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Canary Islands

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by Sbiriguda, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. UFOrb

    UFOrb Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Brighton, UK
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    Yes. Unfortunately mine had expired and I forgot to renew before the trip. So make sure yours/ your friends is on date!
    Mind you, I could only find private centres close to my accomodation near Playa Chica, Lanzarote so didn't have choice as it would've cost me money & time to get to a hospital, which I couldn't be bothered for what was really only a minor health risk.
     
  2. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Thanks for your feedbacks I appreciate
     
  3. ChunkyMonkey

    ChunkyMonkey Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: London
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    If you're lucky you may get to dive with dolphins around Palm Mar. I highly recommend Aqua Marina Diving based in Las Americas.
    Also excellent diving to be had with Safari Diving in Playa Chica in Lanzarote.
    I've dived with both firms numerous times and always had cracking dives.
     
  4. ChunkyMonkey

    ChunkyMonkey Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: London
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  5. pepe74

    pepe74 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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    Hi Sbiriguda,
    I live and work in Lanzarote, actually runing a dive center. Health system is the same as in mainland Spain. Apart from that, there are many private clinics. More diving related, we have acces to hyperbaric chamber in less than 30 min ride from any diving spot in the island.in the island.
    Hopefully no one will need it :)
     
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  6. taimen

    taimen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
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    There is a medical university in Canary Islands so even the highest level of care should be available. Tenerife and Gran Canaria have larger permanent population than the other islands. That usually means bigger hospitals and better availability of specialist care.
     
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  7. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Well what you say is very encouraging, and it is how I expected
    Definitely time to make a trip there
     
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  8. Omb

    Omb Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Stuttgart
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    We just went there and did open water. Went with Zeus diving out of La Palma. They were great. I really,really liked El Cabron. I could probably go there for a week and just keep doing that location as there is so much. I liked Tufia as well. Stay in the playa ingles area if you are on Gran Canaria. We did a boat dive to a wreck. It was OK, but I would have preferred another day at Cabron if I had the choice.
     
  9. Dominik_E

    Dominik_E Barracuda

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    Not to sound smart, and congratulations to your OWD, but: You probably mean Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, not La Palma (the island), right? La Palma also has really nice dive sites!
     
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  10. Omb

    Omb Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Stuttgart
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    Yeah..you are right. Lots of Palma places there. :) So to be clear, we loved our time on Gran Canaria, staying in Playa Ingles, Diving with Zeus. Loved El Cabron and Tufia for dive sites.
     
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