Many people believe that Lanzarote is a completely different island from the rest of the Canary Islands. Its numerous attractions make it an ideal destination year-round. Among the available activities, today on the blog of First Minute Excursions and Last Minute Transfer, we talk about diving tourism in Lanzarote, an increasingly popular option.

Diving Tourism in Lanzarote

Lanzarote has a coastline of over 140 kilometers, with a wide variety of seabeds. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, underwater caves, shipwrecks, and other underwater points of interest.

Diving tourism in Lanzarote has experienced significant growth in recent years, attracting a large number of visitors to the island.

In fact, according to a study by the Cabildo de Lanzarote, around 103,000 divers visited the island, highlighting that this group of tourists spends more money and stays longer on the island than other visitors.

Lanzarote is considered by many as one of the best places in Europe for scuba diving, thanks to the clarity of its waters and its rich marine biodiversity. The island offers a wide variety of diving sites, ranging from stunning reefs to historic wrecks.

One of the highlights is the Marine Reserve of the Chinijo Archipelago. It is home to a wide diversity of marine life, including manta rays, sea turtles, moray eels, and a wide variety of tropical fish.

Additionally, Lanzarote has various dive centers that offer services for divers of all levels. They provide guided dives, equipment rental, and diving routes.

Among the most popular dive sites are the Museo Atlántico, a unique underwater museum in Europe that houses submerged sculptures, and the Natural Park of Los Jameos del Agua, known for its impressive volcanic formations and underwater tunnels.

Furthermore, wrecks like the Telamon, a merchant ship sunk in 1981, offer divers the opportunity to explore fascinating historical remains.

The island of La Graciosa also has interesting seabeds to explore. Finally, other areas such as El Golfo, Rubicón, and Los Charcones stand out.