Water sport - medium to high level of difficulty
Tenerife is a paradise for "underwater" holidays. It has a great climate, mainly calm waters, temperatures between 19 and 25 degrees centigrade and a variety of great diving sites all with a rich marine life, sunken ships and volcanic tubes. There is a complete network of diving centres on the island for advanced divers to beginners to ensure a safe diving experience. There is also a decompression chamber in the Hospital Universitario de Canarias on the island.
The island's coast can be divided into three zones for diving; the North Coast, the Southeast Coast and the West Coast. Diving off the North Coast there is a beautiful seabed with a great variety of marine life as well as unusual geological formations. The most classical dive sites are off the Southeast Coast from centres such as Radazul, Las Eras or Las Galletas where you can find slopes, walls and spectacular chasms. As for the West Coast, between the Punta de La Rasca lighthouse and Punta de Teno, the sea is protected from the Trade winds and is always calm with a seabed which is just as beautiful as the other coasts.
Barranco Seco, in the district of Santiago del Teide
Las Eras, in the district of Fasnia
Las Galletas, in the district of Arona
Montaña Amarilla, in the district of San Miguel de Abona
Puerto de Los Cristianos, in the district of Arona
Punta de La Rasca, in Arona
Radazul, in the district of El Rosario