Visitors flock to Gran Canaria for the beauty of the landscapes but many are unaware of the further beauties that lay beneath the atlantic that laps at the shores. Fotosub Gran Canaria 2009, based in Costa Mogan brought together some of the best underwater photographers in the World for this 5th annual event, running from September 29 to October 4.

Couples from 12 countries competed against each other to unlock the secrets of the deep at classic dive sites such as Los Biotipos de Arguineguin and Los Pecios de Mogan. The event lured the best snappers from Spain, France, England, Portugal and Italy among others. A Festival of Underwater Cinema , on the beach, was just one of many events arranged to support ther main competition, and to entertain the many visitors that Fotosub attracted.

You don’t have to an expert photographer or diver to enjoy the undersea World of Gran Canaria, there are many excursion and dive centres that cater for beginners and the more advanced, and if you don’t want to get wet, there are even glass bottom boats that will be your window on an amazing seascape of animal and plant life.

By Cardenas News (photo from fotosubgrancanaria.org)