Any Snorkeling From Fuerteventura, Canary Islands?

by Delana

I am going to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands during January. Is there any worthwhile snorkeling on any of the islands - land based or going by boat?

Thank you.

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Aug 06, 2018
Very Limited Snorkeling
by: Linda

I've been to Fuerteventura and while the beaches are lovely there really isn't much to see in terms of snorkeling as there is no coral. However, someone who knows the island better than I do may have found some decent spots where fish feed from algae growth on rocks, as they do on Lanzarote. Lanzarote is a short hop from Fuerteventura and its volcanic beaches provide rocky coves where you can see fish, but again, due to the lack of coral, you won't see many colorful fish, mostly white ones, except for the sergeant majors.

Aug 19, 2018
Snorkeling on Fuerteventura
by: Stan

Hi, Here is a list of the fish species I saw on Fuerteventura. You can click the fish species and then the little blue exclamation mark to the left of the observations to see the exact location and any pictures if present. Here is a direct link to the photos.

I thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling there and for a European site the fish diversity isn't bad at all. I saw 25 species of fish in just three snorkel sessions. Isla de Lobos was especially nice.

Aug 19, 2018
by: Delana

Thanks so much for the responses and information.

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