Diving in Gran Canaria
Where are you based?
Scuba Legends is based as a Technical Diving Devision within Blue Water Diving in the Holiday Club in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria.
What is the water temperature in Gran Canaria?
In winter the water temperature ranges from 17-19 degrees celsius. Until the end of summer temperature rises up slowly to a maximum of 25 degrees.
How is the visibility underwater?
Since Gran Canaria is an island located in the atlantic ocean, we have to adapt regulary to tides, wind and waves. Usually the visibility is about 20-25m, on a bad day it might drop down to 10m. Visibility also depends a lot on the dive site and daily conditions, therefore we try our best to choose a great places.
What’s the best diving season in Gran Canaria?
First of all, we are so lucky being located in the canary islands, we operate all year long, so does most of the marine life! Of course during winter periodes the weather is not as constant and predictable as in summer, but also the island is in a more relaxed status. Especially in winter season you will notice that there are loads of angle sharks and different kind of rays around, since those guys prefer the colder water temperature.
How big are the diving groups?
As written earlier, we are highly interested in working in small groups. During courses we are usually 1-2 divers, plus professional per group. During fun dives it might grow up to 4 diver plus guide. If you wish individual service for yourself or you and your beloved ones, please let us know in advance!
Where do we dive?
Here in Gran Canaria we are lucky to have some amazing shore dives available aswell as incredible boat dives. The diving in the north is very different to the south, which gives us a graet variety and options. Please check out some of our dive sites.
We will always try to follow up on special requests but in the end of the day safety determines the choice of dive site. Apart of the daily changing weather conditions, the dive sites also depend on individual experience and your booked adventure.
What underwater life does Gran Canaria offer?
We believe that there is a lot of diverse marine life to see. Our favorites are definetly the angle sharks. Also we have butterfly and electronc aswell as sting rays. Shoals of barracudas, trumpet fish, canarian lobsters, shrimps, groupers, crabs, flounders and nudibranches. Our instructors love to find and point out marine life for you, if you are lucky he might even find sea horses or frog fish for you. During the boat rides sometimes we are surprised by turtels, dolphins or whales on the surface. Obviously we are not a tropical destination, but one thing is sure, there is plenty of stuff to enjoy. Our instructors still enjoy diving here day by day, so will you!
Can I go to the toilet between the dives?
Depending on our dive schedule we might stop in a port between the dives, usually there are public toilets available (0,50€). If we do our surface interval at the dive site or on the boat, feel free to use the nature! Hydration is very important, please do not drink less due to the toilet situation.
How deep will I dive?
This depends on your level of experience, weather conditions and the course you might be doing. With the Tec Deep Diver we dive to a maximum depth of 50m.
What should I bring with me for diving?
Please bring your diving certifications, dive insurance and your medical statement with you.
Take some sun cream, swimwear, towels and clothes to change. For boat dives a beanie/ hat might be useful. Depending on the dive site it might be a bit windy, therefore we recommend you to take a sweater with you during winter times.
You can always leave your personal belongings in the dive center or car, though we do not take any liability.
Please only bring to the dive center/ dive site what you really need.
Should I bring food and drinks?
Feel free to bring food and drinks with you. Also there is a supermarket near by and a bar/ restaurant within the resort. During the dives we will provide some water and a small snack for inbetween. Take some extra cash with you just in case you want to get a coffee between the dives or find some souveniers on the way 😉