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Underwater Photo Location: Puerto del Carmen, harbour wall, Lanzarote

Underwater Photo Location: Puerto del Carmen, harbour wall, Lanzarote

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Harbour Wall Night diving

This site is ideal for night diving no matter what pour experience is. There ia always an abundance of marine life to see and depths range from 8-22 meters. The dive starts with the harbour wall on your right side and on the return it is always on your left so this makes it easy to navigate for the inexperienced and always gives them a point of reference if they get dissorientated. For the more experienced night diver, at the base of the harbour wall are large sand beds where rays and angel sharks can be found sleeping.

There is also the "Blue Hole", a nice swim through where lots of night time marine life is to be found, such as shrimp, slipper lobster and large hermit crabs. The back of the blue hole opens up at a depth of around 25-30 meters depending on tides.

The currents are usually very mild so it gives you ample time to concentrate on your photographs without fighting for bouyancy or pisitioning. In general a great site for night diving at any level. There are lots of parking areas and dive centers like Manta diving that are located at the site.
Facts about Puerto del Carmen, harbour wall, Lanzarote
  • It is in Spain
  • Puerto del Carmen, harbour wall, Lanzarote is in the Atlantic (African coastal).
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
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Marine Life
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Diving facilities
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Photo facilities
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by Andrew Paul Cunliffe
Hermit crab, taken on a night dive with only internal flash in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

by Rachel Parry
I took this photo of a nudibranch 3 days ago along the Harbour Wall in Lanzarote, it had a perfect location sat on the sea bed, I wanted to fill the shot completely with the nudibranch and get as much detail as possible. I used my Sony-W390

by Rachel Parry
One of the playful octopus on a night dive, Sony

by Rachel Parry
On a night dive last night with Manta Diving Lanzarote, we found lots and lots of cuttlefish, they were everywhere! This shot came out nicely, the other diver accidentally put his torch beam where I wanted it!! Taken on my Sony compact.

by Andrew Paul Cunliffe
This cut little octopus was just deciding to come out of his hole as I was swimming past, he was in only 10 m of water only 20m from the exit point. Photo was taken on my casio z85 with soft internal flash in Lanzarote

by Andrew Paul Cunliffe
took this towards the end of a great dive in Lanzarote with Manta dive centre showing me the sites of Puerto del Carmen´s harbour wall. Tweeked in photoshop the color to bring some red, brightness and contrast in, then cropt just a little,enjoy

by Petra Van Borm
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by Petra Van Borm
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