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Brilliant Video Of Diving In Lanzarote
MikeCJ - 1/02/2013 4:06 PM
This is one of the best and it perfectly captures what diving is like on the Canary Island of Lanzarote: What do you think?...
Angel Sharks Threatened Angel Sharks Threatened
MikeCJ - 10/24/2012 3:58 PM
A common site in Lanzarote whilst diving is the angel shark. They can be found, usually relaxing on the sandy sea bed on almost all the dives on the island. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see one swimming or feeding. Sadly, the species is endangered. It has recently been placed on the International Union Conservation of Nature’s 100 most endangered species list, with the waters of The Canary Islands being named as one of the shark’s last remaining haunts. The shark’s decline in numbers stems from ...
Diving Journalists Visit Lanzarote Diving Journalists Visit Lanzarote
MikeCJ - 10/03/2012 4:22 PM
We think Lanzarote offers some of the best diving in the world, and we’re delighted to report that other people think the same! Hot news this week is that three German journalists were taken diving in Puerto del Carmen and will be writing it up for their magazines. Jorge Ceballos, from Timanfaya Sub, who is president of the Association of diving clubs in Lanzarote took the three on a dive at Playa Chica. Marc Hillesheim writes for Atlantis, with an average circulation of 17,000 copies in Germany...
Fish Focus - Grouper Fish Focus - Grouper
MikeCJ - 8/06/2012 9:39 AM
The Grouper is one of the bigger fish you’ll see regularly in Lanzarote waters, and they are particularly docile and inquisitive, so if you come across them, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with them. Here are some key facts about this interesting creature: They are in the same family as sea bass The word grouper actually comes from the Portuguese word for fish, garoupa Groupers are not built for ling distance swimming and stay in their own sea area They swallow prey whole, with chew...
Dive Safety in Lanzarote Dive Safety in Lanzarote
MikeCJ - 7/21/2012 10:32 AM
We’re often asked how safe diving is in Lanzarote, and the simple answer is that as long as you are diving with one of the approved dive schools, it’s extremely safe! There are many reasons: Type of diving The majority of the diving we do here is very close to the shore, and even the dives we do from boats are never more than a few minutes from the nearest harbour. It means, in the event of a problem, a diver can be brought to shore extremely quickly. Equipment All the dive schools carry oxygen ...
Video - Scuba Diving In Lanzarote
MikeCJ - 6/18/2012 8:16 PM
Following on from our post about a typical day’s diving in Lanzarote, we found this fabulous video to show you what it’s actually like! The video was shot at Playa Chica beach in Puerto del Carmen by Zero 7. We love the intro, using Google Earth to pinpoint exactly where the action takes place. What do you think?...
What’s Diving In Lanzarote Like? What’s Diving In Lanzarote Like?
MikeCJ - 6/08/2012 10:21 AM
We’re often asked by people thinking of booking a holiday to the island: “What’s it like diving there?” So here’s a typical day out diving here to give you a feel for what you might get up to: You’ll be collected from your accommodation by the dive school you’ve booked with They will then take you to their centre where they will kit you out with anything you need, and load up the big van For this example, we’ll assume you’re going to the most popular dive area on the island in Puerto del Carmen ...
Fabulous Free Dive Guide For Lanzarote Fabulous Free Dive Guide For Lanzarote
MikeCJ - 6/05/2012 8:30 AM
The Lanzarote parliament (Cabildo) has commissioned a fabulous guide book to diving around the island, complete with submarine maps which have been drawn with painstaking detail, and hundreds of really high quality photos. You can buy a hard copy for €22 from the various visitors centres on the island, but you can download a version completely free of charge, to view on your PC They have also produced a series of apps for smart phones and tablets, as well as maps which can be downloaded to the n...
Booost Canned Oxygen For Divers Booost Canned Oxygen For Divers
MikeCJ - 4/20/2012 11:28 AM
A UK based company has just launched canned oxygen onto the market. Oxygen is very trendy at the moment, being used by many celebrities and sports people as a way to sharpen their thinking and improve their physical performance. It’s kind of like taking an energy drink, but without the calories, caffeine, sugar and the “low” that comes afterwards! We think every diver should have a can in his or her kit bag. It’s not a substitute for medical oxygen in a DCS incident, although it’s probably bette...