Escape to Lanzarote

From November 25 to December 2, 2018 the diving trip went to Lanzarote.

By popular request, at the end of last year we organized a diving trip to the lucky islands: Canary Islands!!!!

The island of Lanzarote was chosen. Transparent waters on marine soils of volcanic origin. Fauna, flora and an underwater museum.

62 km from north to south and 21 km from east to west (not counting the two islets), we were allowed to move, daily, from our accommodation in two apartments in Puerto del Carmen, to the different dive points. This was our itinerary:

First day in diving:

Waikiki: Combines a sandy bottom, many lively rocks and rocky levees perpendicular to the shoreline. In the veril we explore caves with hanging gerardias, multicolored sponges and black corals.

Richies Place. Giant walls that fall into the abyss, towering collapses, immense pointy rocks, caves, underwater canyons, large sandbanks, arches… In the nooks and crannies of the rock we find two orange corals and a small cave where narwhal shrimp are sheltered.

The Wall. Night. At the top, about 5 m deep, a group of rocks shelter all kinds of small fauna. In the veril we find hanging gerardias, a branch of orange coral, Swiss vaquitas or large groupers and trumpet fish

Second day of diving:

The Cathedral: It is the cave inhabits the most famous animal of the island, Felix a large grouper well known in the area. It is a dive to look for hidden life, on the walls, on the sandbanks or in the caves, even in a small wreck to which we can approach.

Port of Carmen wrecks: Next to the pier of Puerto del Carmen, a special dive in which to visit six wrecks. Below the surface, the top of the first wreck is at 12 m, while the deepest propeller is about 40 m.

Third day of diving:

El Muellito and the Beach: The dive runs around El Muellito and the two espigons of Playa Chica are the perfect place to watch the wildlife change after sunset.

Veril de Playa Chica: Just in front of the town of Puerto del Carmen, there is a wide and soft sandy platform that ends in a veril that goes from 15 to 40 meters deep and has ledges, caves and small estheds.

Playa Chica: NOCTURNA Its rich sandy bottoms that do not exceed 10 meters deep, crystal clear waters and two levees that insulate from the swell guarantee a good night dive.

Fourth day of diving:

Atlantic Museum: In Playa Blanca, the music project is creating a large artificial reef formed by a set of sculptural installations made of neutral pH concrete that, over time, will serve to increase marine biomass and facilitate the reproduction of the island's species.

Las Coloradas: In Playa Blanca, on a large sand there is a wall under which is generated a cornice that houses a lot of life mutts, abberries, mackerel, moray eels, pejeperros, giant anemones, cleansing shrimp, bucisa or octopus.

Fifth day of diving:

La Graciosa is probably one of the few places in Europe where there are still no paved roads. Since 1995, "Isla Graciosa and islets of the north of Lanzarote" constitute the largest marine reserve in Europe. With the necessary permits and accompanied by the resident dive center in the reserve, we went to know it.

The cave of the Jureles: In the strait of Rio that separates Lanzarote and La Graciosa, on a plain of sand, rises a thick rock bar that extends about a kilometer, crossing El Río perpendicularly, is the Veril de las Agújas.  the cave of the Jureles to the north. Its walls, sculpted by the erosion of the sea, serve as a refuge for large numbers of fish such as mutts, pejeperros, abuntans, old and, surprisingly for their scarcity in the rest of the Canary Islands, to black corvinas.

Snoring: veril where a large bank of snoring snores always crowned by another of blacksmiths

Lanzarote is an island to explore, underwater and off. We leave you more information by clicking on this document, published within the Spanish Biosphere Reserve Network Support Program.