A Guide to Diving in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the best places to go diving in Europe, there is a warm climate, sunny weather and lots of incredible dive sites for all abilities. Generally the safest place to go diving is one the southern side of the island where the waters and currents are calmest. 


Best Time to Go Diving in Tenerife

If you go diving during July you might get lucky and see longfinned pilot whales which is an incredible experience 


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Best Dive Sites in Tenerife

  • Atlantis, Los Gigantes - a well visited dive site with excelent visibility. From the boat you will get to see a triangular plateau of pillars which have been formed by volcanic larva cooling. This area is teeming with marine life.
  • Devil's reef, Radazul - a popular dive site with experienced  divers, you might get to see tuna, sharks, barracudas and stingrays.
  • Echo Bay - a great place to see stingrays 
  • La Gomera Caves - facsinating lava formations found south of San Sebastian
  • Labyrinth, Puerto de la Cruz - unique volcanic caves and tunnels
  • Los Chuchos (the Rays), Los Gigantes - This is a stingray feeding site where dive operators dump old fish in the sea to attract interest from rays and fish. You are likely to see large rays some of which are at least 5 feet long!
  • Valle Gran Rey - go in search of yellow gorgonian sea fans 


Marine Life

Large groupers, manta rays, stingrays, sea bream, grunts, sand smelt, trumpet fish, sharks, eels


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