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Under Water Adventures: Exploring the Marine Life of the Canaries

Looking for a true diving paradise, head to the Canaries. With an incredible array of wildlife inhabiting the waters, it is no wonder that there is a plethora of dive schools and incredible dive sites. Book with Prestige Holidays and look forward to a fabulous diving holiday in the Canaries.

Top Dive Sites in Tenerife and Lanzarote


Veril de Playa Chica is the go to dive site on the island of Lanzarote. Close to the resort of Puerto del Carmen, the underwater area boasts plenty of varied features. Under the crystal clear waters, caves, hollows and rocks are home to Black Coral, Angel Sharks, Groupers and Sea Sponges among many others.

We recommend this place in particular because of its suitability to all levels of diver. Experts can explore the wildlife that lives around the wreck and maybe even meet Félix, the famous Grouper. You might also see Bream, Grunt Fish and Shrimp if you are experienced enough to dive down to 45 meters.

Beginners will grow in confidence in the calm waters and gentle sloping banks that are home to coral, angelfish and lots more. There is even lots to see for the keen snorkelers.

A day’s outing to La Burrera is also definitely worth considering. One of the best dive sites on Lanzarote, this spot is perfect for the more accomplished diver who is interested in the marine life. Greeted by an incredible underwater landscape, your dive here will be one to remember.

La Isla Y El Mar

For the perfect combination of laidback luxury and high-class facilities, La Isla Y El Mar is our top choice of accommodation, perfectly situated for the Playa Chica dive site. Modern, spacious suites boast private balcony or terrace and all of the extras you would expect from a five star establishments. The Wellness and Beauty centre are a real treat when you get back from a long day diving.


Tenerife is a wonderful destination if you want to don the flippers and explore the wildlife underwater. The Costa Adeje is one of the more up-market Tenerife resorts and close to El Puertito de Armeñime, a quiet bay well known for its frequent turtle visitors. Within easy reach of the main south western Tenerife resorts, this bay is a stunning place to spend time with these incredible creatures.

Montaña Amarilla is an interesting part of the island with a landscape created by volcanic activity. Under the water, the reef is home to seahorses, glass eye fish, sunfish, dolphins and Manta rays. Less experienced divers staying closer to the shallower waters can look forward to seeing garden eels, angler fish and flounder.

Close to the town of the Tenerife resort of Las Galletas, this dive site offers an underwater experience to remember.

Iberostar Anthelia

A stunning hotel, the Iberostar Anthelia boasts a fabulous location right on the waterfront in Costa Adeje. Recently renovated rooms feature all the mod cons and are bright and airy. The grounds are expansive, and the pools, wellness centre and numerous restaurants are all of top class quality.

Let Us Craft Your Perfect Holiday Experience

If Lanzarote or Tenerife resorts are sounding ever more appealing, especially now you know more about the underwater wildlife, contact our expert advisors at Prestige Holidays. On hand to guide you towards the perfect resort and an itinerary to suit your requirements, our team have all the inside knowledge you need to create another memorable holiday. 

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