.

Level: Beguinner
Minimum depth: 0 meters.
Maximum depth: 9 meters.
Access: From the beach or the pier steps.

About the dive:  These are two shallow dives that are suitable for snorkelling, as well as for beginners and beginner's courses.

The perfect place to make a safety stop if you are coming from a deeper dive on the reef. 

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Also, great for night diving. 

Discover the schools of wrasse and wrasse that swim close to the rocks. 

It is very curious to watch the brave little Blue Fin Damselfish defending their territory from you and may even get a bite out of you.

Home to Arrow Crabs, Starfish, Sea Urchins, and Brittle Star hiding in the rocks.

Orange Coral

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth:  22 meters.
Maximum depth: 32 meters.
Access: From the beach or By boat.

About the dive:

A very nice and interesting dive.

Descending from the beach towards the reef. We start to follow the reef in the sunken barge. 

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The reef here forms an almost vertical wall, where we can find a lot of small life. 

 

It is also common to see groupers peeking over the edge of the wall.

The star of the dive is a beautiful Orange Coral hidden in a hollow in the reef, which you may miss if you don't know it is there.

 

If we finish the dive by ascending the sandy beach, we find garden eels and seahorses hidden in the knots of ropes.

  

Cueva de las Gambas (Shrimp Cave)

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth: 30 meters.
Maximum depth: 40 meters.
Access: From the beach or by boat.
About the dive: 
This is one of the most spectacular dives we can find in the reef of Playa Chica. 

It is located at a depth of about 40 meters and is definitely a dive for experienced divers. 

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It is a small cavern that is home to a large number of Narwhal Shrimps that run along its walls and ceiling. 

As soon as the groupers see the divers entering, they go in with them because they know how easy it is to hunt shrimps by the light of their torches.

It is possible to start the ascent along the upper part of the Veril where we find more groupers, an Orange Coral, Nudibranchs, and many other species. 

Puerto del Carmen Wrecks

Briefing.

Level: Open Water or Advanced.
Minimum depth:  12 meters.
Maximum depth: 40 meters.
Access: From the beach or by boat.
About the dive: 
On this dive, we can find 6 wrecks. 

In the lower part, we have 5. 

Some of them are quite well-preserved. Among them, it is common to see Angel Sharks, Stingrays, and Electric rays

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As we ascend, we come across another of the wrecks jutting out from the harbor wall. It is a huge wreck resting on its side on the edge of the reef.

This one is undoubtedly more attractive and better preserved, despite the fact that the harbor jetty was built on top of it.

With advanced divers, you can visit all the wrecks. With Open Water divers we can visit the only main wreck.

Baranco del Quiquere Wrecks

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth: 0 meters.
Maximum depth: 30 meters.
Access: From the beach or By boat.

About the dive: They are three fishing boats from the last century, sunk very close to the coast, between Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero.

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They are made of wood and two of them are quite well-preserved.

The third one, a little more deteriorated, offers a very mysterious image when you approach it and the silhouette of its hulls appears as if it were a skeleton resting on the sand.

It is very common to find angel sharks and stingrays here.

 

The two other wrecks are very close to each other and also offer a very good dive.

Waikiki

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth: 6 meters.
Maximum depth: 30 meters.
Access: By boat.
About the dive: 
A dive that has a lot to offer. 

We descend the line to a group of rocks at a depth of about 5 meters where we make the safety stop on the way up. 

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From here we descend along the rock wall to the reef.

Before the reef, there is a nice Orange Coral in a small recess. 

We go down to the wall and walk along with it. Exploring the small caves and caverns where we find many species: Lady Scarlata, Colourful Anemones, Spider Crabs, Nudibranchs, etc. 

We ascend again through the sandy area to reach the rocks.

The Wall

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth:  6 meters.
Maximum depth: 30 meters.
Access: By boat.

About the dive: One of the most beautiful dives in Puerto del Carmen.


We descend the cape to the sandy bottom and head to the edge of the reef on the right-hand side.

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We find a vertical wall full of small caves and nooks and crannies where many species of small animals live: Nudibranchs, Vaquitas, Lady Escarlata. 
We can also find Gerardias, Moray Eels, Groupers, and Trumpet Fish.

The star is another large branch of Orange Coral, very beautiful and spectacular.

When it is time to ascend, we can return to the cape over the reef's edge. 
We can dive a little into the blue, keeping an eye on the depth and not losing sight of the reef. 
It is frequent to encounter several species of pelagic fish and shoals of Bogues moving around the reef.

Richie´s Place

Briefing.

Level: Advanced.
Minimum depth:  18 meters.
Maximum depth: 35 meters.
Access: By boat.

About the dive: A beautifully landscaped dive. Big rocks, caves, and cliffs.

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The marine life here is not going to leave us indifferent.
In the lower part, there is a low but large cave.

Here we can enjoy the beautiful Orange Coral and swarms of narwhal shrimps that, once again, run along the ceilings and walls.

Groupers, Abbot and Trumpet Fish are other species that can be seen on this dive.

 
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