Canary Islands Scuba Diving
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The Canary Islands are named for Presa Canario. If you're thinking flocks of little yellow birds and conquistadors - afraid you're wrong, try Romans and a large endemic population of fierce dogs from the latin - Insula Canaria which translates to Island of the Dogs.
The Islands are not strangers to ancient Greek and Roman literature and are often mentioned by the likes of Pliny the Elder. Time affected their popularity and after the fall of the Roman Empire they slowly disappeared into obscurity for many years until their eventual rediscovery by the west.
Situated off the coast of Morroco, with the nearest island Fuerteventura, the Canaries are volcanic in nature and thus play host to an array of breathtaking scenes above and below water. Playa de Taurito in the south near Peurto Morgan is the diving capital of Gran Canaria. Its other islands are El Hierro, La Palma, Gomera, Tenerife, and Lanzarote.Read more