Scuba diving in Tenerife. Dive sites in Tenerife

Scuba diving in Tenerife. Dive sites in Tenerife

Dive sistes in Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and is home to Mount Teide, one of the world's largest volcano, towering up 7500m from the sea floor! Tenerife is famous for its beaches and upscale resorts like Playa las Americas and Carnival. Here visitors will enjoy endless sunshine, dramatic landscapes and a subtropical climate. More and more scuba divers are discovering that the Canary Island of Tenerife holds the secret to an abundance of excellent and varied scuba diving dive sites. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and also receives the largest number of tourist visitors each year from all around the world. Surrounded by sub tropical waters, with a climate to match, diving in Tenerife is possible all year round. The heart of scuba diving is located in the south of the island in Las Galletas and Costa Adeje with some of the best dive sites sporting easy shore access and over 30 to choose from. Tenerife’s volcanic topography has created a spectacular underwater diversity including unusual rock formations and an abundance of marine life like nudibranchs, turtles, rays, whales, orcas and dolphins! There is great deep diving for technical divers at Bajada del Realejo, which is a dive site that almost always guarantees blue sharks and hammerhead sharks!. Scuba diving in Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and is home to Mount Teide, one of the world's largest volcano, towering up 7500m from the sea floor! Tenerife is famous for its beaches and upscale resorts like Playa las Americas and Carnival. Here visitors will enjoy endless sunshine, dramatic landscapes and a subtropical climate. More and more scuba divers are discovering that the Canary Island of Tenerife holds the secret to an abundance of excellent and varied scuba diving dive sites. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and also receives the largest number of tourist visitors each year from all around the world. Surrounded by sub tropical waters, with a climate to match, diving in Tenerife is possible all year round. The heart of scuba diving is located in the south of the island in Las Galletas and Costa Adeje with some of the best dive sites sporting easy shore access and over 30 to choose from. Tenerife’s volcanic topography has created a spectacular underwater diversity including unusual rock formations and an abundance of marine life like nudibranchs, turtles, rays, whales, orcas and dolphins! There is great deep diving for technical divers at Bajada del Realejo, which is a dive site that almost always guarantees blue sharks and hammerhead sharks!

Bocacangrejo

"Bocacangrejo" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Bocacangrejo is a very easy dive with a maximum depth of 17 metres. As the visibility is very good (up to 30m), you will be able to spot many types of fish including barracudas, tunas, anthias, triggerfish, bream and lizardfish. In this basaltic reef, there are also shrimps, crabs, nudibranchs, seahorses and morays. Combined with the […]

Alien Rock

"Alien Rock" - Cave - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

At this diving site, you will be able to dive between 2 huge rocks and to dive in into a cave. During the dive, you may spot stingrays, electric stingrays, flounder, lizard fish, parrots, cuttlefish, arrowhead crabs, parrot fish, white canons, and small fish. The dive is recommended for experienced divers.

Punta Prieta

"Punta Prieta" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Experienced Depth Average: 8 m Maximum: 38 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m This is a deep dive which is best suited for experienced divers. The average depth here is 20m/66ft. The maximum depth is 38m/125ft. Divers can explore small caves and rocky formations and observe many corals, […]

El Poris

"El Poris" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Novice Depth Average: 9 m Maximum: 28 m Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 30 m This is a shallow and serene dive with lots of soft corals and impressive volcanic rock formations. Also there are small caverns with a possibility to encounter some strong streams in deeper waters. Shoals of […]

Cueva de los Cerebros

"Cueva de los Cerebros" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access: By boat Difficulty: CMAS * / OW Avg Depth: 10 m / 32.8 ft Currents: None Visibility: Good ( 10 – 30 m) A volcanic tube that allows us to go to zero level in the interior. Variety of crustaceans, highlighting the presence of the sponge brain, typical of the deep that can be seen in this cave, which […]

Atlantis

"Atlantis" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Maximum Depth: 24 – 28 meters Suitable for: Advanced / Sports Diver Atlantis is formed from a triangular platform of volcanic basalt rock. The molten lava has cooled to form multi sided columns, which have fused together to form a real “Giants Causeway” here in Tenerife! Some of the columns have fallen away from the […]

