The ‘Arona’ merchant ship, 100 metros in length and 15 broad, sank off the north east coast of Gran Canaria in 1972 after a fire. Its wreck has since become a favourite amongst advanced wreck divers looking for a demanding dive with abundant marine life. Located opposite the Jinamar industrial estate the impressive ‘Arona’ wreck is just six nautical miles from the Puerto de la Luz port in Gran Canaria’s capital Las Palmas.
Observe diverse marine life at depths of 35 metres
Marine life has bloomed since the Arona listed and sank in 40 metres of water with it’s side closest to the surface (at a depth of 20 metres). The hull and towers are covered in corals and anemones and the wreck is constantly circled by schools of barracudas, grunts and bream. Inside the wreck, scorpionfish and bigeyes lurk in dark corners.