Aquanauts Dive Centre, Gran Canaria:
We are a PADI dive centre and diving school based in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. We are a family run divecentre with our feet in the sea, our private terrace with direct access to the sea is a wonderful place to take your first underwater breaths, and a great place for non divers to relax too. We offer diving for all levels of experience. Beginners can take your first underwater breaths or get qualified to dive with the PADI open water course. For the experienced divers we offer daily dive trips in the islands clear, rich waters where you can see everything from sea-horses to manta rays.
Courses / Programs:
We offer all PADI courses. Half day Discover scuba diving courses, two day Scuba Diver certificate and the four day Open Water course. All courses are taught in our private channel, with the last day of diving for the open water course at the National Marine Reserve at Arinaga. Courses for experienced divers as well as professional development courses.
Learn to dive with us and receive 10% discount on all subsequent dives. 10% off a six dive package, 15% off a ten dive package, Group discounts apply.
Dive sites of Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria has many beautiful sites where you can discover the diverse marine life of the island.
JB's channel, Puerto Rico
Walk down our terrace steps and into the sea. JB's channel is a protected channel on the side of Puerto Rico beach. On the outside of the channel is a rock reef that runs along the sea wall. Depth from 2 to 12 metres.
This is where you can take an introductory dive or refresh your skills after a break from diving. The channel is teeming with small fish, damselfish, wrasse, bream and mullet. The reef has lots of small holes where you can search for octopus and cuttlefish.
Around the next bay from Aquanauts is Amadores beach. You can explore the sea wall and break waters which are home to many damselfish, mullet and bream. If you are lucky you may see a ray or angel shark in the sand on the outside of the break water. An ideal beginner or refresher dive. 2 - 12 metres.
Marine Reserve "El Cabron" at Arinaga
Possibly one of the best dives in the Atlantic. A government protected area accessible from shore, where you will enjoy all the species the Canary Islands has to offer. This is a large reef with several entry and exit points, caves and swim throughs as well as the abundant sea life.
A must see for all levels of divers. 5 - 30 metres
Sardina – summer only
Sardina is a small village in the north of the island where the manta rays can be found from July to September. The dive also has a nice reef with canyons and caves teeming with life. Experienced divers only. 22 metres.
Pasito Blanco and Arguiniguin Reefs
Two large reefs with shoals of yellow snappers and barracuda. Rays can be found in the sand and look out for the giant puffer fish. 14 – 20 metres.
Dive two wrecks in one dive. The wrecks are 30 metres long with trumpet fish, groupers, rays and a small shoal of yellow snappers. Watch out for the yellow submarine that also visits the wrecks. 16 to 19 metres.
Abundant sea life in a small area. This artificial reef is a successful university programme to enhance the diving possibilities on the island. There are large schools of barracuda and yellow snappers, lots of moray eels and sting-rays. Angel shark can also be spotted. 22 metres.
A small wreck of a hydrofoil lying at 16 metres on a sandy sea bed. The wreck is complete and can be explored inside and out. You can see yellow snappers inside and outside the wreck as well as rays sheltering underneath.
Balito Reef and Bahia Blanca Reef
Two small reefs between 6 and 16 metres, great for beginner divers. Both these reefs have plenty of sea life with trumpet fish, yellow snappers, octopus and moray eels.
Las Palmas wrecks and Cathedral Cave
In Las Palmas you can choose from several large wrecks, including the 100 m wreck of the Kalais and the breathtaking Cathedral Cave. All dives between 20 and 30 m.