La Graciosa, the Best place to scuba dive

Plans to do in La Graciosa

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18 - Jul - 2019

The vast majority of people come to La Graciosa, attracted by its volcanic landscape, its virgin beaches with crystal clear waters, or by the uniqueness of the island itself.

As soon as you disembark at Caleta de Sebo, you are welcomed by a large sign at the port – Reserva Marina Isla Graciosa e Islotes del Norte, and what many don’t know is that this island belongs to the Largest Marine Reserve in Europe, with a total of 70,000 hectares and more than 774 species recognized.

Beneath the waters there is a quantity and representation of species unrivalled in Europe, with an incomparable beauty to the sea bed, which makes La Graciosa the best place to go scuba diving in Europe.

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If you dive in La Graciosa you can see the angel shark. Photo of “Facebook Diving in La Graciosa”.

La Graciosa, the best place to go scuba diving in Europe

On the seabed of La Graciosa you will find a wide marine platform with an abundance of caves, tunnels and crannies, surrounded by rocky bases and a multitude of plant and animal species, which few places in the Canary archipelago have.

La Graciosa provides on of the best scuba dives in the Canary Islands, which is why diving enthusiasts choose to use its waters. But also for beginners in diving and scuba diving it is the number one choice, as making your first dive in these waters is an unforgettable experience.

Diving in La Graciosa is doing so in a privileged environment, the beauty that its waters hide simply waiting for you, surrounded by colonies of ‘gerardias’ , a type of coral that proliferates on this area, or the angelfish shark – an endangered species and seldom seen.

By diving in La Graciosa you will be able to see more than 774 species

La Burrera, the islet of Alegranza, Las Gerardias, el Veril de Las Langostas or el Veril de Las Anclas are some of the diving areas in La Graciosa where we can find species such as ‘meros’ (groupers), ‘chuchos’ (herring-like fish), ‘mandolinas’, and different types of rays such as the long-nosed skate, or local species such as the ‘abades’ (pollack) or the ‘viejas’ (parrot fish).

In Caleta de Sebo there is a specialized diving centre, with excellent qualified staff, and the infrastructure, material and equipment needed for undertaking PADI courses and doing dives adapted for each level – from advanced diving courses, to diving courses for beginners being baptized in La Graciosa.

A good choice for those who want to dive in La Graciosa is to spend a few days here, get to know the areas where you can scuba dive, and at the same time take advantage of the PADI certificated courses that are available in order to improve your skills.

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Diving in La Graciosa is one of the best experiences in the Canary Islands. Photo of “Facebook Diving in La Graciosa”.