Scuba diving - Tenerife

Scuba diving

After making sure that all your equipment is ready, you dip under the water. You start to dive and after a short distance you're surrounded by sea turtles and manta rays. The water is full of light. You keep on swimming and catalufas, seabream and striped grunts come into view. As you descend, everything is still clearly visible. You know you will soon have to go back to the surface, but for now, you can't help but lose yourself in the breathtaking wonders under the waves.

You have more than sixty dive sites at your disposal dotted all along the coastline.

Antequera

Municipality: S/C Tfe.

Place: Antequera

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Atlántida

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Los Gigantes

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Baja del Limón

Municipality: Puerto de la Cruz

Place: Puerto de la Cruz

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 25 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Baja Masca

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Los Gigantes

Max. depth: 45 m

Average depth: 40 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Baja Palometa

Municipality: S/C Tfe.

Place: Roques Anaga

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Baja Pris

Municipality: Tacoronte

Place: El Pris

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Bajón Mesa

Municipality: Tacoronte

Place: Mesa del Mar

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Bajos Verdes

Municipality: S/C Tfe.

Place: Roque Bermejo

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Barranco Seco

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Los Gigantes

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Carbonero

Municipality: S/C Tfe.

Place: Igueste San Andrés

Max. depth: 34 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Cruz San Miguel

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Cueva Alibabá

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Cueva Camarones

Municipality: Arona

Place: El Palmar

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Cueva Cerebros

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Place: Playa San Juan

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 12 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Cueva Tiburones

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Diente Ajo

Municipality: Buenavista

Place: Punta Teno

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

El Acuario

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Place: Playa San Juan

Max. depth: 21 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

El Cable

Municipality: Los Silos

Place: Embarcadero

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

El Condesito

Municipality: Arona

Place: El Palmar

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 18 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

El Muelle

Municipality: Garachico

Place: Bahía Muelle

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 18 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

El Muellito

Municipality: Buenavista

Place: Punta Teno

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

El Roque

Municipality: Garachico

Place: Roque

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

El Tonelero

Municipality: Los Silos

Place: Embarcadero

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Ensenada del puerto

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Falla Claude

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 45 m

Average depth: 40 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Guincho

Municipality: Icod de los Vinos

Place: El Guincho

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

La Arenita

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 40 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

La Azucarera

Municipality: Los Silos

Place: Los Silos

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 25 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

La Burrera

Municipality: Los Silos

Place: Embarcadero

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

La Catedral

Municipality: Puerto de la Cruz

Place: Puerto de la Cruz

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 35 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

La Catedral

Municipality: Garachico

Place: Roque

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 28 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

La Chatarra

Municipality: Icod de los Vinos

Place: Playa San Marcos

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

La Coronela

Municipality: Icod de los Vinos

Place: Playa San Marcos

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

La Cueva

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 50 m

Average depth: 40 m

Diving time: 20 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

La Cueva

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Boca Cangrejo

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

La Escollera

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Las Anclas

Municipality: Garachico

Place: El Caletón

Max. depth: 26 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Las Chimeneas

Municipality: Puerto de la Cruz

Place: Puerto de la Cruz

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 25 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Las Eras

Municipality: Arico

Place: Las Eras

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 18 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Las Rosas

Municipality: Arona

Place: Punta la Rasca

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Los Arcos

Municipality: Arona

Place: Ten Bel

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Los Champiñones

Municipality: Arona

Place: Las Galletas

Max. depth: 33 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Los Chuchos

Municipality: Arona

Place: Las Galletas

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS**/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Los Picos

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Place: Alcalá

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: high

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Los Realejos

Municipality: Los Realejos

Place: El Guindaste

Max. depth: 45 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Los Roncadores

Municipality: Buenavista

Place: Punta Teno

Max. depth: 24 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Los Roncadores

Municipality: Arico

Place: Playa Abade

Max. depth: 24 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: from the coast

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Montaña Amarilla

Municipality: Arona

Place: Ten Bel

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Muellito

Municipality: Arico

Place: El Poris

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: from the coast

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Paraíso Floral

Municipality: Adeje

Place: Playa Paraíso

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Pecio de Tabaiba

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Tabaiba baja

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Pecio el Condesito

Municipality: Arona

Place: El Pal - Mar

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Pecio Puerto Colón - Los Gemelos

