At Dive and Sea Tenerife we have over 70 dive sites available to us. These include both shore and boat dives, so you can visit us again and again and never have to repeat a dive site…………….. unless you want to!
Our dive sites are split between North Tenerife and South Tenerife with our Marina being the dividing line.
Dive Sites North of San Miguel Marina Tenerife
Suitable for: Advanced Divers and above.
Boat or Shore Dive: Boat.
This dive site deserves a special mention as no diving trip to Tenerife would be complete without a visit!
There really are very few places in the world you can dive surrounded by Sting Rays and Common Rays whilst a real Submarine glides by!
Poco Naufragio is another of our undisturbed sites in Tenerife. The only people we share this with is the local submarine!
Here we drop into approximately 16 meters and with a short swim drop down to 30 meters and the home of the local family of Stingrays. A group of 5 Rays live in the area and can be hand fed, This is a truly humbling experience when these huge animals glide across you and gently take food from your hand. You will also be overwhelmed by Weavers, Sardines, and Roncadores. All of this is centred around a small wooden wreck .
Pequeno Valle has established itself as a real favourite amongst our regular divers. It is virtually undisturbed and always brings surprises the more we explode the area. After dropping in off our boat we descend to approximately 16 metres and then swim along to a small wall and this is where the Moray Eel’s can be found. Unlike most dive sites in Tenerife the aquatic life here is not tamed to divers so treat us with suspicion! Huge schools of Sardines and Roncadores nestle in between the two rock formations and we have regularly seen huge Roughtail Stingrays. A great adventure dive down to around 22 metres.
Morena Cueva a fantastic dive site that offers a look into the world of the Moray Eel. On this site we take our time diving the rocky formation with its many openings and crevices to discover the Moray’s. A wide variety are present from Large Brown Moray’s, medium sized sleek Black Moray’s and the ever watchful and intimidating looking Fangtooth Moray Eel. Easy dive from our dive RIB with lots to see other than Moray’s including Atlantic Damsel’s, Blue-fin Damsel’s, Bream’s and the occasional Octopus.
Cala Pedregoso is really the easiest shore dive ever! After kiting up it is just a 10metre walk into the ocean and then put on your fins and a 5m swim see’s us descend into 6m of water. Her we cruise along small rock formations on one side and sandy bottom on the other. In the sand can be found Cuttle fish, Common Ray’s, Star fish and Lizard Fish. We have also seen Dolphins at this dive site! Everywhere are a huge variety of Urchins, not the bad kind but the most stunning colours and shapes that are rarely seen on dive sites! When talking to some “locals” they said no-one had ever dived around there before so we truly are lucky to find an untouched site and will be keeping it that way.
The Moon Pools can be reached by shore and starting by a giant stride, however when using the RIB a simple back roll and a few minutes swim, saves you struggling down a precarious path. Once into the “Moon Pool” aquatic life consists of Scorpion fish, Huge Arrowcrabs, Moray Eel’s and Lizard fish. The truly stunning part of the dive is when the sun streams down into the pools giving some of the best photographic opportunities in Tenerife. A absolute must when diving in Tenerife.
Black Cove used to be a hot favourite amongst divers several years ago but quickly became “over-dived”. Now the site is returning to a quality site again. Octopus have returned along with Cuttlefish, Lizardfish, and a variety of Anemones and soft coral. Sometimes it is possible to come across a Sting Ray or two as well as Sardines and Roncadores.
Playa Negra is a black sandy beach (which is where this dive site takes its name) leads us straight into the dive site, so although this can be done with a dive RIB, there is no need. Huge rocks are placed amongst the expansive sandy bottom offering plenty of opportunity to discover the local aquatic life. As another exclusive dive site to us, the area is totally untouched and so much plant life can be found giving the whole area a red tinge as the sun shines down into just 6m of water. A really relaxing dive that now is a must for all of friends.
Abades Mountain shore dive site in Tenerife is an easy dive dependent on current. This dive site is in the same area as “Playa Abades”. You can see Trumpet fish and Stingray as well as sponges and Sea Urchins which cover the rock formations. The site has just become the latest Marine reserve in Tenerife and is well worth of the award. There are also small caves to explore below 5 meters.
Playa Abades or Abades Beach is a shore dive. To the entry point is around a 500m walk, so you may need assistance to gain entry due to the distance over sand. One in the water the walk is really worthwhile. The rock formations are stunning and the site never fails to disappoint with its abundance of aquatic life. For novice divers the site is great as a first experience underwater, there is a large amount of life to see, including Barracuda, Moray Eels, Cuttlefish, Trigger fish and Octopus. A really great dive for all experience levels in Tenerife.
Las Eras is a fantastic shore dive. We head off to the left hand side of the bay, and enter from the beach swimming out along the wall before descending into approximately 9 meters of water. This dive site is suitable for all levels of diver as there are three levels the most shallow being only 6 meters, going down levels to approximately 25 meters. There is an abundance of life to see no matter what shelf you are exploring, On every level you see Trumpet Fish, Arrow Crabs, Dentrix, Damsels and Wrasse. On the deeper levels you are likely to come across Stingray, Octopus, as well as the Religious Nativity Scene which always comes as a surprise.
The Pipeline dive site is named after….. yep a Pipeline! This Shore dive site is a recent discovery and a very interesting dive. You enter from the shore and then swim out to the right hand side of the bay, before descending into 6 metres of water. Close to this point is a pipe that tracks from shore out into deep waters, which is encased in pre-cast concrete blocks. As with everything that has been in the ocean for some time, the blocks have become homes for plenty of aquatic life, with the gaps in the blocks providing excellent hiding places for species such as Scorpion Fish, Octopus, Rays and Canarian Lobsters. Following along the pipe into 14 metres of water gives you ample opportunity to peek into the gaps in and around the blocks, finding beautiful underwater beings such as Nudibranch, Starfish and Sea Hares. With a clear path along the pipe and shallower depths, this site is perfect for divers of all experience levels. Underwater photographers will have great colourful opportunities and all divers who appreciate great dive sites are sure to enjoy it.
Tabaiba wreck dive on the northeast coast of Tenerife was the former tugboat, El Ratón, It’s a stunning wreck which is still intact and you can enter the engine room and bridge, with the appropriate training . The wreck is a 100m swim from entry, but there is plenty of interesting life to see en route. Although this is a recently sunk boat it has started to attract a large amount of life such as Barracuda, Garden Eels and Stingray. Fantastic wreck speciality opportunity as well as having the chance to ride a bike underwater! The bicycle can be found anywhere from 18m-30m and divers always love to have a go!
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