Beaches to dive in Lanzarote for the first time

In addition to volcanoes, traditional villages, observatories, and other marvellous landscapes, Lanzarote is known for its marvellous beaches for scuba diving.

Beginners or even more advanced divers will be in better hands, when resorting to a Lanzarote diving centre. There, they will get the safest and most wonderful learning experience.

Furthermore, to ensure the best possible diving trips, we will guide you through the greatest beaches in Lanzarote.

Best beaches in Lanzarote

La Graciosa

La Graciosa is an island situated in the northwest of Lanzarote which belongs to the Chinijo archipelago of the Canary Islands. It is famous for having the largest marine reserve in Europe.

There are several beaches to visit in La Graciosa, such as Las Conchas beach, Playa Francesa, Playa Cocina, Playa Lambra, Los Arcos and finally Pedro Barba. All of them are more beautiful than the other, and perfect for snorkelling.

Papagayo Beach

Papagayo Beach has been voted as the best beach in Spain. It is located in the south of Lanzarote, and is in an extremely beautiful unspoilt environment protected by the Natural Park of Los Ajaches.

Its views lead to the neighbouring island of Lobos and Fuerteventura. It stands out for its fine golden sand and high quality waters, which are so clear that they sometimes take on a very intense emerald colour: they are unworthy of envy to Caribbean beaches. It is undoubtedly a perfect place for snorkelling on your own or with a diving school.

Chica Beach

This beach is located in the area of Puerto del Carmen. Watching the sunset on this beach is a gift from nature. Moreover, this wonderful beach is ideal for watching the fish.

Chica Beach is located to the west of Playa Grande and has very clear and calm waters, perfect for snorkelling!

Caleton Blanco Beach

Caleton Blanco is a beach of lava rocks and white sand. It is an ideal place for spending the day with children due to its calm waters.

However, it is best to wear water shoes to access it because there are quite a lot of rocks and you can get hurt. But at the same time, these rocks are what the fish use as hiding places. That is why it is the ideal place for snorkelling, as you will be able to see all the fish hidden in this bay.

Snorkelling conditions

Fortunately, it is possible to snorkel in Lanzarote all year round, although from December to April the water temperature is 18 degrees Celsius, which some people find too cold. A disadvantage that only a wetsuit can solve.

From May onwards, temperatures rise and the water starts to get warmer until August and October reaching 25 degrees Celsius. Besides, we all know that the temperature in the Canary Islands is good almost all year round, ranging between 20 and 30 degrees during these months.

In winter, things change a bit, and we get down to 12 degrees. Nevertheless, many people decide to snorkel because the underwater visibility is spectacular. There is a lot to see when snorkelling, from fish and seahorses to octopus, slugs and crabs amongst others. Don’t think twice! Visit Lanzarote for your first snorkelling experience.


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