The Meeting point for ”Professional Divers„ - absolutely newbies & aspiring divers.
Calypso Dive Center been in Maspalomas in the South of the island Gran Canaria since 1996 and offers a wide range of PADI and RAID Diving Courses. You find our dive center at the frontside of the Hotel Dunas Mirador Maspalomas Sonnenland. Our perfectly trained PADI instructors accompany you to the most interesting dive sites of Gran Canaria such as the Marine Reserve "El Cabrón" Arinaga which count to the top 100 dive sites in the world and comes up with one of the highest concentration of different fish species around the Canary Islands. Morays as the Black Moray (Muraena augusti) which occurs only in front of the island of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands, Tiger Moray (Enchelycore anatina), Brown Moray (Gymnothorax unicolor), Brown Groupers (Epinephelus marginatus), Triggerfish (Balistes carolinensis) to name only a few species of fish will be able to admire during our dive in the extraordinary dive site "El Cabrón" formed by lava stone with smaller and bigger underwater caves where we can find sleeping Stingrays laying in the sandy seabed.
The Marine Reserve "El Cabrón" as well as the adjoined dive site "Risco Verde" are also ideal for nightdives, where be conspicuous at the encountered sea creatures from the night dive on the size and Art very large differences to the day dive. For diving beginners (Discover Scuba Diving) and for divers with little diving experience and divers who have over a longer period no dives completed, the dive site "Risco Verde Arinaga" extremely recommendable. As it is close to the Marine Reserve of Arinaga, the abundance of marine life accordingly.
For the slightly more experienced divers (Advanced Diver), Gran Canaria has diving sites to shipwrecks at Las Palmas such the in March 1991 sunken cargo ship "Kos Iceland" with its total length of 139 meters, gives so many for divers to explore. Additional shipwrecks which make the wreck diving in Gran Canaria interesting, is the in August 1989 Sunken Fish trawler "Roque Ceniciento" which has his final place of rest been found in front of "La Isleta de Las Palmas", and offers us divers a Refugio rich in fish species and great biological diversity. Noteworthy is also the group of 3 shipwrecks together which are named "El narcótico", in front of the port of Las Palmas "Puerto de la Luz" at a depth of about 40 meters. In the sea area approximately 1000 meters in front of the coast line of "Telde de Gran Canaria" we visit the Ship wreck of "Arona" in 39 meters of depth where can admire Huge swarms of Barracudas from the ship outer walls that have a considerable length of almost 100 meters.
For divers who interested in more relaxing dives we visit the dive site "Artificial Reef Pasito Blanco" of Pasito Blanco witch was created in 1991 by the Canaries government under the supervision and monitoring of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. in about 23 meters, which we find embedded in a white sandy seabed the stone structures consisting of several modules, where we encounter Giant Fish Shoals of Bastard Grunts (Pomadasys incius). On and in the stone modules in their Different shapes we can admire sea anemones (Telmatactis cricoides) in different colors, trumpet fish (Aulostomus strigosus) and octopus (Octopus vulgaris) which are hiding in some holes.
Take home great diving memories from our beautiful island Gran Canaria!
We look forward to diving with you soon and helping you plan your diving adventures.
Your Team from Calypso Dive Center