Water Temperature and Diving Conditions Log
- July 2009 to December 2009

Here is our diving centre's log of the conditions and special sightings for diving in Arinaga, Gran Canaria. As we dive different parts of the reserve every day we only visit some locations (such as the seahorses) once a week.

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

Date Conditions Temp Sightings
31/12/2009 Above Normal 21C Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Stargazer
30/12/2009 Excellent 21C Angel Sharks, Common Stingray
29/12/2009 Excellent 21C Angel Shark
29/12/2009 Excellent 21C Angel Shark
28/12/2009 Excellent 21C Common Stingray, Tiger Moray
27/12/2009 Above Normal 21C
24/12/2009 Below Normal 21C
23/12/2009 Below Normal 21C
23/12/2009 Poor 21C
22/12/2009 Below Normal 21C
21/12/2009 Poor 21C
20/12/2009 Did not dive 21C Sunday (Day off)
19/12/2009 Above Normal 21C Common Stingray
18/12/2009 Excellent 22C 3 Angel Shark, Tiger Moray
16/12/2009 Above Normal 22C Barred Hogfish, Round Ray
16/12/2009 Normal 22C 3 Angel Shark, Round Ray, Tiger Moray
15/12/2009 Excellent 22C 3 Angel Shark, Round Ray, Tiger Moray
15/12/2009 Excellent 22C 5 Angel Sharks
14/12/2009 Excellent 22C 3 Angel Sharks, Common Stingray
14/12/2009 Excellent 22C 3 Angel Sharks, Common Stingray
13/12/2009 Did not dive 22C Sunday (Day off)
12/12/2009 Excellent 22C Angel Shark, Forkbeard, Stargazer
11/12/2009 Excellent 22C Angel Shark, Cape Lobster, Dusky Grouper, medregal
10/12/2009 Excellent 22C Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, cuttlefish having sex!
9/12/2009 Excellent 22C Dusky Grouper, Shi Drum, Spiny Pufferfish (Spotted Burrfish), Stargazer, Tiger Moray
8/12/2009 Excellent 22C Angel Shark, Seahorse
7/12/2009 Excellent 22C Common Stingray, Round Ray, The Christmas Tree has arrived!
6/12/2009 Excellent 22C 2 Angel Shark, Spiny Pufferfish (Spotted Burrfish)
5/12/2009 Above Normal 22C Angel Shark(40 cm), Shi Drum, Tritons Trumpet
4/12/2009 Normal 22C
3/12/2009 Below Normal 22C Common Stingray, Garfish
2/12/2009 Normal 22C Round Ray
1/12/2009 Normal 22C Brown Moray, Forkbeard, Really big Round Ray
30/11/2009 Above Normal 22C Brown Moray, Forkbeard, Really big Round Ray
30/11/2009 Above Normal 22C Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Garfish, Round Ray, Stargazer
29/12/2009 Did not dive 23C Sunday (Day off)
28/12/2009 Did not dive 23C
27/11/2009 Normal 23C Canarian Lobsterette, Common Stingray, Derbio, Spiny Pufferfish (Spotted Burrfish)
26/11/2009 Normal 23C Brown Moray, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, Forkbeard, Shi Drum, Spiny Pufferfish (Spotted Burrfish)
25/11/2009 Normal 23C 2 Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Round Ray, Stargazer, Tiger Moray
24/11/2009 Normal 23C 2 Angel Shark, Round Ray, Tiger Moray
23/11/2009 Below Normal 23C Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Stargazer
22/11/2009 Did not dive 23C
21/11/2009 Excellent 23C Angel Shark swimming!, Brown Moray, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, Round Ray. Dotted Moray that attacked my camera!
20/11/2009 Above Normal 23C Additional note: Andy watched a Common Stingray giving birth! Later on, 2 baby stingrays were still swimming around the birthing pit.