Municipality: Adeje

Place: Puerto Colón

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 18 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle or none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Puertito

Municipality: Güímar

Place: Punta Prieta

Max. depth: 12 m

Average depth: 10 m

Diving time: 80 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Puerto Armeñime

Municipality: Adeje

Place: La Caleta

Max. depth: 18 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Punta Blanca

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Place: Alcalá

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 25 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: intermediate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Punta La Luna

Municipality: Arona

Place: Las Galletas

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: little

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Punta Prieta

Municipality: Güímar

Place: Punta Prieta

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Punta Viento

Municipality: Tacoronte

Place: El Pris

Max. depth: 35 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Roncadores

Municipality: Arona

Place: El Palmar

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Roque Tierra

Municipality: S/C Tfe.

Place: Roques Anaga

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Rover Reef

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Puerto Santiago

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Veril Piscina

Municipality: Tacoronte

Place: Mesa del Mar

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Atlántida

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Los Gigantes

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: In the huge basalt rock shaped like a prism you will find moray eels, lobsters and catalufas. Near the rocks there are sea bream, Canary drums, shoals of grunts, striped red mullets and trumpet fish. The ocean floor is full of yellow gorgonias.

Bajalos Realejos

Municipality: Los Realejos

Place: El Guindaste

Max. depth: 45 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: strong

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Small fish such as bogas, mackerel and sardines take refuge here. This attracts larger predators such as greater amberjacks, long-nose barracudas, island groupers and ordinary groupers. Dwelling in the rocks are striped grunts, catalufas, moray eels, sea bass and barred hogfish.

Barranco Seco

Municipality: Santiago del Teide

Place: Los Gigantes

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Life forms: There are a great many black rays, garden eels and monkfish, especially in summer. The caves are alive with scorpion fish, prawns, moray eels, catalufas, shoals of grunts, striped grunts, trumpet fish and sea bream.

Ensenada del puerto

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 60 mins.

Access: along the coast

Current: none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Amidst the large structures you will see parrot fish, trumpet fish and catalufas. And around them is where the shoals live, together with small species that shelter here. There are also barracudas, sting rays, amberjacks and codfish who come here to feed.

La Catedral

Municipality: Puerto de la Cruz

Place: Puerto de la Cruz

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 35 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Here the ocean is teaming with parrot fish, rainbow wrasse, ornate wrasse, moray eels, catalufas and arrow crabs, and swimming at mid-depth are sea bream, greater amberjacks and horse mackerel. Populating the ocean floor are colonies of red and yellow gorgonias.

La Catedral

Municipality: Garachico

Place: Roque

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 28 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: moderate

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: In the caves you will see prawns, the odd Canarian lobster and catalufas. Outside the caves there are parrot fish, sea bream, trumpet fish, ordinary groupers and island groupers.

La Cueva

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 50 m

Average depth: 40 m

Diving time: 20 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: high

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Amidst the large structures you will see parrot fish, trumpet fish and catalufas. And around them is where the shoals live, together with small species that shelter here. There are also barracudas, sting rays, amberjacks and codfish who come here to feed.

La Escollera

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Radazul

Max. depth: 40 m

Average depth: 30 m

Diving time: 30 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: high

Degree of difficulty: high

Qualification: FEDAS***, PADI M.S.D., ACUC Dive-master, Ssil Master-dive, BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Amidst the large structures you will see parrot fish, trumpet fish and catalufas. And around them is where the shoals live, together with small species that shelter here. There are also barracudas, sting rays, amberjacks and codfish who come here to feed.

Las Anclas

Municipality: Garachico

Place: El Caletón

Max. depth: 26 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: from the coast-by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: You will find groups of sea bream, Canary damsels, grey triggerfish, barred hogfish, sheepsheads, samas and island groupers. The rocks are home to moray eels, catalufas and rays.

