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Information about Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is not a place you would first think about if you were going on a Scuba diving holiday, but you will be shocked at the amount of marine life here. Every dive you will see something special and something new!!

In Gran Canaria the winds, tides and its geographical location being on the 28th meridian, just 60 sea miles from the African coast are what determine the climate.

The island is divided into the northwest and the southeast, which are two large areas different in their climate and landscape. The Canarians call this the geographical North and South. Each of the areas offers a large number of different microclimates and a great variety of natural landscapes. This is one of the main appeals of Gran Canaria.

On the same day there could be sunshine and temperatures of 36 degrees on the south coast, whilst in the mountains there can be snow!!

The microclimates in the south of the island, especially in the area between Arguineguín and Mogán are characterized by temperatures of 36 degrees with a nice and refreshing breeze during the summers due to the trade winds. Then in the winter it is affected by the Atlantic cyclones which give it a pleasant spring-like temperature of 24 degrees. These constant temperatures give an ideal level of humidity and the very few days of rain.

This makes the climate very unique and like a paradise!!

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The area between Arguineguín and Mogán is known to have one of the healthiest microclimates in the world, relieving respiratory diseases such as asthma or allergies, rheumatism, etc.

According to a study entitled "Pleasant Weather ratings" by Thomas Whitmore (manager of the climatology research department at the University of Syracusa) and published by Consumer Travel Productions in 1996, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the city with the best climate in the world. This study analyzed the annual climate variations of 600 cities from all over the world, selected because of their popularity as tourist destinations.

Diving Gran Canaria Information

Scuba Diving is a fantastic way for the whole family to explore the amazing marine life that our oceans have to offer. You have travelled to a small Island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean which is packed full of some of the greatest marine life on the planet, so why let your adventure stop on dry land!!

For so many people the water's edge is the limit, for scuba divers and snorkelers it's just the beginning, the world that lies beneath is truly amazing!! Whilst you are diving under the waves you will explore the underwater world and discover the rich marine life that can be found there. You will always be making exciting new discoveries which will fascinate you and your friends!!

The water temperature is around 22-24 degrees nearly all year round with very clear waters, giving perfect visibility and the perfect conditions for scuba diving. There are some great scuba dives in the South of the island including wrecks, reefs wall and caves. In the East there is El Cabron at the village of Arinaga, which is one of only three Marine Reserves in the Canary Islands. The North also has lots of wreck and reefs to offer all levels of divers, including Manta Rays in the months of September through to November. For more information on our dive sites please check out our dive sites information page.

Marine life you will see when you are scuba diving includes Angel Sharks, Logger Head Turtles, Common Rays, Bull Rays, Sting Rays, Manta Rays, Bottle Nose Dolphin, Common Dolphins, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Morays, Barracuda, Trumpet Fish, Parrot fish, Groupers, Puffers, Sea Horses and many more...

Gran Canaria is very easy to get to with flights most days from the U. K and other European countries. Flight time is only 4 hours so you're not losing half your holiday travelling.

There are also lots of other things to do in Gran Canaria from the water parks, jeep safaris, sky diving, go karting, wild west show towns, zoo's with amazing bird shows, rain forests in the north, sand dunes in the south, festivals, beautiful beaches, but you can still find somewhere to relax and catch the all year round sunshine if that's what you prefer. We can help you book any other excursion you would like to make whilst you are here in Gran Canaria.

For more information please Contact us.

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