Submitted by Scuba Mike on Wed, 09/01/2013 - 14:55.
Lanzarote is generally well known for it’s benign seas, and here’s a quick run down of what you can expect diving in the waters around the island.
The island is known for its excellent climate and that extends under the surface as well! Sea temperatures can rise as high as 25 degrees in the summer, and only drop to 17 or 18 in the coolest month of February.
Submitted by Scuba Mike on Wed, 24/10/2012 - 15:57.
A common sight in Lanzarote whilst diving is the angel shark. They can be found, usually relaxing on the sandy sea bed on almost all the dives on the island. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see one swimming or feeding.
Sadly, the species is endangered.
It has recently been placed on the International Union Conservation of Nature’s 100 most endangered species list, with the waters of The Canary Islands being named as one of the shark’s last remaining haunts.
The shark’s decline in numbers stems from pollution issues in other areas, combined with destructive and unsustainable fishing methods.
Submitted by Scuba Mike on Mon, 06/08/2012 - 09:39.
The Grouper is one of the bigger fish you’ll see regularly in Lanzarote waters, and they are particularly docile and inquisitive, so if you come across them, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with them.
Here are some key facts about this interesting creature:
They are in the same family as sea bass
The word grouper actually comes from the Portuguese word for fish, garoupa
Groupers are not built for ling distance swimming and stay in their own sea area
Submitted by Scuba Mike on Tue, 05/06/2012 - 08:29.
The Lanzarote parliament (Cabildo) has commissioned a fabulous guide book to diving around the island, complete with submarine maps which have been drawn with painstaking detail, and hundreds of really high quality photos.
You can buy a hard copy for €22 from the various visitors centres on the island, but you can download a version completely free of charge, to view on your PC