Tenerife Dive offers a wide variety of dive sites, more than
enough to keep the most experienced and adventurous diver occupied
for several weeks. We also offer interesting and beautiful diving
spots for the novice diver.
Here is a small selection:
Shipwreck. (6m - 18m)
The Condesito shipwreck lies 3km from Las Galletas harbour, a sedate
10 minute rib ride along a beautiful shoreline.
The Condesito sits in a neat little under water gully. The hull, cabin and
engine room are still intact and teeming with fish including 1m Trumpet Fish Pez
trumpeta through to tiny playful Boxfish Galinetta, which dance
between the soft corals and dead man's fingers.
Several Moray Eels inhabit
the hull but if you follow a Trumpet fish away from the wreck, it
will lead you to sites of golden sand, rich underwater flora and
colourful animals including Indigo Damsel Fish, Fuller Negro, Octopus,
and beautiful slate blue Sting Rays.
Rays Los Chuchos (17m - 21m)
The Rays is one of our most impressive dive sites and nobody has
ever come away from this disappointed. Here you encounter crisp blue
water descending to a rich golden sandy floor teeming with 5 different
species of Ray, and a small wreck at the centre of the site.
It is not uncommon to find more than 20 rays at one time swimming around divers
looking to be hand fed. Also seen at this site are groups of bright silver
Jacks and occasionally a 2m long North Atlantic Snapper. A new visitor
to the site is a turtle, for a short video click
While everyone loves this site, it is an absolute must for photographers and
Cave Cuevo Del Palm Mar
Anchored above the cave in 16-18 m, we drop down a wall past 20
or more resident Moray eels. These include the large Painted Moray
Morena pintada and Yellow Leopard Spotted Moray
As we leave the cave, we
can either go deeper past two large rock formations to a third at
38 metres from where we ascend slowly enjoying the ever present Morays
Morena, Damsel Fish Fula Negra and Arrow (spider) Crabs Cangrejo
obispo. We can often see large Yellow Nudibranchs, very dark
in colour with a striking yellow flash on its body - a great macro
subject if you haven´t already run out of film.
Los Escolones (5m - 45m)
From the shot line in 10m we drop off a wall past a large shoal
of ever-present Mackerel Caballa to a sandy bottom
at 18m. Here, we are immediately surrounded by hundreds of Grunt Roncador forming
a fantastic early photographic opportunity.
Onward through a large 2m high tunnel for about 10m we encounter Trumpet Fish Pez
trumpeta up to 1.3 m long hovering motionless in the water before swimming
gently down a valley to 30m. Here we turn N.W. and parallel to the shore in
search of pairs of Triggerfish Galo and a shoal of Zebra Bream Sargo gently
grazing on the low reefs.
Turning shoreward, we ascend
slowly with the seabed past impressive volcanic reefs to the base
of the wall, again at 18m. We then climb the basalt formation to
a platform 20m or so further shoreward to yet another platform at
Coral Arch Los
of stunning coral arches with 2 memorials; one to Jaques Cousteau and
the other to a local diver, we anchor in 20m and enjoy breathtaking
volcanic formations. We usually see Amberjack, rays, moray eels and
even the occasional Angelshark. A great dive for everyone, but most
especially for photographers.
Dives 30m - 60m
the suitably qualified, we have a number of dive sites only 4-500m
offshore with abundant Black Coral, Tuna, Amberjack and Atlantic
even have a wreck at 40m-55m (Cita Del Mar)
For those holding a Nitrox certification, we have onsite