FAQ

Diving Tenerife

Are there Sharks in the water!!??

None that you need to be concerned about. We are very fortunate to have Angel Shark’s in the water’s of Tenerife and they are simply not interested in human’s, as they are bottom feeder’s.
Sharks generally get bad press and there are no reports of attacks on divers in Tenerife.

Can I complete my confined water’s and theory at home, and do my open water with you in the warmer waters?

Yes, just bring your referral documents signed by the instructor running your course at home.

Can I go diving if I’m disabled?

We would be happy to discuss with you any concern’s you may have. Just because you have a disability does not mean that you can not come diving.

Can I just turn up or do I need to book in advance?

To avoid disappointment we would prefer that you book your diving or PADI course in advance. We do appreciate that this is not always possible and where we can we will always try to help you.

Do I have to spend my whole holiday doing a course?

No, we can split the course over a several days and arrange your course around your other holiday commitments.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I make a booking with you?

We would require a 20% deposit to confirm the booking.

Do you dive from a boat or shore?

We offer both shore dives and boat dives.
All boat dives are from our own boat and not a “boat taxi”, so you are fully covered by insurance , unlike boat taxi’s in the area who are not !

Do you own your own boat?

Yes, we are very proud of our commercial diving RIB that is fully equipped with oxygen, first aid and Garmin electronics.

Does your boat have oxygen and first aid kits?

Yes, absolutely. We always carry oxygen and First Aid on every dive and trip.

How do I book my diving package or diving course with you?

You can either call our team or send us an email to book your diving package.

When e-mailing please include the dates you would prefer, your level of diver certification, if applicable, and the course / package you are interested in.

We respond to all e-mails within 24 hours and will confirm the availability and prices of your required diving package or PADI course.

How do I contact you ?

You can call us on any of the telephone numbers on the contact page or send us an email.

The Diving team will be happy to answer any of your questions you may have about diving in Tenerife, apartment rentals, Divemaster Internships or any other questions you may have.

How many dives do you do in a day?

We offer a minimum of 2 dives a day and up to 3 in the summer months, seven days a week.

I’m on my own, can I still go diving?

Yes, all our dives are guided, so there will always be at least one qualified Divemaster or PADI Instructor to guide you on each dive.

Is your boat handler licensed and trained?

Yes, we have several staff who are boat handlers all UK RYA trained and licensed within Tenerife and some even have the RYA Yachtmaster licence. In addition We also have Spanish licences with commercial endorsements.

Is your boat legal?

We operate a fully commercial diving RIB. If you are unsure about a Tenerife dive centres boat just check on it’s bow (front) and as long as it shows a number starting with “6A” it is a commercially register boat.
If it has no number or starts with “7A” it is NOT a commercial boat and it is illegal and should not be used.

Is your boat manned at all times?

Yes, the boat is manned, by a fully trained UK RYA trained boat handler/ first Aider, all the time to provide assistance entering and exiting the water, and provide surface support.

What is a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre?

The 5 Star status is given to progressive PADI Dive Centre’s for excellence in customer service, Promoting Environmental Awareness and delivering a higher standard than Dive Centres and Resorts.

What is the law regarding minimum age limits for scuba diving in Tenerife?

We follow the PADI standards, which also comply with Tenerife law, at all times. The youngest age we cater for is 10 years old for Scuba diving courses.

What is the SCUBA diving like in Tenerife?

The SCUBA diving in Tenerife is fantastic. We have good all year round temperatures with visibility ranging from 10 to 30m+. The sea life within the water’s of Tenerife range from Turtles, to Sting Rays and an abundance of aquatic life.

What’s the water temperature in Tenerife?

The water temperature is between 27°C in the summer, and 18°C in the winter. Dry suit’s definitely not required! A full wet suit is good all year round.

Where can I find you?

We are based in Golf Del Sur on a complex named Terrazas de la Paz, in the South of Tenerife.
Our diving RIB is moored at San Miguel Marina in Amarilla Golf, just a 5 minute car ride away.
We are approximately 10 minutes from the main South Tenerife airport.
Our location is ideal for over 70 dive sites within Tenerife.

Will we dive with the Dolphins in Tenerife?

Yes and No, Dolphins are protected by local maritime law; obviously when we spot Dolphins on route to a dive site we will stop for an opportunity to watch these fantastic animals from a distance. If we are lucky enough to be visited by Dolphins whilst diving we can obviously watch them.