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Location: Gran Canaria (Canaries)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 Mogan Wrecks With 6 votes(s).
2 Arinaga - Hole in the Wall With 4 votes(s).
3 Artifical Reef With 3 votes(s).
4 Amadores Beach With 3 votes(s).
5 Pasito Blanco reef With 3 votes(s).
6 Arinaga - El Cabron Bay With 3 votes(s).
7 Arrinaga With 3 votes(s).
8 Caleta With 2 votes(s).
9 Arinaga - Table Top With 2 votes(s).
10 Las Palmas Wrecks With 2 votes(s).

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Based on data from your reviews for Gran Canaria. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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From October to November
Hammerhead Sharks are seen in the Canary Islands from October to November.
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Reviews:

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Visited Comments
December 2012 Angel Sharks,Lizard fishes,Blue Damsel fishes,Star gazer fishes, Electric rays,Eagle rays,Common rays,Scorpion fishes,two types of Parrot fishes,Tiger morays,and Pygmy File fish, just some of the life we saw in five days diving!
Date posted: 16-Dec-2012 20:21 by: hoosey
December 2012 We had a brilliant time diving the El Cabron marine reserve and up at Sardinia Port. We saw a Loggerhead turtle!! And just so much more. It is the best island in the Canaris for diving. We would go back again and dive with Davy Jones Diving again, they were the best dive center we have use aboard in ten years. If you want great diving without the hassle of the middle east or longhaul fights then go here and enjoy!
Date posted: 16-Dec-2012 19:58 by: hoosey
May 2009 angel sharks seen plenty of reef fish, english couple running school very nice helpfull with childrens first dive
Date posted: 13-Nov-2011 20:43 by: bandit
June 2009 Very good dive centre offering all different types and levels of diving. I would recomend Dive Academy Gran Canaria to everyone, as they are friendly, fun and offer the best service i have ever had.
Date posted: 12-Jul-2009 06:41 by: Doug
September 2008 Our 6th year back diving in Gran Canaria, and Davy Jones Diving still manage to provide us with something new! Table Top and the other old favourites still enthrall, whilst the diving around the island provided some wonderful sites. Sardina is great, and we look forward to more diving there. The deep wrecks off Lap Palmas gave a nice change, and the new more local areas also added to the trip. They have seen us both progress from near beginners to professional instructors, but always manage to give us the right sort of diving. Many thanks to everyone, and we look forward to next year.
Date posted: 04-Nov-2008 21:17 by: Guy & Mathew
August 2008 Dive Academy Gran Canaria offered me a varied dive schedule, including trips to the north of the island and to the wrecks of Las Palmas. I made 18 dives and never made the same dive twice! The service was very good and never once did i have to worry about my equipment, it was always ready for me to put on my back and dive. There boat is also one of fastest i have been on and very well equipped.
Date posted: 31-Aug-2008 09:22 by: Jon
June 2008 Very good diving with a very high standard of customer service from Dive Academy. I would never go with anyone else in Gran Canaria. They also have a very good set up, with there own training pool and boats. Before a night dive the sunset at the dive centre is amazing.
Date posted: 14-Jul-2008 13:32 by: Niels from Norway.
April 2008 2nd time diving with PRDiving. weather conditions were a bit windy and visibility a bit reduced with everything stirred up a bit. still didn't detract from a great timing dving with Kevin and Nina. Thoroughly enjoyed the dives especially the ones up at Sardina.....loads of barracuda....looking forward to going back next year.
Date posted: 27-Apr-2008 21:07 by: Hammy
November 2007 What can i say but WOW! The service I received from Dive Academy Gran Canaria was excellent, they are total committed to your diving enjoyment! Pick you up in the morning from your hotel with the van already loaded, so no lifting and carrying, which I have had to do at a number of dive centres in Gran Canaria. Then straight to the dive sites. At the end of the day, they will drop you back off and you do NOT even have to worry about cleaning off equipment as it is all done for you by the staff. They have there own boat on the door step, so no long drives to catch boats, then be treated like a second class citizen, as you have booked with another dive centre, who has to charter a boat as they do NOT have there own. I believe there are only 3 dive centres with there own boats. Dive Academy being one of them! For the less experienced divers making courses, they have a private training pool where they make open water to rescue diver courses. All the staff are very friendly and the owners are English. Their Dive Centre location is just perfect! It is the best I have been to in all the (15) years I have been diving. www.diveacademy-grancanaria.com
Date posted: 20-Dec-2007 11:27 by: Tommy
January 2007 the diving was great, and there was so much to see, so much better than i every expected. well worth a visit.
Date posted: 28-Jan-2007 14:27 by: sarah


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