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 Naugrafio 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!
Star Fish Bay is only a few minutes away from the marina where our dive RIB is located. The dive site gets its name form the mass of different types and colours of Star Fish that can be found here. There is also a mass of rock formations that hide a wealth of aquatic life at this site and we can also find Bogue’s, Blue-fin Damsel’s, Atlantic Damsel’s, Bastard Grunt’s, Streaked Gunard’s amongst others. A great easy dive with plenty to see.
El Delfin – South Tenerife Dive Site
Suitable for: Advanced Diver.
Boat or Shore dive: Boat.
El Delfin is a huge rock formation with loads of holes and crevices that are perfect hiding places for Octopus and Morays. It has depths from 16 to 40 meters, so depending on your level of comfort, we can stay on top of the rocks or descent down to the sides of it. Near the deeper side of the rock, we find a statue of a dolphin. El Delfin is an amazing dive site where all the aquatic life seems to be much bigger than usual. We come across Canarian Lobsters, Rays, Moray Eels, Octopus, Barracuda’s, Anenome and much more. We have even seen Dolphins on this dive site.
Montaña Amarilla, also know as Yellow Mountain, in Tenerife, is so called because of the golden coloured stone mountain, located next to the dive site. This dive is best as a boat dive to avoid a long precarious walk with kit. Underwater there are fantastic rock formations one of which forms a horizontal swim through which leads out to the seabed where you can see a huge variety of sea life. Such as Rays, Roncadores, Octopus, Moray Eel’s and Angel Sharks( At the right time of year). This dive is one of the most scenic dive sites in Tenerife and a very rewarding dive and was the first classified marine reserve in Tenerife.
Yellow Mountain Point
Suitable for: All levels of Diver.
Boat or Shore dive: Boat.
Yellow Mountain Point is a continuation of the infamous Yellow Mountain dive, but this time we go further out to even more stunning rock formations. As we cross over rock formations interspersed with sandy stretches , the aquatic life changes to large Atlantic Bonito, Barracuda and an abundance of Roncadores. A dramatic wall is where we can find Octopus and Moray Eel’s as well as Blacktail Comber and Cardinal fish. A dive for the slightly more adventurous diver.
Nelsons Point is another short journey from the marina finds us at Nelsons Point. Once again we are spoilt by rock formations that have formed over thousands of years. In the formations small holes can be viewed from both sides “framing” the aquatic life as it goes by. A dream for the patient underwater photographer. Aquatic life found here includes trumpet fish, Blacktail Comber, 2 Banded Bream , Zebra Bream, Atlantic Damsel’s, Lizard fish, and Cardinal fish. Another easy boat dive.
Crocodile Rock has quickly become a firm favourite with the team at Dive and Sea Tenerife. At its deepest edge it is only 16m and the shallowest part of the top of the “reef” is just 5m. Anemones, Wrasse and Damsel’s all jostle for space, whilst in its crevices can be found Black and Brown Moray Eel’s and on occasions Fangtooth Moray’s. Cuttle fish, Common Ray’s and Eagle Rays have also been spotted searching for food in the immediate area. A very easy dive that is a must for all divers visiting Tenerife.
Alien Rock is an old favourite in Tenerife. It can be found in the same bay as Yellow Mountain but offers a totally different dive. With its huge rocks that almost touch at their points you are spoilt for fish species to look at. The Red Back Cleaner Shrimp can always be found ready to help the fish with a “wash and brush up” and Barracuda are everywhere. Look a little closer and you will see some of the largest Anemones in Tenerife as well as the resident Brown Moray Eel (Big Ben), who will always pop his head out to see who’s coming and he just keeps getting bigger and bigger! The whole area is surrounded by a large field of Garden Eel’s and the odd Eagle Ray, Common Ray and Sting Ray cruise by on a regular basis. A truly fantastic dive for all.
Los Archos dive site in Tenerife, there are 3 amazing natural coral arches. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities at this site. An abundance of Tenerife’s sea life can be seen amongst which you can see Damsel fish, Amberjack Eels, Moray Eels and perhaps even a Canarian Lobster or two.
The Estorne dive site is suitable for all levels of divers from open water onwards. The wreck of the small yacht sits on the edge of the reef just outside of the Las Galletas harbour. The sunken yacht lies upright at 18M. There is a great deal of life to see, Stingrays, Bream, Roncadores and many Moray Eel’s hide in the tiny vessel it’s self.
