The island of Tenerife enjoys an exceptional geographical situation as its little sisters of the canaries. Located 115 km from the coast of Morocco, this diving destination in The Canary Islands has a sunny climate and a pleasant temperature throughout the year, even in summer, thanks to the trade winds. Tenerife is the largest, most populated island and has the highest peak in Spain, Teide 3,718 meters, that will delight hiking lovers. Tenerife is also a unique place to dive. Along its coastline, there are numerous seaside resorts backed by beautiful beaches. The cities of Las Galletas and Costa Adeje concentrate the majority of the island’s diving activity. Numerous diving clubs offer divers diverse dive spots, such as the Cueva de Palm Mar or Cueva Ali-Baba, Coral Arch, the Condesito wreck or the Chuchos wreck but also the numerous underwater pinnacles. Technical divers will be able to admire blue sharks and hammerhead sharks in Bajada del Realjo.
When to go diving in Tenerife?
Tenerife is located on a latitude close to the equator, so it has a warm and dry climate all year round. Temperatures are warmer in summer ranging from 22 to 25 ° C and reach 13 ° C in winter. The best time to dive in Tenerife is thus between April and October.
Underwater visibility is generally 30 meters.
Marine currents are not very strong around Tenerife.
Required level: The island of tenerife is an ideal place to start the practice of scuba diving. All levels of divers will find an interesting challenge on the many diving sites offered by the dive centers.
The temperature of the water oscillates between 18 ° C in winter and 24°C in summer.
What to see in diving in Canary islands?
The unique volcanic topography of Tenerife has produced an extraordinary underwater life, It is, indeed, composed of a mixture of amazing rock formations that became a haven of peace for a very rich aquatic fauna. Many mammals such as whales, killer whales and dolphins can be found in canary waters, as well as many marine species such as turtles, angel sharks, hammerhead sharks, blue sharks, sting rays, devil rays, Grouper, barracudas and nudibranchs.