Our Scuba Blog

"How odd it seems that we call our home planet Earth when it is so clearly Ocean" - Arthur C. Clark

See below the collection of posts about our dive centre and the underwater world of Gran Canaria.

G.C. Diving

Our wreck dives

Many times throughout the year we get asked this question, and the simple answer is Yes you can dive on wrecks. In Gran Canaria, we have many wreck dives available all year round. Wrecks are still classed under recreational diving, and the main types are shipwrecks, however, there is also plane wreckages and artificial reefs that can be classed as wrecks.

Read more

G.C. Diving

You can help our ocean

The Five Biggest Impacts Facing Our Oceans, plus Five Easy Ways You Can Make A Difference.‍ Don’t worry, this is not another doom & gloom article about how we’re trashing the planet, killing our oceans, and are inevitably going to end up in a post-apocalyptic world filled with trash (just like Wall-E). However, given that two in every three breaths we take come from the ocean, and just how generally amazing the ocean is, it would be useful for all of us to be armed with some knowledge about what to do in the face of all these problems. So, in hope of inspiring some positive actions, here are the five biggest things impacting the future of our ocean, plus five easy things you can do right now to be part of the solution.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Why take the PADI Rescue Diver course?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course – Puerto Rico – Gran Canaria, is designed to expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level. You’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Nudibranchs factfile

Over the years Blue Water Diving has spotted and seen many different varieties of Nudibranchs, so we decide to write this short blog about a few nudibranch facts.‍ Nudibranchs are a group of sea slugs that have magnificent bright colors and are known around the world for that. There are really few restrictions to what colour these creatures can have. Mostly they are natives to more tropical waters but actually, 178 species have been described in Scandinavian waters.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Which PADI course is best to start with

When it comes to deciding which PADI diving courses, Gran Canaria, you should take as a beginner it can all be a bit confusing. There are three main options for beginners to choose from. Here is a quick breakdown of each to try and make it easier for you.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Angel Shark factfile

Here are some interesting facts about angel sharks: Adult angel sharks are usually 5 feet long but some species, like the Japanese Angel Shark can grow up to 6.5 feet. An average angel shark weighs around 77 pounds. In the wild, angel sharks can live between 25 and 35 years old.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

PADI Open Water course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the...

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Become a PADI instructor

During the year we run two Instructor Development Courses, usually in May and November. The PADI instructor development course is a weeks long course involving topics such as: Learning, Instruction and the PADIi System, General Standards and Procedures, Risk Management

Read more

B.W.D. News

Our new divemaster intern: Fabio

If you follow our facebook profile then you’ve probably seen our Fabio in a number of our posts already, he's started his scuba diving internships, Gran Canaria. He’s one of our newest Divemaster recruits and we thought it was time for you guys to get to know him a little better.

Read more

G.C. Diving

Our best shore diving spots

Blue Water Diving is here to offer the best shore diving spots Gran Canaria. We have picked four top spots for you to look at and consider diving with us whilst your over on your holiday. Each excursion we offer comes with full equipment hire, transportation and a guide by one of our Professional Padi Diving Instructors or Divemasters, this way we can show you the underwater gems on the island. See our prices here!

Read more

B.W.D. News

Enquire about our internships today

Rubie has finally decided to join us and complete her PADI Divemaster Internship… She has taken the Go Pro path! Meet our new team member for the next month! Ruby has come all the way over from Essex to be with the Blue Water Diving team in Gran Canaria, to reach her goal as a PADI pro.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Start a divemaster internship with us

Change your lifestyle and start a divemaster internship in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.‍ Blue Water Diving, offers a fantastic PADI Divemaster Internship, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria.‍ We complete the internship over a one month period, after successful completion you can then travel the world and do what you love whilst earning an income.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Canary islands photo contest

Blue Water Diving is pleased to announce the Canarian Government is promoting an underwater photography contest for scuba diving Gran Canaria.‍ The competition has been set for all the islands, so we are here to promote Gran Canaria and the underwater wonders that it has available.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Welcome divemaster Bego

A huge warm welcome to the PADI family. Congratulations to Bego who has been diving alongside us for the passed three months and has now successfully passed her Padi Divemaster Course!

Read more

B.W.D. News

Happy New Year

Blue Water Diving would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!‍ Thanks for all of our friends, family, new divers, old divers and soon to be divers for the support over the last year. Hope to see you all again soon for more diving in Gran Canaria!

