DIVE SITES OF TENERIFE
Tenerife is the largest of the 7 inhabited islands of the Canary Archipelago. None of the other 6 islands can match its natural wealth and diversity of landscapes.
However, the greatest treasure of Tenerife is hidden under the water surface. The number, variety and attractiveness of Tenerife’s diving sites make it by far the best diving destination in the East Atlantic.
There are mostly places with extensive rock forms of volcanic origin, including numerous grottos, tunnels, canyons, terraced slopes and rock overhangs. We have here, among others, the Cueva de los Cerebros, which is the biggest available for recreational diving cave in the Canary Islands, and unusual lava tubes in the Garachico area (Tubos de Garachico), or the beautiful system of grottos and tunnels in Cueva de la Matanza, as well as a little smaller but very charming Cueva del Tiburon or Cueva Palm Mar.
The best-preserved shipwrecks in Tenerife are El Peñon (Tabaiba) and El Meridian.
However, what makes Tenerife the most attractive for diving is the wealth of life that cannot be found on other islands of the Canary archipelago – from the smallest ocean creatures to huge rays, turtles, tuna, sharks, and with a bit of luck also dolphins and whales. Among the dive sites where we can commune with the Atlantic giants, definitely stand out: El Bufadero, Los Chuchos, Punta Rasca, Cueva del Tiburon, Cueva Palm Mar and Cueva de los Cerebros.
Most of the dive sites in Tenerife are a mixture of unusual lava forms forming rock labyrinths and a wealth of Atlantic flora and fauna. Among these places stand out, among others, the Underwater Nature Reserve of Montana Amarilla, Las Eras and Abades and El Balito.