Clear, warm water, lava caves and plenty of fish make Gran Canaria one of Europe's top diving destinations. Every beach in the south has a dive school for beginners and advanced divers have superb options on the east coast and in the north.
The island's top spots include
El Cabron on the east coast: A marine reserve stuffed with fish including large grouper.
Gran Canaria's east coast beaches are a mixed bag with everything from windswept pebble beaches to sheltered coves with golden sand. Salinetas beach is the prettiest and most accessible of the east beaches.