Diving from Puerto Rico and Mogan, Gran Canaria

The sandy beach of Puerto Rico is a great place for the family and sunbathing

We frequently get asked about the diving or snorkelling in the sea next to Puerto Rico or the adjoining resorts of Arguineguin, Patalavaca, Anfi del Mar, Amadores and Taurito in Gran Canaria, and whether we collect customers from these resorts. The answer is YES, of course we can collect you from these resorts to bring you to the Marine Reserve at El Cabrón to experience one of the richest marine ecosystems in the Canaries. There are also three or four dives on the West Coast of Gran Canaria which are worth doing, and by using our West Coast partner we can offer excursions to these dive sites as well.

Puerto Rico is best known for the beaches and it's high temperatures - It is invariably the hottest place on the Island and so a popular destination for sun worshipers. Many tour operators offer special deals all year round to fill the hotels which line the sides of the small valley and keep a lively family atmosphere going in the main commercial centre every evening.

The three best dives on the west coast of Gran Canaria are accessed by boat

In terms of diving, the local diving guidebook "Descubre Gran Canaria Bajo el Mar"(Discover Gran Canaria under the sea) recommends three main dive sites which can usually be combined into a couple of days of diving on the West Coast; Pasito Blanco Real and Artificial Reefs, and the Mogan Wrecks. All of these are offshore dives which require a boat transfer to reach them. These three dives usually have plenty of marine life, although rarely the huge variety of species that you can encounter in the Marine Reserve at Arinaga, or at Sardina in the North of the Island.

The large shoal of barracudas patrols over the artificial reef
Artificial Reef
The wreck of a small fishing boat lies in 18m of water outside Mogan harbour
Cermona II - Mogan

But If you want to do several days of good diving there is no need to worry. It only takes just over thirty minutes to get to the marine reserve at El Cabrón near Arinaga on the East Coast. This is recommended by all the locals as the best place to dive in Gran Canaria. The local diving guidebook "Descubre Gran Canaria Bajo el Mar"(Discover Gran Canaria under the sea) says "Without doubt, one of the best diving spots in Gran Canaria". There is plenty of diving, there is one of the best mixes of marine life on the island, and you can dive over ten different routes in the reserve. The area was featured in the January 2008 edition of 'BSAC Dive' magazine. If you are staying in Puerto Rico or on the west coast then the place to do some great diving is in the Marine Reserve at Arinaga.

The El Cabrón area is famous because the volcanic reef has arches, caves, cliffs and with these varied habitats it is a marine-life hotspot where you can see almost the whole catalog of marine species from tiny seahorses to angel sharks and butterfly rays. The main advantages of diving in the El Cabrón Marine Reserve are:-

5-star PADI Course Gran Canaria 5 stars - "Relaxed and rewarding day of diving"

A very relaxing yet rewarding day of diving with my two sons. We were picked up from our stay on the agreed time (no waiting), with a swift transfer to the diving center. Nice garden like diving center facilties, with an instructor speaking dutch (our native language) as a bonus. The Cabron area is excellent for diving; lots of sea-life, two sightings of angel shark, and a trumpet fish. Thanks again for the memorable day!

2016-05-07 Published by Tripadvisor.co.uk

Marine life in the El Cabrón Marine Reserve

This common stingray can be found at several places in the reserve
Triggerfish are often found at Punta de la Sal in Gran Canarias Marine Reserve
Swim in big clouds of damselfish in the El cabrón Marine Reserve
A nudibrach grazes on the vegetation on the table top

PADI Courses in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria

If you want to take a PADI Course while you are in Puerto Rico, this can also be arranged. We have arranged many courses in the past from PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water, through to speciality courses on Nitrox or Digital Underwater Photography. We are the only PADI 5-Star Dive Centre on the east coast of Gran Canaria that can offer PADI courses in English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish, and we have been approved by the Canarian Government to offer both diver training and excursions.

We offer a free collection service for divers from Puerto Rico every day, so that they can come here in our air conditioned mini-bus and enjoy the best diving in Gran Canaria, and be back with their family in Puerto Rico, Taurito, Anfi del Mar or Amadores in time for afternoon tea.

We collect you from your hotel for scuba diving in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria, a short ride will take you to some excellent diving

In summary, if you are coming here with a family then Puerto Rico is a great base from which to explore Gran Canaria. There are plenty of things to do and see in Puerto Rico including a water park, the beach area, horse riding, jeep safaris, sky-diving and plenty of Whale and Dolphin trips (to name just a few). From here it is a short journey to the El Cabrón marine reserve where our expert instructors can take you on some top diving experiences.

If you want any further information please use our contact form and ask us about diving in Puerto Rico.

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Main Hotels, Bungalows and Apartments in Puerto Rico and Normal Collection Times

We collect you from these main Hotels and Apartments on a regular basis, plus many more smaller apartments.
Hotel Name Collection Time
Altamar 08:35-08:50
Altamadores 08:35-08:50
Anfi del Mar 08:30-08:40
Aguila Beach Park 08:35-08:50
Balcon de Amadores 08:35-08:50
Boston 08:35-08:50
Babalu 08:35-08:50
Canaima 08:35-08:50
Cala D'Or 08:35-08:50
Cala Nova 08:35-08:50
Casablanca 08:35-08:50
Castillo del Sol 08:35-08:50
ColinaMar 08:35-08:50
Cumana 08:35-08:50
Dorado Beach in Arguineguin 08:35-08:50
Eden Apartments 08:35-08:50
Gloria Palace Amadores 08:35-08:50
Gloria Palace Royal 08:35-08:50
Guanabara Park 08:35-08:50
Heliomar 08:35-08:50
Ipanema Park 08:35-08:50
Marina Suites 08:35-08:50
Mirador Atlantico 08:35-08:50
Montebello 08:35-08:50
Monte Paraiso 08:35-08:50
Morasol Suites 08:35-08:50
Nido del Aquila 08:35-08:50
Niza 08:35-08:50
Puerto Plata 08:35-08:50
Puerto Azul 08:35-08:50
RIU Vistamar 08:35-08:50
Riviera Marina 08:35-08:50
Riosol 08:35-08:50
Sol y Paz 08:35-08:50
Solana 08:35-08:50
Sunwing (Arguineguin) 08:55-09:05
Terrazamar 08:35-08:50
Vistamar Apartments 08:35-08:50

Main Hotels, Bungalows and Apartments in Taurito and Normal Collection Times

Hotel Name Collection Time
Lago Taurito 08:30-08:40
Taurito Princess 08:30-08:40
Mogan Princess 08:30-08:40
Paradise Taurito Valle 08:30-08:40

If your Hotel or apartment is not listed above, please contact us and we will confirm a normal collection time.
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