If you take a close look at the south-easterly part of the nautical chart, you will realize that most of the dive-sites are quite close at hand. That assures you short trips in our van and also easy entry/exit points with comfortable access from shore.
The waters around Lanzarote Island are protected by UNESCO standards. No spear- or rod fishing is allowed in most places around our beautiful island. Therefore you can expect the original underwater sea-life, completely undisturbed and intact.
Lanzarote covers about 846 square kilometres and is one of the smaller islands of the Canarian Archipelago. This is why most of our dives are quite epic:
Diving of an edge of our volcanic reefs in a depth of 30 meters (90 feet) you still can look down into the abyss 20 meters below through crystal clear water and watch shoals of fish and their predators hunting them.
Currents are usually no problem and we only dive in places, where you are protected from waves and currents.
All of our dive-sites offer dive-profiles for beginner and advanced divers. Depths of 40 meters (120 feet) are available for those who are willing and qualified to take the challenge on almost every location (we are dealing non-decompression-dives only).
We offer you a diversity of different dive-sites, landscapes and marine life will differ from site to site. If we choose to dive in more remote regions of our island than we call it a day-trip, two dives including some lunch in native restaurants.
Quite some ocean-dwellers found their way from the cost of Africa to the reefs of Lanzarote (distance: ´bout 100 kilometres) and settled down well. Tree and black corrals can be found in depth of only 25 meters (75 feet).
In between the months of Mai till October possibilities of manta or sun-fish sightings are elevated close to the coast-line. Angel-sharks and sting-rays give birth to their off-spring in our waters and high-sea sharks and dolphins can come close to our shores.
The Bahianus Club dives in regions only, which are licensed and permitted by the Spanish port and navy officials.
Here is a small selection of the variety of dive-sites around the island:
Playa de los Pocillos: Easy access over the beach, maximum depth 9m/27f. Between May and June good chance to discover sting-rays and angel-sharks.
Red Cross: Easy access over the beach, maximum depth 40m/120f. Sand-eels in the shallows, angel-sharks and sting-rays possible all year round. Tree-corral and black-corral to explore. Thick shoals of sardines in abundance and of course their hunters: amberjacks, tunes, groupers and barracudas.
Seta: Easy access over the beach, maximum depth 30m/90f. Drop-off, Wall-dive. Trumpet-fish and possible sightings of trigger-fish are not seldom. Thick shoals of sardines in abundance and of course their hunters: amberjacks, tunes, groupers and barracudas.
Old Harbour: At this spot we can actually offer you four different sites with one entry point only. Blue Hole, the ugly reef, the needle-eye and the old wrecks. Shallow or deep, an excellent dive-site, very few divers to encounter, nudibranchs, cuttlefish, stingrays, angels-harks you name it. If you choose to go for the old wrecks, stamina is required. 15 minutes surface swim and then a descend down to 35m/205f.
Playa Chica: There is no way around, not to encounter these dive-sites. Suitable for beginners and advanced divers. Easy access, depth between 3m/9f and 40m/120f. Everyone dives there, so it appears a bit crowded upon the arrival. But six different dive-sites can be reached from this entry-point. Don´t be troubled, divers disperse underwater, for there are so many options to choose from: Cathedral, a large Cave 30m/120f, Blue-Hole, 28m/84f, black corral, tree-corral and the sugar-cane. A must dive!
Mala Nord Point: We call it the village of the walking dead: Kind of a nudist area, but don´t become exited, only old German flesh to see.
The diving though is spectacular: dramatic exchange between lava rocks and white sands falling down into the abyss: stingrays, angel-sharks and marbled electric rays are easy to be encountered for the experienced eye.
The gorge starts as a rat-hole in 15m/45f and enlarges toward the exit at 29m/87f. A dramatic dive, with a rope supported exit point. The cave is loaded with shrimp. Stingrays and tunes can be around. A very advanced dive, nothing for beginners, plus the weather has to be perfect.
Actually, our favourite dive-spot, if it would not be for the sea-conditions and the entry. Dramatic landscape, large open cave full of shrimp and a blue cavern in the shallows. Incredible, indeed!
We can always use the option to hire a boat to enhance our service to you, especially if you tend to dive quite often with the Bahianus Club.
Old wrecks, new wrecks, Punta Tinosa you name it are dramatic sites to visit as a diver. Abundance of shoals and their hunters can be found as well as excellent objects to be caught on your camera.