Dive Sites, Lanzarote

Diver surrounded by salema Giant stride in at Playa Chica Group diving with Island Watersports Lanzarote

Lanzarote Dive Sites

Lanzarote has many amazing dive sites full of marine life, unique volcanic topography, caverns and wrecks to be experienced and explored.

Favourites include the Harbour Wrecks, the Blue Hole and the unique underwater museum, steeped in art, culture and marine life. Which is the best dive site? You'll have to dive them and make up your own mind.

Information on these dives sites and more will be added to this page so please keep revisiting this page; thanks.

The harbour wrecks The Blue Hole

The Harbour Wrecks

Suitable for open water divers to deep, twinset and CRR divers too. This dive has something for every diver from exploring up to 6 old harbour wrecks to the marine life living in and around the wrecks. The marine life is varied and plenty full, take the time to peer in, around and under the wreckages and out into the blue too.

The Blue Hole

Suitable for advanced adventure divers, this wonderful swim through is one of the most popular dive sites. Take the time to explore the shelves, nooks and crannies on the way through as you may spot nudibranchs, hermit crabs and for the really eagled eye, candy striped flat worms.

Diver level:Open Water Diver
Max depth:12-40m
Dive type:Boat Dive
Diver level:Advanced Adventure Diver
Max depth:20-30m
Dive type:Shore / Boat Dive

There is always the chance seeing rays passing by in blue or Angel Sharks skimming along the reef. Jutting our from the harbour wall and on top of the reef is the shallowest wreck; perfect for your safety stop and who knows you might see a trumpet fish weaving its way around the rocks and down the harbour wall. An awesome boat dive and a firm favourite.

Enjoy the amazing blue of the Atlantic Ocean shining thru the Blue Hole and the view out into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Who knows what you might see passing by and you may even be the lucky one to meet a giant Atlantic Sting Ray as you make your way through the Blue Hole.


The Cathedral Richies Place

The Cathedral

Suitable for advanced adventure divers, this shore dive from Playa Chica encompasses all the grandeur of a huge arching Cathedral amidst the stunning Atlantic blue. Check out the over hangs for shrimps, slipper lobster and crabs and don't forget to view the stunning coral on the way up and out.

Richies Place

Suitable for advanced adventure divers, this wonderful reef wall dive is another popular boat dive. Dropping down on to the top of the reef we then make our way to the reef wall and the drop off. Enjoy exploring the impressive overhanging wall and its cavern. Oh and don't forget to keep one eye out on the blue.

Diver level:Advanced Adventure Diver
Max depth:20-30m
Dive type:Shore / Boat Dive
Diver level:Advanced Adventure Diver
Max depth:20-30m
Dive type:Shore / Boat Dive

The Orange Coral Reef The Tuna Wrecks

The Orange Coral Reef

Suitable for advanced adventure divers, the begining of the reef is marked by a small wreck at around 23m. Following the reef wall you'll exploring the nooks and crannies along the way and there is a geocache plaque to be spotted. As the dive site name suggests there is some wonderful orange coral to be found nestled in their alcoves along the reef wall. Usually found at much deeper technical depths the orange coral is a delight for recreational divers espciallly when out feeding.

The Tuna Wrecks

Suitable for advanced adventure divers, this popular boat dive takes you to the three sunken tuna fishing vessels. Spaced out on the top of the reef you venture from 1 to the next and time permitting to the third and final wreck before ascending for the safety stop. You never know you may see a few passing tuna fish.

Diver level:Advanced Adventure Diver
Max depth:20-30m
Dive type:Boat Dive
Diver level:Advanced Adventure Diver
Max depth:20-30m
Dive type:Boat Dive

The Underwater Museum, Playa Blanca Lanzarote Dive Sites Las Coloradas, Playa Blanca Lanzarote

The Underwater Museum

Suitable for open water divers upwards, this unique Playa Blanca boat dive, is full of culture, heritage and social meaning and not forgetting to mention the marine life, the chance to take a selfie and it even has it's very own "swim& thru as you cross the Rubicon.

Las Coloradas

Suitable for open water divers, this Playa Blanca boat dive, is full of marine life. There are shaols of breem, and sardine, the chance of tuna, rays and Angel Sharks too. There are some sparkly corals hiding in the swim thru and an amazing fish bowl to behold.

Diver level:Ocean Diver
Max depth:12-14m
Dive type:Boat Dive
Diver level:Ocean Diver
Max depth:16m
Dive type:Boat Dive

Dive Site Rabat Wreck Lanzarote

Other dives sites

Black Beach - our wonderful house reef great for try dives, training dives and it's a great dive for divers of all levels.

Waikiki - a boat dive on a reef wall with the chance of rays and sharks suitable for advanced adventure divers.

The Rabat Wreck - sunk in 30+ metres at a time when fishing rights were in Saharan waters were in dispute the Rabat is a boat dive for Deep Divers and technical divers.



























Lanzarote Dive Site Guide

Which is your favourite?


At a glance...

Boat dives

- Harbour Wrecks
- Richies Place
- Waikiki
- Atlantic Underwater Museum
- Los Coloradas



At a glance...

25-35m dives

- Blue Hole
- The Cathedral
- Harbour Wrecks
- Richies Place
- Waikiki



At a glance...

10-20m dives

- Black Beach
- Harbour Wrecks
- Los Coloradas
- Atlantic Underwater Museum