Diving Lanzarote in Puerto Del Carmen and Playa Blanca

Diving in Lanzarote is possible all year round. The Atlantic Ocean offers excellent underwater visibility and a wide variety of marine life. The unique combination of Safari Diving and Dive College Lanzarote allows you to discover the best dive sites in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.

From angel sharks to seahorses

With a beautiful house reef on our doorstep, Safari Diving offers a wide selection of dive sites suitable for all levels. Weekly we visit the famous dive sites such as Cathedral, Blue hole, Red Coral, Playa Chica and the harbour wrecks. There is a huge variety of marine life such as groupers, tuna, barracuda, angel sharks, octopus and rays. You will also find seahorses at various dive sites.

Diving from the beach and by boat

Safari Diving offers both beach and boat dives as well as regular night dives. See our weekly programme.

Discover also the must-see dive sites in Playa Blanca

Thanks to the unique combination with Dive College Lanzarote, our divers can easily visit the must-see dive sites in Playa Blanca, such as Museo Atlántico, Flamingo Wall and Fingers. We can arrange transport and you only must bring your own diving equipment. Tanks, weights, and rental equipment are provided on-site.

Check out our dive sites

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Cathedral

Only a short distance from the beach in front of the dive centre, you will find this spectacular cave at 30 metres of depth. There is a 10-meter wide opening where you can dive into the cave where you are usually welcomed by some large groupers. At the back of the cave, you will find a special rock formation that almost looks like an altar. Outside the cave there are often large shoals of sardines, and you can even see some black coral.

Type of dive: beach
Depth: 30 meters
Level: Advanced
When: Wednesday and Friday at 9:30

The Blue Hole

We follow the reef passing a field of garden eels and gradually go deeper until we can dive through the Blue Hole, a passage in the reef. Light your torch and you will see the beautiful sponges, as well as shrimps and spider crabs. Also, a dive site where we regularly spot large rays and barracuda.

Type of dive: beach
Depth: 30 meters
Level: Advanced
When: Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30

Playa Chica

The house reef of Playa Chica consists of a combination of rock formations and sandy slopes and offers a huge variety of marine life. You can see our famous sea horses and other creatures such as nudibranchs and octopus together with massive shoals of colourful reef fish. On the sandy part you can discover rays and angel sharks. There are several different dives you can do on this reef, and you will always be amazed at the diversity of the marine life on display.

Type of dive: beach
Depth: 10-18 meters
Level: all levels from Scuba Diver
When: most days at 10:15

Harbour wrecks

You will find this unique dive site just outside the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen. Here you can dive among several wrecks. The first wreck, which is at 18 meters of depth, lies around the edge of the reef and it is actually partly built into the harbour wall. Following the reef, you will see the remains of the other wrecks at around 30 meters of depth. Apart from the wrecks, there is always a lot of marine life such as shoals of reef fish, barracuda, rays and angel sharks.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 18-30 meters
Level: all levels from Open water diver
When: Wednesday and Saturday at 14:30

Red Coral

Entering the water right in front of the dive centre, we dive outside the bay and first encounter the small wreck of a fishing boat at around 25 meters of depth. Following the reef, we reach our destination and discover the beautiful red coral hidden in a small opening in the reef. During this dive you can find barracuda chasing shoals of sardines, groupers watching you curiously and if we are lucky maybe even a butterfly ray or angel shark.

Type of dive: beach
Depth: 30 meters
Level: Advanced
When: Monday and Thursday at 09:30

Museo Atlántico in Playa Blanca

Join us on a day of diving in Playa Blanca and visit the unique Museo Atlántico, the underwater sculpture museum! After an extensive briefing to explain the meaning of the different sculptures you will dive among the spectacular statues of artist Jason deCaires Taylor, a must-see dive site. The museum is in a sheltered area at a depth of 12-15 meters and is only accessible by boat.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 12-15 meters
Level: all levels from Scuba Diver
When: Wednesday and Friday at 9:30.

Flamingo Wall in Playa Blanca

This is one of the best dive sites in Playa Blanca and well worth a visit together with the Museo. The dive takes you along a wall full of marine life. You will definitely enjoy diving among the massive shoals of fish that are a specific feature of this dive. Also, there are regular sightings of barracuda, trumpet fish, angel sharks and rays.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 17 meters
Level: all levels from Open water diver
When: Wednesday and Friday at 15:00.

Richie´s Place

Join us on a dive at this special drift dive site and be amazed by the amazing landscape that consists of sandy slopes and rock formations with small caverns as well as an impressive drop off. The abundance of marine life here is stunning. Special feature of the dive is the plaque in honour of Richie, the dive guide that this dive site is named after.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 18-30 meters
Level: from Open water diver
When: Monday at 14:30.

Red Cross

From the anchor line we follow the sand to the drop off and enjoy diving along a colourful wall filled with small caves and crevices. This is the place to look for octopus and nudibranchs. A special feature of this dive site is the beautiful red coral that can be found quite shallow. As we dive deeper, we can have a look in a small cave where we can see some beautiful anemones. A truly amazing dive site!

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 30 meters
Level: Advanced
When: Tuesday at 14:30.

Black Beach

In just a few minutes the boat takes us to this wonderful dive site. As we enter the water, we dive down and follow a gradually descending sandy slope to check out some special rock formations where we will look for moray eels. The dive continues as we follow a beautiful lava reef all the way back to Playa Chica as a drift dive. During the dive you can encounter sea horses, octopus, cuttlefish, spider crabs and lots of different species of reef fish.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 18 meters
Level: from Open water diver
When: Thursday at 14:30.