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Gran Canarian Angel Sharks

As we see so many Angel Sharks whilst we dive in the Atlantic Ocean, around the coastline of Gran Canaria, here are a few facts about the amazing creatures we see. The Angelsharks are flat-bodied sharks, very ray-like. They bury themselves in the sand or mud with only the eyes and part of the top of the body exposed. They have a blunt snout and are camouflaged to blend into the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. They have long, wide fins that look like wings, giving it its name. It is also known as the monk shark, sand devil, and monkfish. Angelsharks are frequently caught for food.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Merry Christmas

Blue Water Diving is getting in the festive mood. Merry Christmas everyone!‍ The Blue Water Diving team

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B.W.D. News

Pool training

Did you know we had a heated pool?‍ We had a fabulous morning training session in the on-site heated swimming pool.‍ Today's fun begins with the Discover Scuba Diving Sessions. Check out some of the photos below.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Congratulations Camilla

To our newest PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. We had some amazing dives off the beach at Amadores and also off the boat, on the wrecks of Mogan and more local sites! Thanks Camilla on a great two weeks of diving. See you again soon!

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Atlantic ocean facts

The worlds ‘Global Ocean’ covers over 71% of the earth surface. It is so large that it has been split into 5 individual oceans which are all connected. The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean on the planet and stretches for over 41.1 million square miles. This body of water covers nearly 22% of the earth’s surface.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Gran Canarian Stingrays

The round fantail stingray or round stingray inhabits sandy, muddy, or rocky coastal habitats in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the southern Mediterranean Sea. This dark-coloured ray typically reaches a width of 1 m (3.3 ft), and can be identified by its nearly circular pectoral fin disk, short tail, and mostly bare skin. The round fantail stingray hunts for fishes and crustaceans on the sea floor.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Welcome Dirk and Bego

Blue Water Diving is happy to announce we have back our Instructor – Dirk De Beer and his girlfriend Bego Tejedor Cervera, who is completing her PADI Divemaster Internship.‍ We can offer all our courses and excursions in a multitude of languages thanks to these two amazing divers. Languages include Dutch, Spanish, German, a little French and yes English!!!

Read more

B.W.D. News

New Dive Centre in Gran Canaria

Hello world! We are a PADI Dive Centre based in Puerto Rico, Mogan, Gran Canaria. We offer fun and exciting adventures to all levels of divers. With our on site pool we can train beginner dives in a calm and relaxed environment.‍ We have Padi Instructors on site that have been training divers for over 15 years and have an excellent safety rating. Safety is top of our priority alongside fun and enjoyment.

Read more

G.C. Diving

Our wreck dives

Many times throughout the year we get asked this question, and the simple answer is Yes you can dive on wrecks. In Gran Canaria, we have many wreck dives available all year round. Wrecks are still classed under recreational diving, and the main types are shipwrecks, however, there is also plane wreckages and artificial reefs that can be classed as wrecks.

Read more

G.C. Diving

You can help our ocean

The Five Biggest Impacts Facing Our Oceans, plus Five Easy Ways You Can Make A Difference.‍ Don’t worry, this is not another doom & gloom article about how we’re trashing the planet, killing our oceans, and are inevitably going to end up in a post-apocalyptic world filled with trash (just like Wall-E). However, given that two in every three breaths we take come from the ocean, and just how generally amazing the ocean is, it would be useful for all of us to be armed with some knowledge about what to do in the face of all these problems. So, in hope of inspiring some positive actions, here are the five biggest things impacting the future of our ocean, plus five easy things you can do right now to be part of the solution.

Read more

G.C. Diving

Our best shore diving spots

Blue Water Diving is here to offer the best shore diving spots Gran Canaria. We have picked four top spots for you to look at and consider diving with us whilst your over on your holiday. Each excursion we offer comes with full equipment hire, transportation and a guide by one of our Professional Padi Diving Instructors or Divemasters, this way we can show you the underwater gems on the island. See our prices here!

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Nudibranchs factfile

Over the years Blue Water Diving has spotted and seen many different varieties of Nudibranchs, so we decide to write this short blog about a few nudibranch facts.‍ Nudibranchs are a group of sea slugs that have magnificent bright colors and are known around the world for that. There are really few restrictions to what colour these creatures can have. Mostly they are natives to more tropical waters but actually, 178 species have been described in Scandinavian waters.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Angel Shark factfile

Here are some interesting facts about angel sharks: Adult angel sharks are usually 5 feet long but some species, like the Japanese Angel Shark can grow up to 6.5 feet. An average angel shark weighs around 77 pounds. In the wild, angel sharks can live between 25 and 35 years old.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Gran Canarian Angel Sharks

As we see so many Angel Sharks whilst we dive in the Atlantic Ocean, around the coastline of Gran Canaria, here are a few facts about the amazing creatures we see. The Angelsharks are flat-bodied sharks, very ray-like. They bury themselves in the sand or mud with only the eyes and part of the top of the body exposed. They have a blunt snout and are camouflaged to blend into the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. They have long, wide fins that look like wings, giving it its name. It is also known as the monk shark, sand devil, and monkfish. Angelsharks are frequently caught for food.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Atlantic ocean facts

The worlds ‘Global Ocean’ covers over 71% of the earth surface. It is so large that it has been split into 5 individual oceans which are all connected. The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean on the planet and stretches for over 41.1 million square miles. This body of water covers nearly 22% of the earth’s surface.

