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Scuba Diving Adventure in Gran Canaria

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Highlights

  • Swim with exotic creatures in a magical underwater world
  • Learn scuba diving in one of the world’s very best locations
  • The delightful climate means you can dive all year round
  • The waters around Gran Canaria teem with colorful marine life
  • No previous diving experience required

Overview

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!

Itinerary

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

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Reviews

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

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Saturday

Duration

7 hours

Start time

Departure time: timings change from day to day, we will reconfirm the start time for your chosen day.
Duration: 7 hours

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel in city. (Please state your hotel details at the time of booking).

Ending point

Tour returns to the original departure point

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Inclusions

  • Return transport
  • Scuba-diving instructor
  • Scuba-diving equipment
  • Scuba dive

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

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

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Please note

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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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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