Hello everyone! Are you ready for an unforgettable underwater adventure? If the answer is yes, then get ready to dive into paradise and explore the fascinating underwater world of Tenerife with scuba diving.
Tenerife, the largest island of the Canary Islands archipelago, is a perfect destination for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
With its crystal clear waters, diverse marine life and world-class dive sites, Tenerife offers an unparalleled underwater experience.
Tenerife's underwater life
Tenerife is known for its marine biodiversity and is home to a wide variety of species. From colorful tropical fish to majestic sea turtles and rays, here you will find a spectacle of underwater life on every dive.
In addition to fish and turtles, you may also encounter dolphins and whales in some of Tenerife's dive areas. These magnificent marine mammals are a breathtaking sight and a unique experience not to be missed. Imagine swimming next to a family of dolphins or seeing a whale up close in its natural habitat - it's truly magical!
The most popular dive sites in Tenerife
Now that you have an idea of Tenerife's underwater life, let's dive into the best places to dive on the island. Tenerife has a wealth of dive sites, each with its own beauty and unique characteristics. Here I present you some of the most popular dive sites in Tenerife 🐠.
1. Las Eras
Las Eras is a very popular dive site among local and visiting divers. Located in the south of Tenerife, this site offers an exciting dive with an abundance of marine life. Here you will see giant eels, moray eels, octopus and a variety of tropical fish. In addition, Las Eras is also known for its impressive rock formations and underwater caves, which provide a unique environment to explore. Las Eras Nest Hostel, from our Nest family, is located a few kilometers from here. Here you will find the school La Escafandra.
2. The Cliffs of Los Gigantes
Located on the south west coast of Tenerife, Los Acantilados de Los Gigantes is a stunning place to dive. With its impressive cliffs rising from the ocean floor to heights of up to 600 meters, this dive site offers a truly spectacular experience. Here you can explore underwater caves, arches and tunnels, and marvel at the rich marine life that inhabits this area. And here is our own Arena Nest Hostel.
3. The Cathedral
La Catedral is another iconic dive site in Tenerife. Located in the south of the island, this site takes its name from a large cathedral-shaped cave that lies at about 20 meters deep. The cave is breathtaking, with beams of light filtering through the openings and creating a magical atmosphere. In addition to the cave, you can also explore coral reefs, swim among schools of tropical fish and, if you're lucky, even encounter sea turtles. With the Nest Pass you will be able to move among our hostels and come to our Puerto Nest Hostel which is located in this area.
Source of the school: ▷ Scuba Diving Tenerife - Centro de Buceo Tenerife sur | Offers
These are just a few examples of the amazing dive sites you will find in Tenerife. Our hostels are located in the most important points of the island, for example the Duque Nest Hostel in Costa Adeje also organizes numerous diving experiences , snorkeling, whale watching...
The island offers a wide variety of options for divers of all levels, from beginners to experts. So get your gear ready, adjust your masks and get ready to dive into an underwater world full of beauty and excitement 🤿.
The best places to snorkel in Tenerife
If you don't feel ready to dive but still want to explore Tenerife's underwater world, snorkeling is an excellent option. Tenerife has a variety of ideal snorkeling spots, where you can swim among colorful tropical fish and explore beautiful coral reefs.
There are always snorkeling beaches close to our lodges. Arena Nest has Chacro del Diablo and arena beach nearby, Puerto Nest with Martiánez beach is ideal, Las Eras has a beach just in front of hostel 5 meters away etc. but here are the 3 best places in Tenerife. Read also: The 3 best beaches of the north of Tenerife
1. Las Teresitas Beach
Las Teresitas Beach, located in the north of Tenerife, is a beach of white arena and crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling. Here you can see a lot of tropical fish near the shore and enjoy the natural beauty of this place.
2. El Puertito
El Puertito is another popular snorkeling spot in Tenerife. Located on the south coast of the island, this small fishing village offers calm waters and an abundance of marine life. You can swim alongside tropical fish, see octopus and, if you're lucky, even encounter sea turtles.
Montaña Amarilla, located on the south coast of Tenerife, is a stunning place for snorkeling. Here you will find crystal clear waters, coral reefs and a great variety of marine life. Don't be surprised if you see brightly colored tropical fish, rays and other fascinating marine animals during your snorkeling at Montaña Amarilla.
Our lodge periodically organizes snorkeling excursions with our guests.
Choosing a dive center in Tenerife
Now that you know the best diving and snorkeling spots in Tenerife, it's time to choose a reliable dive center to make the most of your underwater experience. Here are some tips to help you choose the right dive center:
- Experience and certifications: Make sure the dive center has extensive experience and is certified by a recognized organization, such as PADI or SSI. This will ensure that you will receive quality training and dive with trained instructors.
- Opinions and recommendations: Research other divers' opinions and recommendations about the dive center. You can consult online dive forums or ask for recommendations from friends or family who have dived in Tenerife.
- Facilities and equipment: Check the dive center's facilities and equipment. Make sure they have modern and well-maintained dive equipment, and that the facilities are clean and well maintained.
Diving courses and certifications in Tenerife
If you are interested in learning to dive or improve your diving skills, Tenerife is the perfect place to do it. The island offers a wide range of diving courses and certifications for divers of all levels.
1. Open Water Diving Course
The Open Water Diver course is the first level of scuba diving certification and will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. During this course, you will learn basic scuba diving skills and dive in confined and open water. At the end of the course, you will receive your Open Water Diver certification, which will allow you to dive anywhere in the world.
2. Advanced Open Water Diving Course
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next level of scuba diving certification and will allow you to explore new diving experiences. During this course, you will do adventure dives in different specialties, such as underwater navigation, underwater photography, deep diving and more. At the end of the course, they will receive their Advanced Open Water Diver certification, which will expand their diving skills and knowledge.
3. Rescue Diver course
The Rescue Diver course is designed for divers who want to improve their rescue skills and become safer and more aware divers. During this course, they will learn rescue techniques, first aid and how to handle emergency situations in the water. At the end of the course, they will receive their Rescue Diver certification, which will enable them to help other divers in case of an emergency.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will find a wide range of courses and certifications to meet your diving needs.
Diving packages and excursions in Tenerife
If you want to enjoy multiple dives and explore different dive sites in Tenerife, dive packages and dive excursions are the ideal option. Many dive centers on the island offer packages and excursions that include multiple dives at different dive sites.
We also have a package: Nest Pass
With the Nest Pass formula you get a discount and you can move between all our hostels on the island whenever you want, so you can visit more cities, more beaches and experience more Tenerife!