Los Chuchos dive site in Tenerife so called due to the Spanish name for Stingrays is one of the more popular dive sites. This is a boat dive, and by the time you have reached the bottom Stingrays are starting to appear there are several species of Ray to be seen including the enormous Atlantic Rays. Other life can also be seen such as Octopus and Barracuda. A fantastic opportunity to see Stings rays up close.
Punta Rasca is a must for all Advanced open water divers, cascading rock formations, “swim through’s”, small caves, black coral and loads of aquatic life to watch. Leaving the dive boat into 10m of water then working our way down to around 24m- 30m we find the whitest sand in Tenerife and aquatic life that has not seen a diver before. This is one of the exclusive dive sites for us and therefore is totally unspoilt.
El Condesito dive site in Tenerife is a wreck dive and is only accessible from a boat. The wreck was a large boat which crashed in 1972. The wreck lies between 10 and 15 meters which allows plenty of time to explore the wreck. The wreck is home to a vast array of different sea life such as Trumpet fish, Octopus and Starfish. Whilst the wreck is slowly decaying it’s hull and deck can still be made out.
Suitable for: Advanced Divers and above.
Boat or Shore Dive: Boat.
El Meridian in is a wreck dive, accessible only by boat. The Meridian was deliberately sunk in 2005 as an artificial reef, and is now near Palm Mar. The Meridian lies at 30M and provides some excellent opportunities to explore the still intact wreck. The nearby reef is full of life and during the winter months you can see Angel Sharks.
Palm Mar Cave, Tenerife is an advanced dive, as the entrance to the cave is at 30 m. Before you reach the cave you can see large rock formations sloping away into the distance, you have the opportunity to see lots of sea life including , Moray Eels and Leopard spotted Morays, you can also see Sea Bream, Zebra fish and Wrasse. The cave itself is still a mystery as no one has yet explored the cave in its entirety.
Palm Mar Wall
Suitable for: Advanced Divers and above.
Boat or Shore Dive: Boat.
Palm Mar Wall is another great boat dive, in Tenerife. Located near to the local fish farms is a great dive to see Roncadores and Bream. It is also possible to occasionally see Dolphins. A great place to use as a drift dive.
El Puertito has to be amongst everyone’s favourite dive site in Tenerife. A very easy entrance and a short swim takes you into just 8-10m of water as you then glide along its not long before your met by one of the family of Turtles that live in this bay. Whilst most of the site is quite baron there are small pockets of rock formations where you can find Atlantic Damsel’s, Blue-fin Damsel’s, Cuttle fish and the occasional Octopus or Angel Shark. However the stars of the show has to be the Turtles who happily interact with our divers. This dive site has to be on your list when coming to Tenerife.
Playa Parasio is a well known dive site with lots of aquatic life to see, however the entrance and exit to the dive is hard. From where we park to the beach is a long walk down steps. Once at the beach it is just a short swim to drop down into around 6-8m, there we are greeted by 1-Banded Bream, White Bream and an array of Anemones and Star fish. After a short while we find huge rock formations and a number of different Rays, including Eagle Ray, Common Ray and the huge Atlantic Sting Ray’s. A good dive, but spoilt by the entry / exit, however when combined with other dives we can make a day trip on the boat which makes each much better.
Marazul is a dive site offering some stunning rock formations and loads of life. Many Octopus are to be found here along with Cuttle fish and many other species including, Atlantic Damsel’s, Blue-fin Damsel’s, Bream’s and Trumpet fish. Also on our dives here we have found the rare Unicorn File fish and a number of Angel Sharks.
Suitable for: All levels of Diver and above.
Boat or Shore Dive: Boat or Shore.
Alcala is a very easy shore dive with yet more Turtles. We get into the water by a giant stride and have a short surface swim and then descend down into 4-6m of water. here we have a choice of routes that include sandy bottoms with lots of Lizard fish, Wide Eyed Flounders and Common Rays and the occasional visit from the resident Turtles or Small rocky areas that hide the smaller fish like Cardinal fish, Damsel’s and Roncadores. A lovely dive site that is worth a visit whilst in Tenerife.
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