On Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, the snorkeling off Puerto Mogan is good for beginners since it is well sheltered. Experienced snorkelers tend to prefer snorkeling on the righthand side of the breakwater. During Playa Mogan snorkeling, you may encounter triggerfish, jacks, clownfish, trumpetfish, stingrays, barracuda and angel sharks in the clear waters. Keep in mind that the snorkeling is adjacent to a marina where there is heavy boat traffic.
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, Puerto Mogan is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 39 snorkeling dives in Canary Islands.