Punta Tiñosa

This great dive site offers a spectacular reef which you can find just in 3 places around the world for its lava flow field formation. It can be enjoyed by both open water divers as well as advanced divers. After being dropped by the boat we follow the reef either at the top or slightly deeper depending on your level. The subtle drift takes us along this beautifully shaped lava reef so we can enjoy all the wonderful marine life that is on display. The boat follows us and picks us up at the end of the dive.

Type of dive: boat
Depth: 18-30 meters
Level: from Open water diver
When: Friday at 14:30.

Why diving with Safari Diving?

For over 40 years Safari Diving has been situated at the best location in Lanzarote, directly on the beach of Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen. Just a few steps away from the must-see dive sites. We welcome divers from all dive organisations.

The location also makes Safari Diving the perfect place to learn diving. We offer PADI and BSAC diving courses.
Also we offer try dive programs for beginners as well as snorkeling.
Join us and discover the fascinating underwater world in Lanzarote!

  • Dive from the best location directly on the beach of Playa Chica offering direct access to all the most popular dive sites such as Cathedral, Blue Hole and Red Coral.

  • Dives available from shore and boat, guided and self-guided.

  • Easiest way to discover the best dive sites in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, including dive trips to Museo Atlántico.

  • Best offer for dive groups including special group prices, accommodation and airport transfers.

  • Professional, friendly and multilingual team of qualified instructors.

  • Briefings conducted in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, French or Polish.

  • Free transport service to and from your hotel in Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero.

kolio
kolio
2023-06-09
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Excellent diving experience Excellent location . Excellent diving. The staff are friendly, helpful and very professional . Highly Recommended . Kolio
AlvaroUgs
AlvaroUgs
2023-05-14
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Increíble experiencia Me dieron todas las facilidades del mundo para organizar el plan de inmersiones que yo quería. Ver los enormes barcos hundidos del Puerto del Carmen, el Museo del Atlantico en Playa Blanca y una inmersión nocturna que fue una auténtica pasada. Vimos al tiburón ángel (el angelote) cazando, una raya (chucho negro), pulpo, sepias, congrios y hasta un caballito de mar. Si tienen oportunidad no duden en hacerlo. Marcin dijo que veríamos cosas porque tiene mucha suerte, pero nunca imaginé que tanto. Realmente está blessed!!!Muchas gracias al equipo por todo: A Carlos por la confianza y por planificar inmersiones que normalmente no suelen hacer para que yo las viera, a Debora por la logística y por todo. Y a Marcin por los vídeos y por tener tanta suerte. Gracias al resto por la inolvidable experiencia.También por facilitarme el transporte a Playa Blanca para ver el Museo. A Stefano por llevarme y al resto del Staff de Dive College que me atendieron excelentemente.Sin duda volveré a bucear con ellos y lo recomendaré a todo el mundo que visite Lanzarote.Un saludo,Álvaro.
Paul B
Paul B
2023-05-13
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Outstanding dive centre, excellent customer service. We shall return! Another outstanding trip to visit Safari Diving, this time with a new flock of sports diver trainees from North Herts Divers BSAC 0790.As usual the service was 1st class with no two dives ever being the same. Saw a huge baitball of sardines on Friday being hunted down by yellow fin tuna and groupers. David Attenborough eat your heart out!It's great with this place as they let you dive unguided once checkout is completed, this makes it ideal for the UK club diving fraternity. The level of service and friendliness is outstanding. No job too big or too small.
840analauras
840analauras
2023-04-17
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Brutal experiencia Sin duda una experiencia que repetiriamos porque nos encantó el curso, el chico que lo impartía nos lo hizo muy ameno y divertido y creo que es algo que hay que experimentar!
Sara Savadori
Sara Savadori
2023-03-11
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Esperienza stupenda Ho frequentato presso il safari diving il corso open water diving insieme all'istruttrice Debora, è stata un esperienza fantastica, Debora è stata super professionale, molto chiara nella spiegazione di tutti gli esercizi, trasmettendomi sicurezza e fiducia, non è stato semplice per me superare la paura di togliere la maschera sott'acqua ma grazie alla pazienza di Debora che ha creduto in me, ce l'ho fattaa!!! Grazie anche a tutto il team del safari diving per la loro professionalità, simpatia e cordialità nei nostri confronti, sia da parte mia che da parte di Filippo. Ritorneremo sicuramente a trovarvi!
Kevin H
Kevin H
2023-03-11
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Safari diving experience Just finished 9 dives with Safari DivingLocation, is impossible to beat, situated on the glorious Play Chica beach.Fantastic and easy dive sites, with crystal clear water and lots of marine life.The dive crew, and in particular Deborah were willing to help all the time, and pass on their vast experience Will 100% return in the near future again
Elliott D
Elliott D
2023-03-10
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Safari dive centre trip Amazing dive centre with lots of different dive options. Well located directly on the beach plenty of wildlife to see.
ash
ash
2023-03-09
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Amazing dive trip! Amazing dive centre! Plenty of dive sites from the shore or a 5 minute boat dive and lots of wildlife from octopus, cuttlefish and and various fish 🤿 🐟 ⛵
Jenj9753
Jenj9753
2023-02-23
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Wonderful good value snorkel hire in perfect location We were glad to find this great place for some last minute snorkel hire in Lanzarote today! Mask, snorkel, find and wetsuits cost us €26 euros for a days hire which was half the price we were quoted elsewhere nearby. Safari diving is right on Playa Chica which was amazingly sheltered and full of beautiful fish. There was place to leave our things and toilets nearby for changing. Really friendly helpful staff too. Many thanks!
Culture615228
Culture615228
2023-01-13
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Immersione con Deborah Ho fatto la prima immersione della mia vita al Safari Diving di Lanzarote con Deborah. È stata molto paziente e mi ha trasmesso fiducia. Delicata e competente, la raccomando caldamente !