Plunge into the warm blue seas around Gran Canaria and discover a whole new world of breath-taking color and beauty. On this thrilling adventure you will learn scuba diving under perfect conditions in warm sub-tropical waters.
Gran Canaria is one of the best places in Europe for scuba. The pleasant climate means diving is possible all year round and the seas are full of a stunning variety of marine life from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and Africa.
Your tour includes both a snorkelling session and an introductory diving lesson. Who knows, this experience may be the start of a life-long passion!
Accompanied by an expert 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
The day was very well organised. There was one on one support throughout the day from experienced PADI instructors and everything was explained really well. The morning was... Miss Leanne M Davies
That was my first adventure with scuba diving, i really like it. Everything was really good organised and also explained. Everything , each fish, each stone.. was unusual. I... M E Jeweczko
Daily except Saturday
Departure time: timings change from day to day, we will reconfirm the start time for your chosen day.
Duration: 7 hours
Pick up near your hotel in Mogan, Playa del Cura, Amadores, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, San Agustin, Puerto Rico and Bahia Feliz. Please mention which resort you are staying at in the special requests field. The exact pick up point will be sent with your booking confirmation
If you are not staying in one of the resorts mentioned above you should make your own way to Playa de Tauro (Taurito Beach).
Tour returns to the original departure point
When snorkelling always wear a 'T' shirt or some protection on your back to avoid sunburn, and apply new cream when you leave the water. Take plenty of drinking water with you and rehydrate after a spell in the sea. Wear something on your feet if possible - fins, jelly shoes, bootees etc to protect yourself from sharp rocks, sea urchins and weeverfish
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Timings change from day to day, we will reconfirm the start time for your chosen day.
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