20/11/2009 Above Normal 23C 5 Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Forkbeard, Round Ray, White-spotted octopus
19/11/2009 Excellent 23C day:Common Stingray, Round Ray, Night: Common Stingray, Round Ray, 3 Angel Shark, Bandtooth Congor, Canarian Lobsterette, Common Stingray, Round Ray, Sand Sole, Stargazer, White-spotted octopus
18/11/2009 Excellent 23C Angel Shark, Cape Lobster, Common Stingray, Forkbeard, Round Ray
16/11/2009 Excellent 23C 2 Angel Shark, Canarian Lobsterette, Common Stingray, Round Ray
16/11/2009 Excellent 23C Marbled Electric Ray, Seahorse
15/11/2009 Excellent 23C Common Stingray, Round Ray
14/11/2009 Excellent 23C
13/11/2009 Excellent 23C Scrawled Filefish (Las Palmas)
12/11/2009 Above Normal 23C Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper
10/11/2009 Below Normal 24C
9/11/2009 Did not dive 24C
7/11/2009 Did not dive 24C
6/11/2009 Poor 24C
5/11/2009 Normal 24C Common Stingray, Round Ray
4/11/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel Shark (52cm + adult), Common Stingray, Round Ray
2/11/2009 Normal 24C 2 Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Garfish, Round Ray, Tiger Moray
1/11/2009 Below Normal 24C Canarian Lobsterette
31/10/2009 Normal 25C Common Stingray, Round Ray, Sea Hare, Seahorse, Striped Grunts
29/10/2009 Excellent 25C Angel Shark (50cm), Bandtooth Congor, Canarian Lobsterette, Common Stingray, Forkbeard, Marbled Electric Ray, Sand Sole, Stargazer, Tiger Moray
28/10/2009 Excellent 25C Common Stingray, Derbio, Mediterranean Moray, Seahorse, Striped Grunts
27/10/2009 Excellent 25C Common Stingray, Tiger Moray
26/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Cape Lobster, Family of 6 Common Stingray, Round Ray, Stargazer, Tiger Moray
25/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Cape Lobster, Dusky Grouper, Round Ray
24/10/2009 Normal 24C Seahorse
23/10/2009 Below Normal 24C
22/10/2009 Poor 24C
21/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel Shark (34cm), Common Stingray, Derbio (day). Round Ray, Stargazer, Tiger Moray, White-spotted octopus, (night) Scrawled Filefish, Triggerfish (Las Palmas)
20/10/2009 Above Normal 24C 10-12 Common Stingray
19/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Common Stingray, Tiger Moray
18/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel Shark, Common Stingray, Stargazer
17/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel Shark (44cm), Common Stingray, New unknown Nudibrach!, Seahorse, Stargazer
15/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel Shark
14/10/2009 Excellent 24C Angel Shark (33cm), Derbio, Stargazer
13/10/2009 Excellent 24C Common Stingray, Round Ray
12/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Pygmy Filefish back in the Bay!
11/10/2009 Did not dive 24C
10/10/2009 Above Normal 24C 3 baby Angelsharks!, Stargazer, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper
9/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Round ray
8/10/2009 Above Normal 24C Angelshark, Marbled Electric Ray, Jellyfish, Sea Hare, Nudibrach,
6/10/2009 Below Normal 24C Marbled Electric ray
6/10/2009 Excellent 24C Round Ray
5/10/2009 Excellent 24C Mediteranean Moray, Common Stingray, Striped Grunts, Round Ray, Verrugato
4/10/2009 Excellent 24C Mobulus Ray, Common Stingray, unknown Anemone (Sardina del Norte)
3/10/2009 Excellent 24C
2/10/2009 Excellent 24C ´The Cannon´
29/9/2009 Excellent 24C Tiger Moray, Striped Grunt
28/9/2009 Excellent 24C Round Ray
27/9/2009 Excellent 24C Mobulus Ray, Common Stingray (Sardina del Norte)
26/9/2009 Excellent 24C Stargazer
25/9/2009 Excellent 24C Common stingray, Round Ray
24/9/2009 Excellent 24C Common stingray
23/9/2009 Excellent 24C Common stingray, round ray
22/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Common stingray, round ray, Triggerfish
22/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Common stingray, round ray, Hairy Blenny
22/9/2009 Above Normal 24C 4 Angel Shark! (night dive), stargazer, Triggerfish, common stingray, round ray
21/9/2009 Normal 24C Angel Shark, Verrugato, Great Spiny Spider Crab
20/9/2009 Did not dive 24C
19/9/2009 Normal 24C Mediteranean Moray
18/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Common Stingray, Round ray, Verrugato
17/9/2009 Excellent 24C Mobulus Ray and Common Stingray (Sardina), Forkbeard, Canarian Lobsterette, Prickly Shrimp, Triggerfish
16/9/2009 Excellent 24C Wreck Diving Las Palmas.
