TENERIFE DIVE SITES
The majority of the scuba diving in Tenerife takes place off the south and west facing coasts of the island where the dive sites vary in depth from 6 to 50+ metres. Scuba diving in Tenerife is possible all year round with water temperatures ranging from 19 degrees C in the winter to 24 degrees C in the summer months. Visibility generally varies between 15-30 metres.
the land drops away from the coastline in a series of slopes and steps,
giving divers easy access to the walls, caves and swim through's that
make up the underwater scenery.
The following is only a small selection of the dive sites that we regularly visit. If you would like more information about scuba diving in Tenerife please contact Pete or Debbie
A firm favorite with everybody who has done this dive before. As you descend the anchor line you will be met by the very special sight of the stingrays coming up to greet your arrival! Around the dive site we will find stingrays, sea bream, parrotfish and damselfish. There are also colonies of garden eels in the sand around a small ship wreck. Within the hull of the wreck you will find moray eels, small puffer fish and scorpion fish. Don't forget to bring your camera!!
The Condesito is lying in a canyon surrounded by walls of basalt rising from the sea bed. A lot of the superstructure is still intact and the upper levels can still be penetrated. Inside the wreck we will find brown scorpion fish, lizardfish, trumpet fish, glass eyes, sea bream and fire worms. Swimming around outside the wreck you will usually find that there are shoals of bogues attracting predators such as almaco jacks and striped barracudas.
metres down there is a large rocky plateau. As we drop off the side of
the plateau to 30 metres we will come across the caves of Palm Mar. As
you look away from the caves you will see large rock formations rise out
of the sandy sea bed that slopes gently away from the coast. It is possible
to swim out to the furthest formation at about 36metres before ascending
back to the plateau and enjoying the sights of painted morays, leopard
spotted morays and large brown morays being groomed by small shrimps.
Further along we will find sea bream, zebra fish and wrasse.
we descend we enter a large swim through to be greeted on the other side
by a huge school of Roncadores which part around us as we continue our
journey. Trumpet fish, octopus and monk fish can be found as we swim gently
down a valley to 28 metres where we will see black corals. We make our
ascent along impressive reef walls, rising until we reach a 4 metre long
swim through which leads us onto a 10 metre shelf as we make our way back
to the boat.
A dive for the suitably qualified. We descend to a rocky platform at 30 metres. From here we will drop over the side of the platform and descend to a white sand sea bed at 38 metres, where we will find Ali Baba's Cave. We can see large groupers, stingrays, angel shark, glass eye fish, jacks and barracuda.
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