Ceuva Elevitero

"Ceuva Elevitero" - Cave - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Diver level Novice Depth Average: 12 m Maximum: 18 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Ceuva Elevitero, known as The Black Cove, is one of the most interesting cave dives in Tenerife. Shallow waters and absence of currents make this dive a great place for novice divers. The visibility is good. It ranges […]

Abades Beach

"Abades Beach" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Novice Depth Average: 2 m Maximum: 25 m Visibility Average: 5 m Maximum: 30 m Abades is a dive site in Tenerife. The depth of this location ranges between 2-25m/6-82ft. The absence of strong currents makes it a good site for divers of all experience levels. This dive site offers […]

Las Eras

"Las Eras" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Experienced Depth Average: 18 m Maximum: 60 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m There is a rocky point with a drop of up to 18m/59ft and a fabulous cave through which divers can swim. Waters near the small town of Las Eras can offer plenty of attractions, especially […]

Radazul

"Radazul" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Novice Depth Average: 2 m Maximum: 40 m Current Medium ( 1-2 knots) Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Radazul is located just 13km south of Santa Cruz on a beautiful Tenerife Island. It is a good site for night dives. At the beginning of the dive the depth […]

Playa Paraiso

"Playa Paraiso" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore, From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 15 m Maximum: 25 m Current mild Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m The Playa Paraiso dive site features an interesting underwater landscape with giant volcanic boulders and overhangs. Divers will have the opportunity to explore the many nooks and crannies on the rocks […]

Marazul

"Marazul" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 8 m Maximum: 22 m Current moderate Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 30 m The Marazul dive site offers an easy and pleasant multi-level dive with an opportunity to explore some interesting rock formations teeming with marine life. Divers will descend along the gigantic piles of rocks […]

Palm Mar Wall

"Palm Mar Wall" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Diver level Novice Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 24 m Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 40 m Palm Mar Wall is a boat dive site, situated just off the small community of Palm Mar in the south of Tenerife. The wall has a shape of a horseshoe creating and infinity of holes and hiding-places for […]

El Puertito

"El Puertito" - Turtles - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 12 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Puertito is situated on the Southwest coast of Tenerife. Because of its shallow waters, absence of currents and sandy bottom this dive site is great for beginners. The water is clean with good visibility that ranges between 20-30m/66-98ft. The depth of […]

Chimenea

"Chimenea" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 18 m Maximum: 35 m Current Weak Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Chimenea is located on the north part of the island, just 15 minutes by boat west of Puerto de la Cruz. The amazing structures here were formed by volcanic activity. The site starts […]

Punta Blanca

"Punta Blanca" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: not available Maximum: 30 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m This site is truly worth visiting because it has swim-throughs, overhangs, and the reef, which ranges from 12-22m/39-72ft deep at the base of the wall. Away from the wall there is an area with huge […]

Alcala

"Alcala" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Shore Diver level Novice Depth Average: 4 m Maximum: 12 m Visibility Average: 10 m Maximum: 30 m Alcala is a very easy shore dive that features a sandy bottom with beautiful small rocky areas with a variety of marine species. The site is great for beginners and ideal for night diving and […]

Los Chuchos

"Los Chuchos" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Boat Diver level Advanced Depth Average: 18 m Maximum: 21 m Current moderate Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 30 m The Los Chuchos dive site has got its name because of the large number and variety of stingrays and eagle rays (Los Chuchos means stingrays in Spanish). The dive site offers an amazing […]

Twin Wrecks

"Twin Wrecks" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

These two steel boats sunk in the middle of a sandy area where marine life has flourished under the shelter of these two wrecks. We will make a descent down the anchor and go round to the wreck where we can find a huge bank of grunts, amberjack, trumpet fish, hermit crabs, scorpion fish, rays […]

El Condesito

"El Condesito" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Access From Boat Diver level Novice Depth Average: 10 m Maximum: 21 m Visibility Average: 20 m Maximum: 30 m El Condesito is a wrecked ship that crashed into rock and sank during a storm in 1972 near Las Galletas on the South coast of Tenerife. The wreck sits in a fairly shallow water, however, […]

Yellow Mountain

"Yellow Mountain" - Canary Islands, Spain, Tenerife - Tenerife

Yellow Mountain is a diving location that offeres its visitors crystal clear waters with lava formed caves and a wide variety of fish. This dive site is 100m/330ft off the coast and is reachable by boat. Divers can explore caves and crevices, rocky sea floor with barriers as well as ample spaces of light sand. […]