Discover the Sunny Canary, and Warm Waters Bustling with Life!Dive into Spain
Spain is home to many islands such as the famous Ibiza but with fame comes the herd of tourists as well. Luckily, there are more than a handful of safe havens for scuba diving in Spanish seas. All unique and amazing in a different way with unspoiled beaches. The first spot must be the Canary Islands if we talk about scuba diving on Spanish islands.
Canary archipelago contains seven great islands inside the Spanish sea. The eastern islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, the westerns of Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. Each island has its own image, with a different kind of wildlife, but it is practically all characterized by the fact that tourism is the basis of their economic life, and accordingly, infrastructure is very advanced.
The Atlantic currents throughout the year provide almost constant temperatures on the islands: mild winter, and warm but not hot summer. Practically there is a continuous scuba diving season; the water is comparable to a mixture of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. (18 in the Winter, around 23 degrees in Summer)
There are cliffs and caverns around the islands, but the wildlife in itself is interesting: Perch, ray, angel shark, barracuda and various schools of fish, marine mammals around the islands, dolphin and whale, and much more creatures to see for scuba divers around the Spanish waters. Watching tours are organized in several places.
There are some sunken vessels around the islands but at Gran Canaria, mainly in the Las Palmas area, several, sometimes very large wrecks can be dived to at depths of 20-30 meters.
The most popular are Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and these are the two islands to find the most scuba diving sites too. Yet, there are many well-equipped, good service bases on the other islands as well. Prices vary from island to island, from region to region, but you can choose to your liking on Sharewood.
Then, there are the Balearic Islands to the East of Iberia, with Ibiza that makes us think about partying youngsters, and lobster-red pensioners but the truth is more in-depth. Mallorca, for example, is the biggest island of the archipelago, and just right for scuba diving in the Spanish sea. The secret inner world, the fantastic Cova de sa Gleda – Camp des Pou is a water-filled cave system under Mallorca. Its opening is located on the eastern coast of the island and the cave stretches 13 km inwards, offering plentiful sights to see, and scuba adventures to live.
These are just a handful of examples from what scuba diving in the Spanish Seas can offer. There are more islands, and more beaches to be named, but that would take a whole book to write. To learn more, take a look at the listed items on Sharewood, and join our Community on the bike, surf, or ski alike!