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Diving in the Canary Islands

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The Canaries have volcanic underwater caves, caverns and tunnels, home to octopi, sponges and anemones. Stingrays and eagle rays are abundant at Los Chuchos and Stingray Village as are tuna and barracuda. There is also a chance of seeing Bottle Nosed Dolphins, Loggerhead Turtles, Cuttlefish, Puffer Fish and seahorses.

Lanzarote has several interesting dive sites because of its thick blanket of black lava, and the shipwreck yard at Los Erizos has eight wrecks and is good for intermediate to advanced divers.

The ocean floor around the islands is sandy but there are several steep volcanic rock walls and solidified lave flows have created an interesting and varied environment. There is also a popular night dive spot in the area which has an eerie abundance of green phosphorescence.

The water here is mild so you can dive all year round.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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