Los Chuchos

Municipality: Arona

Place: Las Galletas

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS**/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: The area is home to huge schools of different species of fish, who share their habitat with black rays, sting rays, turtles, barracudas, shoals of sea bream, grunts and salemas. Around the ledges and small caves swim large groups of striped grunts. There are several little shoals of grunts around the rocks and you might see large shoals of salemas in-between the depths and the shallows.

Montaña Amarilla

Municipality: Arona

Place: Ten Bel

Max. depth: 25 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Life forms: In the sandy areas you will see cuttlefish, lizard fish, greater weavers, wide-eyed flounders, rays, eels and garden eels. Living in the rocks are moray eels, lobsters, crabs and arrow crabs. Swimming around them you will see trumpet fish, parrot fish, Canary damsels, ornate wrasse, sea bream and shoals of grunts. This often attracts greater amberjacks to hunt.

Punta Blanca

Municipality: Guía de Isora

Place: Alcalá

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 25 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS**, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: Large schools of several species of fish swim about. The ledges and small caves are home to big groups of striped grunts. There are grunts swimming around the rocks and you might see large shoals of salemas in-between the depths and the shallows.

Puerto Colón - Los Gemelos Shipwreck

Municipality: Adeje

Place: Puerto Colón

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 18 m

Diving time: 35 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle or none

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.

Life forms: Rays can often be found resting under a shipwreck. Around them are huge shoals of grunts and bogas, which make a tempting bite for the amderjacks who come here to hunt. There are also lizard fish, anemones, bearded fireworms and a host of other marine species.

The El Condesito shipwreck

Municipality: Arona

Place: El Pal - Mar

Max. depth: 20 m

Average depth: 15 m

Diving time: 50 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: gentle

Degree of difficulty: low

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: This sunken boat plays host to a variety of animals. Its rusty metalwork is surrounded by scorpion fish, lizard fish, catalufas, white sea bream and bearded fireworms. Nearby you will find shoals of bogas attracting amberjacks and long-nose barracudas. The sandy ocean floor is alive with rays and wide-eyed flounders.

The Tabaiba shipwreck

Municipality: El Rosario

Place: Tabaiba baja

Max. depth: 30 m

Average depth: 20 m

Diving time: 40 mins.

Access: by boat

Current: medium

Degree of difficulty: intermediate

Qualification: FEDAS*/ C.M.A.S, PADI A.O.W., ACUC A.O.W., SSI A.O.W., BSAC S.D.,

Life forms: The ship lies intact on the ocean floor, surrounded by large shoals of sardines and mackerel. Sheltering amidst the wreckage are parrotfish, trumpetfish, catalufas and other small fish. There are also barracudas, rays, amberjacks and codfish who come here to feed.

Useful tips
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Useful tips
  • You must always go diving with somebody else.
  • Avoid going to schools that are not properly authorised.
  • Safety comes first.
  • Be sure to check the weather conditions carefully before going on a dive.
  • Bear in mind your own diving skills and the conditions you will be diving in.
  • You should tailor your dive to your qualifications and experience.
  • You must have valid insurance or a federation licence that covers:
    • Treatment in a hyperbaric chamber.
    • Water and underwater rescue, including by helicopter.
    • Civil Liability Insurance.

If you need more information or any kind of advice, feel free to contact the Canary Islands' Federation of Underwater Activities (FEDECAS).

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When?

You can go diving all year round, with visibility ranging from 10 to 30 metres (30 to 100 feet). Diving conditions may vary, but the water temperature is constant and ranges from 19ºC to 26ºC (66 to 78ºF).

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What do I need?

  • You will need full diving equipment, which you can get from any of the centres that specialise in this water sport.
  • Don't forget to use sunscreen.
  • If you plan on diving on your own, you will need the appropriate qualifications, a licence, a certificate and medical insurance. If you go through an authorised scuba diving school, you won't need any of that.

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Do I need a licence?

  • You won't need a licence if you go diving with an authorised scuba diving school. They will get one for you.
  • A diving "baptism" is a good way of getting a taste for the sport to see if you like it. If you think it's your thing, you can take a scuba diving course to get certified.
  • If you already know how to dive and want to go out on your own, you will need a certificate to say you have taken the courses.

Note: Diving baptisms are carried out by accredited diving centres and clubs. They must be performed by professionals who are qualified divemasters.

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