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Tenerife

The largest of the Canaries, you will come across incredible landscapes that make you aware of an astonishing natural world, with some surprisingly good diving . . .
Overview:

The east and west coasts offer some very good diving, specifically from Los Gigantes.  One of the dives is Sting Ray City where you to descend to 18 metres and feed the rays with fish heads etc.  The size of the rays can be up to 4 metres (12 feet) - a great experience.  Masca deep, which is for advanced divers at 47 metres where there is a large cave with black corals, white bearded antheas, large morays and with very good light and visibility.

There is diving at Playa de las Americas/Los Cristianos.  El Meridian is an old yacht measuring approx. 56 feet. She was deliberately sunk in the autumn of 2005 as a dive site to a depth of 30 meters on a sandy sea bed next to a rocky reef. Then there is the Cueva de Palm Mar.  This is a 40 metre dive for the advanced diver with good visibility, Descending to 16 meters you swim off the edge of a cliff down to a cave entrance at 30 metres. There are Meditteranean moray, brown moray and the tiger moray.  The cave itself is a Tenerife mystery as nobody knows exactly how long the interior tunnel actually is or where it leads. Several divers have died exploring this cave system and there is a memorial cross outside the cave.  The deepest part of this dive is at 40 meters.

Further along the coast to Santa Cruz de Tenerife there is some good diving.  One of the wrecks is the The Condesito which lies 3km from Las Galletas harbour. The Condesito sits in a neat little under water gully. The hull, cabin and engine room are still intact and teeming with fish including Trumpet Fish, Boxfish, Moray Eels, Indigo Damsel Fish,  Octopus and slate blue Sting Rays.

There is some diving on the north coast out of Puerto de la Cruz, but nothing of any particular interest

What to see:
  • Sting Ray City
  • El Condesito wreck
  • Cueva de Palm Mar

Read more about Tenerife dive sites here.

Useful stuff:
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Time: GMT
Climate: Sub-Tropical
Diving season: Year round
Water temperature: Winter 17C (63F)
Summer 24C (75F)
Air temperature: Winter 21C (70F)
Summer 30C (86F)

Europe - Canary Islands - Tenerife: Latest User Reviews

Fantastic dive experience  Easy Divers Tenerife, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 13th June 2013 by aronjohnhowells
I came to Tenerife to volunteer with the AWF and chose easy diver as they offered me a great deal for my PADI advanced open water. I managed to do all m7y dives in two days including one free for helping round the house. I felt very comfortable in the...
Great diving  Atlantic Divers, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 24th January 2013 by spartan
Just finished a week diving with Geoff and Kerry, and i got to say these guys are GOOD! Very friendly, very professional, very safe and make you feel as if you have known them for years. Would recommend them to anyone. Be back soon guys.. Charlie.
Highly Reccommended  Tenerife Dive, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 5th January 2013 by Scubawuss
I started diving with Tenerife Dive in June 2006, shortly after I got qualified as BSAC Ocean Diver. I liked it so much that later in the year I came back with two friends and completed my PADI AOWD there. I remember when the centre was located at a modest...
Fantastic life changing experience!  Mermaid Diving, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 2nd June 2012 by KimT
I did my PADI Divemaster internship with Dive and Sea Tenerife. Starting as a non-diver, I booked a stay for 8 weeks. My emails were always answered very quickly and after meeting the super friendly Pete and Melissa, I started my diving experiences. My internship was amazing, I enjoyed every...
Excellent Diving with fantastic people!  Mermaid Diving, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 2nd March 2012 by ClaireH
I visited Dive and Sea Tenerife at the beginning of February, not only was the diving fantastic the people who run the centre Pete and Melissa were really helpful and friendly and their "interns" Harry and Kim were also great fun.  At first I chose just 2 dives, but after...
Best dive centre in Tenerife, we think so  Mermaid Diving, Tenerife 5 Star Rating Added: 6th November 2011 by AussieAdam
So we booked for some diving in Puerto de la Cruz but with bad weather were unable to go diving.  Desperate to get in the water we searched for other options and contacted Dive and Sea in the South of Tenerife.  After a couple of mails and calls they agreed...
Friendly professional and enthusiastic dive centre  Blue Bottom Diving, Canary Islands 5 Star Rating Added: 13th October 2011 by NorfolkDiver
Based in Costa Adeje at Puerto Colon, close to the marina so it's only a short walk to the boat (without kit - they transport that for you). I researched dive centres before travelling to Tenerife and this was one on my short-list, having responded promptly to an email enquiry. The...
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