I have posted on here previously about my diving in Gran Canaria (I am lucky to have friends living out there who I stay with and also squeeze some diving in when I visit). This is a little bit of an update as the dive centre I dive with has recently changed hands and therefore name. Still in the same location but now called Nautico Dive Academy instead of Dive Academy Gran Canaria. Details of the centre and new owners here: https://www.nautico-diveacademy.com/
I dived there on the Thursday and Friday of the Easter weekend when it had just changed over, so other than the staff wearing different t-shirts and driving a different van, it was pretty much the same. There may be changes as time goes on but as far as I am aware they plan to continue to offer free transfers from hotels / apartments etc. in nearby areas.
I got 4 dives in - 2 at the El Cabron marine reserve and 2 at Tufia. All dives were shore dives which means an amusing clamber over rocks to get in and out at El Cabron and an amusingly steep little hill to get to and from the beach at Tufia, nothing unmanageable though and as always the staff were very helpful with getting in and out of the water. I also opted to dive with a 10L tank, so slightly lighter for scrambling about.
Water temp was 19 degrees and the air temp around 20-23 degrees. On the cusp of my wet suit tolerance, but as I was only doing a couple of days diving I was fine in o'three 6x5mm semi dry with dive skins underneath and a sharkskin hood. Max depths around 25m. Plenty of life as usual at both sites including nudibranchs absolutely everywhere, cuttlefish, octopus, trumpetfish, barracuda, parrot fish, morays, groupers etc. Few of the usual point and shoot grade holiday snaps below! Would still recommend the dive centre and Gran Canaria in general for some interesting shore dives.