For your Scuba Diving Adventure in Gran Canaria you will be collected up from pick-up points given to you by the local tour operator.
Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken by coach to Playa de Tauro (Taurito Beach) for your scuba diving excursion.
On arrival at the beach, a professional diving instructor will give you a 45-minute introductory scuba diving course.
After this session you are free to go snorkeling. Look out for locally common creatures like the stripy African cuttlefish, the spiky arrowhead spider crab and the shoals of cardinal fish. If you see a flash of brilliant electric blue, it may well be a bluefin damselfish. Other Canary Island creatures you can often see while snorkeling are the Atlantic wrasse, blue lizardfish and gold striped bream.
There will be a break for lunch and in the afternoon you will enjoy the high point of the day – a scuba dive.
At the end of the tour your vehicle will take you back to the starting point.
The Canary Islands (and Madeira) have long been famous for their bio-diversity, which includes species from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, from the Atlantic and from Africa. In 2004, UNESCO finally approved Gran Canaria as a World Biosphere Reserve.
There are estimated to be over 400 different marine species in the warm seas around the Canaries. Even in shallow waters scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers can enjoy a huge variety of creatures in many shapes, colors and sizes. Sea life is so prolific that many experts put the diving on a par with the Red Sea or the Caribbean.
Very few creatures in the shallow waters pose any dangers to humans. If you don't touch a creature it is unlikely to worry you or about you.
Please follow the 'Divers Code':
Take nothing but photos
Leave nothing but bubbles
Kill nothing but time