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 Canary Islands


The Canary Islands (Spanish Islas Canarias) are an archipelago of the Kingdom of Spain consisting of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean.

They form an autonomous community of Spain. The name derives probably from a north African tribe (the Canarii) or possibly the Latin term Insularia Canaria meaning Island of the Dogs, a name applied originally only to the island of Gran Canaria.

Location: Northwest side of Africa. anary Islands are part of Sapin.
Geographic coordinates: 28° 24' N, 16° 6' W
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Zones (7) Dive sites Sub zones
El Hierro Island 14 0
Fuerteventura Island 26 0
Gomera Island 8 0
Gran Canaria Island 26 0
La Palma Island 13 0
Lanzarote Island 36 0
Tenerife Island 73 1

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Playa de La Zamora 1 / -
15 m 40 m All divers

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Cermona II
By finbarro
Aug 13, 2013
Cermona -
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El Bajon del Rio
By eceengr
Aug 22, 2012

Cermona II
By arzarello
Aug 20, 2011
Naufragios - Puerto de Mogán -

El Cabrón
By arzarello
Aug 15, 2011
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By Athe
Jan 24, 2011
La Catedral -

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Trip: Lanzarote Enero 2011
By Athe
From Jan 22, 2011 to Jan 25, 2011

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Trip: Lanzarote 2010
By Athe
From May 22, 2010 to May 30, 2010

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Trip: Diving in Gran canaria
By Hanss
From Oct 5, 2009 to Oct 10, 2009



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By Anonymous , 11-06-2009

Diving at Alcala - Tenerife - One of the principal places to dive in Tenerife is the coast West. The people(village) of Alcala has a few nice funds to practise the skin-diving. We wait for you in order that you enjoy.

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