Lanzarote North diving area
Charco de Palo
This dive is a good choice when rough seas come from the southwest or sea calm. Its noted for its purely volcanic rocky landscape, sauteed with white sand. Here there is an excellent representation of many "Canarian" ecosystems in a very small space. At the top, the rocky bottom is covered with a colorful blanket of algae, below 10 m the Diadema sea urchin has generated extensive blanquizal and the rock, before disappearing into the sand fields, often form cliffs and caves. Below 40-50 m grow black coral forests only accessible to the trained divers.
The elevator and Puerto Moro
The spectacular volcanic island offers a completely different sculptural landscape in this dive and presents a magnificent volcanic tube that can make you travel like if we were in an elevator. This large cave has many light holes that create a unique atmosphere. Around this area there are other points of interest worth visiting, as it is the case for the "Baby Elevator" or Puerto Moro, characterized by a volcanic landscape with cavities, tunnels and large arches.
Veril Costa Teguise
Like all the in the bottom contous in the Canaries, the Great Wall of Costa Teguise has the power to attract and concentrate life. This happens in its nearly two miles wide, with variety of corners and points of interest. It is very appreciated by the local divers. Among the caves, ledges and hollows, you can find all kinds of species, from orange corals, pejeperros, abbots or roosters; In addition, throughout the route we will be accompanied closely by bream and curious pejeverdes.
La Playa del Jablillo is an artificial sheltered bay offering safe and calm waters, ideal for beginners both snorkelers and scuba divers. The marine life is varied and abundant as in this redoubt there is shelter for some species like: bream groups , sea breams, galanas, typical Fulani, exotic and colorful pejeverdes and crab spiders, tapaculos and even mutts.
The first name of this ship was Temple Hall, to be renamed years later by a Greek shipping company as Telamon, in honor to one of the Argonauts that sailed with Jason in the Greek seas in search for glory and adventure. With this name he was aground in 1981 while carrying a valuable cargo of timber from Ivory Coast. A hole in the hull forced the ship to approximate to the coast and never could sail the seas again. Today is sectioned in half with the stern of the boat sticking very close to the shore, forming a picturesque scene.
The name of this fishing boat gives a good hint about the original heading that was planned for her, the African coast. With the ending of the fishing agreement between Spain and Morocco, and after losing the possibility to continue fishing in the Canary-Saharan bank, many ships were sunk in Lanzarote. This is one of them, but did not reach the great depths for where she was planned to go. A failure in the boat made them bring her closer to shore ending up at the reach of divers. It is an old seiner about 35 m in length, and it rests today in excellent condition, at the foot of the reef, lying and showing his great propeller about 32 m deep.
The capital of Lanzarote has a very attractive coastline, equipped with numerous bridges and footbridges that cross its extensive reef. This rocky barrier, once very dangerous for navigation, is now the shelter of a city that bears his name, Arrecife. It is a unique space in the Canaries both for its landscape and for the life that inhabits it. The Marina hides species not found elsewhere in the archipelago, such as a marine plant known as "Zostera noltii" and many invertebrates, so this environment is of extreme biological and scientific importance.