15/9/2009 Excellent 24C Common stingray, Maria Francesa (Shi Drum), Striped Grunt, Bonito, Medregel, Garfish
14/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Summary for 4-14th Sept - Conditions above normal to excellent. Sightings included Common stingray, Eagle Ray, Canarian Lobsterette, Cape Lobster, Marbled Electric Ray, Forkbeard + + +
3/9/2009 Normal 24C Sorry .. no updates for next 10 days due to holidays
2/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Common Stingray
1/9/2009 Above Normal 24C Angelshark, Eagle Ray, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, Tiger Moray , Maria Francesa (Fusca Drum)
31/8/2009 Did not dive 24C Spiny Pufferfish
30/8/2009 Did not dive 24C
27/8/2009 Normal 24C Eagle Ray, Baby Marbled Electric Ray (12cm!), Stargazer, Forkbeard, Tiger Moray, Common Stingray, Dusky Grouper, Bonito, Red Nudibrach
26/8/2009 Normal 24C Eagle Ray, Baby Angelshark (44cm) Bonito, Many Abades, Sama, Tiger Moray
25/8/2009 Below Normal 24C Eagle Ray
24/8/2009 Below Normal 24C Eagle Ray, Large school of barracudas
23/8/2009 Did not dive 24C
22/8/2009 Normal 24C Eagle Ray, Hermit Crab, Maria Francesa, Shi Drum, Tiger Moray
21/8/2009 Normal 24C Baby Angelshark (44cm), jellyfish
20/8/2009 Normal 24C Baby Angelshark (44cm)
19/8/2009 Normal 24C records lost!
18/8/2009 Below Normal 24C records lost!
17/8/2009 Below Normal 24C records lost!
16/8/2009 Below Normal 24C records lost!
15/8/2009 Did not dive 24C
15/8/2009 Above Normal 24C
14/8/2009 Above Normal 24C Dusky Grouper, Morays, Barracudas
13/8/2009 Above Normal 24C Common Stingray, Sea Hare
11/8/2009 Above Normal 24C Angel shark, Common Stingray, Sea Hare, Round Ray, Dusky Grouper, Mediterranean Moray, Jellyfish, Nudibrach
11/8/2009 Normal 24C
10/8/2009 Below Normal 24C Mediteranean Moray, Eagle Rays, Common Stingray
9/8/2009 Below Normal 24C
8/8/2009 Below Normal 24C
8/8/2009 Normal 24C Dusky Grouper, Forkbeard, Common Stingray, Tiger Moray , Maria Francesa (Fusca Drum)
7/8/2009 Normal 24C Seahorse, Forkbeard, Striped Grunt, Bonito, Common Stingray, Tiger Moray
6/8/2009 Below Normal 24C Spiny Pufferfish, Seahorse, 2 Dusky Groupers
5/8/2009 Below Normal 24C Angelshark - 30cm
4/8/2009 Normal 24C
3/8/2009 Above Normal 24C 3 x Round Ray, Eagle ray, Hairy Blenny
2/8/2009 Did not dive 24C
1/8/2009 Normal 24C
27/7/2009 Normal 24C Angelshark, Round Ray, Sole, Long legged Octopus, Spotted Bumblebee shrimp, Brown Shrimp (Night Dive), lancer swimming crab
26/7/2009 Did not dive 24C
25/7/2009 Below Normal 24C Grouper, Common Ray
24/7/2009 Normal 24C
23/7/2009 Above Normal 24C Seahorse, Eagle Ray
22/7/2009 Normal 24C
21/7/2009 Normal 24C
20/7/2009 Normal 23C Canarian Lobsterette, Forkbeard
19/7/2009 Below Normal 23C Forkbeard, Striped Grunt
18/7/2009 Poor 23C Dusky Grouper, Common Stingray, Round Ray
17/7/2009 Below Normal 23C Angel Shark, (Night Dive) Canarian Lobsterette, squid, Sea Hares, Fangtoothed Conger
16/7/2009 Normal 23C
15/7/2009 Normal 22C Angel shark, Blackjack, Common Stingray, Round Ray, Forkbeard,
14/7/2009 Above Normal 22C 2 Common Stingray, Round Ray, Stargazer, Tiger Moray
13/7/2009 Normal 22C
12/7/2009 Normal 22C 3x Common Stingray, ?Common Dentex
11/7/2009 Below Normal 22C Hairy Blenny, Sea hare, Common Stingray
10/7/2009 Below Normal 22C Spiny Pufferfish (Spotted burrfish), Common Stingray, Tiger Moray,
9/7/2009 Below Normal 22C Common Stingray, Tiger Moray, Angelshark, Hairy Blenny
7/7/2009 Below Normal 22C
6/7/2009 Below Normal 22C Hairy Blenny, small Jellyfish
5/7/2009 Did not dive 22C
4/7/2009 Poor 22C 2 Round rays
3/7/2009 Below Normal 21C Spiny Pufferfish, Shi Drum, Alicia, Tiger Moray
2/7/2009 Below Normal 21C 2 Seahorses, Angelshark, Round Ray, Tiger Moray
1/7/2009 Above Normal 21C Hairy Blenny in full mating colours

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