Playa De Amadores Snorkeling
The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Canary Islands.
Monday 25 March 2019 06:25 GMT
West of Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, the snorkeling off Playa de Amadores is known to be excellent, especially first thing in the morning when the visibility is good. The shoreline is protected by a man-made barrier reef. The water depth varies from shore down to 15m. When snorkling at Amadores Bay, you can expect to see flounder, parrotfish, wrasses, pufferfish, anemones, damselfish, octopus, barracuda, cuttlefish, angel sharks and stingrays. Experienced snorkelers tend to prefer the snorkeling on the righthand side of the bay leading out to the breakwater.
Since the Canary Islands are actually part of Spain, the best way to fly to the islands is through an airport in Spain. There are flights to all of the main Canary Islands directly from one Spanish airport or another. Of course, Madrid offers the best connections. The Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria (LPA) is located southeast of Telde on the east coast of Gran Canaria. Presently, there are not direct flights from the USA to the Canary Islands. Once in the Canary Islands, the best way to go between islands is still by inter-island flights. There are some boat services that do go between the islands as well. TIP: For your safety, most of the Canary Island snorkeling dive sites require snorkelers to have a diver-down flag marker. The waters around the islands are very popular with windsurfers and boaters, which has resulted in some snorkeler deaths over the past few years.
Overall, Playa De Amadores is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Playa De Amadores including Playa Arinaga , Playa del Cabrón, Playa De Las Cateras, Caleta De Abajo, Playa El Puertillo and Sardina Del Norte.