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Lanzarote - Costa Teguise, Canary Islands

Scuba diving holidays to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands with Sportif Dive offers a diving holiday filled with interesting dive sites, making each dive into an exciting experience for all levels of diver. This is an ideal location for budget conscious divers wanting shore and boat diving, taking a learn to dive, advanced or underwater photography course. This beautiful, volcanic island has interesting lunar-type landscapes and strange rock formations. Protected by UNESCO, it is a World Biosphere Reserve for its careful tourist development whilst conserving the islands natural environment.

Lanzarote offers a variety of shore and boat diving sites suitable for all levels of divers from novice to advanced divers. Playa Jablillo is a perfect dive location for beginners. It is a small bay close to open sea where you an spot groups of salema, bream, seabream, ordinary damselfish, exotic and brightly colored ornate wrasse, spider crab and wide-eyed flounders. Access is from the beach and crossing the bay from one side to the other. The maximum depth is 3 meters, ideal for confined water dives. With the clear Atlantic waters around the island, calm conditions and variety of underwater topography, Lanzarote offers excellent opportunities for learning or developing your diving skills. For advanced divers there are a variety of reef, cave and wreck sites such as Cota Teguise Wreck, a tuna fishing boat sank at 30 meters. Here you likely to see all kind of pelagic fish such as barracude, large groupers, amberjacks and jacks, groopers and moray eels. Other marine life include angel shark, torpedo rays, moray eel, hunting jacks, seahorse, cuttlefish, octopus, scorpionfish and colourful nudibranchs. Ideal for practising your underwater photography. 

Culture and Activities
Lanzarote offers a great holiday environment with the unique volcanic landscapes of the Fire Mountains, the wine area of La Geria or beautiful sand beach of Famara. Costa Teguise itself is a fully developed but not overly large holiday resort. In addition to scuba diving, there are many other activies on offer including windsurfing, surfing, mountain biking, cycling with tours and excursions on offer. Also trekking, golf and parasailing. There is a water park in Costa Teguise you can walk to. For apres dive, there is a wide choice of  bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, busy nightlife and within a short walk from your accommodation. Alternatively, you can hire a car and explore this picturesque island with whitewashed houses with green shutters and art and crafts sold all over the island.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving






Best Time: Year Round

Average Air temps: 15-35°C

Average Water temps: 15-25°C

Visibility: 5-30m

Top Dive Sites: Playa Jablillo, Cota Teguise Wreck, Costa Teguise Reef and Native Reef. More >

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Great Reasons to Dive in Lanzarote - Canary Islands

  • Choice of shore & boat diving.
  • Several wrecks to explore.
  • Ideal for underwater   photographers.
  • Beginner, Advanced and PADI Specialist Dive courses.
  • Learn Underwater photography courses.  More >

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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