Read more

G.C. Marine Life

Gran Canarian Stingrays

The round fantail stingray or round stingray inhabits sandy, muddy, or rocky coastal habitats in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the southern Mediterranean Sea. This dark-coloured ray typically reaches a width of 1 m (3.3 ft), and can be identified by its nearly circular pectoral fin disk, short tail, and mostly bare skin. The round fantail stingray hunts for fishes and crustaceans on the sea floor.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Our new divemaster intern: Fabio

If you follow our facebook profile then you’ve probably seen our Fabio in a number of our posts already, he's started his scuba diving internships, Gran Canaria. He’s one of our newest Divemaster recruits and we thought it was time for you guys to get to know him a little better.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Enquire about our internships today

Rubie has finally decided to join us and complete her PADI Divemaster Internship… She has taken the Go Pro path! Meet our new team member for the next month! Ruby has come all the way over from Essex to be with the Blue Water Diving team in Gran Canaria, to reach her goal as a PADI pro.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Canary islands photo contest

Blue Water Diving is pleased to announce the Canarian Government is promoting an underwater photography contest for scuba diving Gran Canaria.‍ The competition has been set for all the islands, so we are here to promote Gran Canaria and the underwater wonders that it has available.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Welcome divemaster Bego

A huge warm welcome to the PADI family. Congratulations to Bego who has been diving alongside us for the passed three months and has now successfully passed her Padi Divemaster Course!

Read more

B.W.D. News

Happy New Year

Blue Water Diving would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!‍ Thanks for all of our friends, family, new divers, old divers and soon to be divers for the support over the last year. Hope to see you all again soon for more diving in Gran Canaria!

Read more

B.W.D. News

Merry Christmas

Blue Water Diving is getting in the festive mood. Merry Christmas everyone!‍ The Blue Water Diving team

Read more

B.W.D. News

Pool training

Did you know we had a heated pool?‍ We had a fabulous morning training session in the on-site heated swimming pool.‍ Today's fun begins with the Discover Scuba Diving Sessions. Check out some of the photos below.

Read more

B.W.D. News

Congratulations Camilla

To our newest PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. We had some amazing dives off the beach at Amadores and also off the boat, on the wrecks of Mogan and more local sites! Thanks Camilla on a great two weeks of diving. See you again soon!

Read more

B.W.D. News

Welcome Dirk and Bego

Blue Water Diving is happy to announce we have back our Instructor – Dirk De Beer and his girlfriend Bego Tejedor Cervera, who is completing her PADI Divemaster Internship.‍ We can offer all our courses and excursions in a multitude of languages thanks to these two amazing divers. Languages include Dutch, Spanish, German, a little French and yes English!!!

Read more

B.W.D. News

New Dive Centre in Gran Canaria

Hello world! We are a PADI Dive Centre based in Puerto Rico, Mogan, Gran Canaria. We offer fun and exciting adventures to all levels of divers. With our on site pool we can train beginner dives in a calm and relaxed environment.‍ We have Padi Instructors on site that have been training divers for over 15 years and have an excellent safety rating. Safety is top of our priority alongside fun and enjoyment.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Why take the PADI Rescue Diver course?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course – Puerto Rico – Gran Canaria, is designed to expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level. You’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Which PADI course is best to start with

When it comes to deciding which PADI diving courses, Gran Canaria, you should take as a beginner it can all be a bit confusing. There are three main options for beginners to choose from. Here is a quick breakdown of each to try and make it easier for you.

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

PADI Open Water course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the...

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Become a PADI instructor

During the year we run two Instructor Development Courses, usually in May and November. The PADI instructor development course is a weeks long course involving topics such as: Learning, Instruction and the PADIi System, General Standards and Procedures, Risk Management

Read more

B.W.D. Courses

Start a divemaster internship with us

Change your lifestyle and start a divemaster internship in Puerto Rico Gran Canaria.‍ Blue Water Diving, offers a fantastic PADI Divemaster Internship, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria.‍ We complete the internship over a one month period, after successful completion you can then travel the world and do what you love whilst earning an income.

Read more
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