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The island of El Hierro offers you the perfect setting for taking your very first plunge if you are looking to start out in this sport, or for enjoying diving if you are already a true professional.

The island has a large number of diving sites, and is one of the best areas for diving in Spain and the top one in the Canary Islands.

Discover El Hierro island.


The seabed of La Restinga

The Marine Reserve of La Restinga in El Hierro is an internationally-acclaimed diving sanctuary frequented every year by numerous animal species, such as turtles, tunas, thornback rays, stingrays, groupers, dolphins, barracudas... and the occasional peaceful whale shark.

The volcanic eruption that took place in 2011 led to a regeneration of the sea bed, giving rise to a very particular biodiversity and a unique underwater landscape that is full of life, perfect for practising all varieties of diving.

Whatever your level, come and dive here and discover everything the sea has to offer you on the island of El Hierro.

Diving in El Hierro

Because of its volcanic origins and small insular shelf, you can reach depths of up to 300 metres just a few miles off the coast. And in order to conserve all of the island’s natural wealth, fishing here is totally artisanal, so as to respect the marine ecosystem.

This underwater area, where you can enjoy the best diving of the Canary Islands, is an authentic spectacle for all the senses. When you submerge, you can relish in clear horizontal visibility of up to 30 metres. Diving in Hierro offers some of the best diving zones in Spain, like the La Restinga diving site.

For diving in El Hierro, there are more than 10 diving sites which are remarkable, amongst other things, for their volcanic geography:

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If you would like to become initiated in sport diving, you will find a wide range of diving schools and establishments where you can hire diving material. And you will also find numerous places in which to take your very first plunge.

All under the supervision of professionals, to ensure the experience is completely safe.


If you have been diving recreationally for a while, in El Hierro it will be easy for you to find the site you’re seeking to dive in and enjoy.

And if you still haven’t got your own material, you can choose from a range of equipment hire establishments.


If you’re already something of an expert, or want to do a technical or a deep dive, endless species and unforgettable sites await you in El Hierro.

Zip up your wetsuit and enjoy all the dives!

The most spectacular underwater photos

Take part in the Open Fotosub Online by uploading the best images from your dives around El Hierro. Dive in the exclusive Marine Reserve so that you can enjoy it in person. Consult the website for all the information.