Recent Conditions for divers in Arinaga

This page will give you information from the last time we dived in Arinaga. We update it every time we dive so that it gives you information to use to plan your dives in the El Cabrón Marine Reserve. The information is generalised, so while conditions may be 'poor' in one area they may still be good in other areas. We don't dive on Sundays, and we run excursions to other parts of the island, when the status will show 'did not dive'

Last Update

Conditions Water temp Highlights and Special Sightings
12/5/2022 Excellent 18C Angel Shark, Butterfly Ray, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, Guelly Jack, Nudibrachs, Round Ray, Sea Hare, Seahorse, Striped Grunts, Golden Sponge Snail
Buceo Gran Canaria - Estupeno 18C Angelote, Mantelina, Chucho comun, Mero, Jurel, Caracol de Mar, Chucho negro, Vaca de mar, Caballito de mar, Burrito Listado, Tilodina
Tauchen info über Gran Canaria Fantastisch 18C Engel Hai, Schmetterlingsrochen, Peitschenrochen, Reisen-Zackenbarsch, Stachelmakrele, Nachtschnecke, Runder Stechrochen, Geringelter Seehase, Kurzschnauziges Seepferdchen, Achtstreifengrunzer, Goldschwammschecke

Recent Highlights and Special Sightings

14/5/2022 Diving Gran Canaria Spiny Pufferfish (Chilomycterus espinoso)
Buceo Gran Canaria Tamboril espinoso
Tauchen info über Gran Canaria Gepunkteter Igelfisch
Latest special diving highlights and sightings
                          in the El Cabrón marine reserve in Gran Canaria are
                          updated every day
First Triggerfish of the year !

Check out the log of recent highlights and special sightings and conditions to see what the instructors from our diving centre have shown our guests in Gran Canaria recently, or use one of the historical files to see how the weather is at any time of the year.

2014 Jan-December 2014
2013 Jan-December 2013
2012 Jan-December 2012
2011 Jan-December 2011
2010 Jan-December 2010 July-December 2010
2009 January-June 2009 July-December 2009
2008 January-June 2008 July-December 2008
2007 October-Dec 2007
Buceo Gran Canaria Condiciones en Español Tauchen info über Gran Canaria Liste von neusten Sichtungen

Examples of different conditions

Poor Below Normal Normal Above Normal Excellent
Dive gran canaria - poor conditions Dive gran canaria - conditions below normal Dive gran canaria - normal conditions Dive gran canaria - above normal conditions Dive gran canaria - excellent conditions
Winds force 5+
Strong waves >2m
strong current or wash
viz under 5m
Winds force 4-6
Noticeable waves >1.5m
moderate current
viz 4-7m
Winds force 3-4
Weak waves <1.5m
little current
viz 7-10m
Winds force 2-3
Low waves <1m
little current
viz 10-15m
Little wind
No Groundswell
No waves
viz 15m+

Divers Weather Forecast

Here is a 72-hour forecast for the Arinaga and El Cabrón Marine Reserve area of Gran Canaria (Arinaga sits between Vargas and Pozo Izquierdo).

KEY: The star rating is for SURFERS, so the fewer stars, generally the better conditions become for diving.

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