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Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

1. Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area

Start your journey to explore the underwater worlds of the oceans on a try dive activity in Tenerife. Meet at the dive center in Costa Adeje and get a short information session with your instructor before your first dive. Dive to a depth of no more than 7 meters under the careful control and supervision of your PADI-qualified instructor. Experience what it feels like to breathe underwater and get closer to the sea life than you ever imagined possible. Then, go on a snorkeling safari in waters that have been voted some of the best in the world. See the diverse marine life of the Tenerife as you explore a site populated by different fish and turtles. Look for whales and dolphins from the boat as you sail from one location to the next. ITINERARY • Meet in the school, fill in the medical statement, dress in wet suits and fins, and listen to a 10 to 15-minute briefing • Walking to the speed boat (2 minutes) • Boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) • Scuba diving with an instructor (25 to 30 minutes) • Snorkeling with mask and tube (25 to 30 minutes) • Return boat ride (15 to 20 minutes depending on water conditions) The total duration of the excursion (including preparation in the school, activities, and boat rides) is around 2.5 to 3 hours.

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

2. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

3. Tenerife: Try Dive in the Protected La Caleta Bay

Arrive at La Caleta de Adeje, one of the few protected nature areas on the island of Tenerife. Meet the friendly, professional diving teams.  After the initial briefing and getting into the water, you will dive into the bay of La Caleta. See numerous species of Canarian fauna and flora. After diving, listen to a debriefing from the instructors whilst enjoying a coffee or tea. At the end of the experience, you will be given a diploma and all the videos and photos taken during the activity.

South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

4. South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

The staff will pick you up from your hotel before taking you to the dive center in El Fraile, a small distance away from Las Galletas on the southern end of Tenerife. Once at the dive center, while the staff sort and pack the gear needed, you can relax with a tea or a coffee. When everything is packed you will proceed to the chosen dive location. There you will receive a short introduction to the basic skills involved in scuba diving and the dive equipment that you will use during your experience. Together with one of the staff members, you will prepare your dive equipment for the dive. Hands-on assembly of the gear yourself (under supervision) will get you familiar with the equipment you are using before you enter the water. Your professional dive guides will then show you how to get used to breathing using the scuba gear. Once in the water, there will be a few small exercises to make sure you are comfortable. Then, under close guidance, you will be free to explore the fascinating underwater world of Tenerife and say hello to the “colorful locals”. Upon return to the dive center, the staff will collect up and wash down all the equipment used. Once having returned, you will be free to ask questions or share your experience with others.

Tenerife: Discover Scuba Diving

5. Tenerife: Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive you will practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater. Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive. Have fun swimming around and exploring.

Tenerife: Discover Scuba Diving with Free Photos

6. Tenerife: Discover Scuba Diving with Free Photos

Enjoy your first scuba diving experience with photos to document your adventure. Begin with a lesson on the theoretical aspect of diving. Learn the basic concepts of diving, how to use the equipment and techniques for breathing and underwater communication. Head to the beach in a shallow, calm area for your first underwater practice. Work at your own pace until you start to feel confident. Then go a bit deeper (maximum of 12 meters), enjoying the epic underwater scenery. See amazing underwater volcanic formations and a great diversity of marine life. A certified instructor will support you at all times to ensure you safely enjoy the experience.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

7. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

Learn about the basics of diving theory and the gear you will be using on your scuba dive. Set up your own scuba diving kit with the help of your instructor. Put on a wetsuit and your diving gear and talk about the four basic skills you will practice underwater.  Enter into the protected bay of Radazul, where you can slowly adapt to the new and exciting, underwater environment. Ease yourself into scuba diving with a location that is perfect for first time divers. Enjoy calm, shallow waters, like that of a swimming pool. Dive into the underwater world and follow your dive instructor, as they lead you to places of interest in the bay. Discover fascinating aquatic life and observe the life of these fish from a respectful distance. Return to the dive center and talk about what you saw on your dive with your group. 

San Miguel de Abona: 2–Dive Package

8. San Miguel de Abona: 2–Dive Package

Head to the only dive center authorized by the government of Canary Islands in Golf del Sur, where the sun shines an average of 330 days per year. With a 100% safety record, receive an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime. Choose the equipment that best suits your needs. Find a wide selection of equipment from the best brands: Scubapro, Aqualung, Mares and Cressi. Then, leave the base for two dives during and be guided in safely into the warm and crystalline waters of the wild ocean of Tenerife. Every dive profile will be customized according to your experience level. Working only with small groups, usually two up to a maximum four or six divers. There will be no time limits, only your air consumption. During the surface interval, gain some knowledge about the marine life you have just seen while munching on a snack based on fresh fruit and cookies.

Tenerife: Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

9. Tenerife: Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

Discover some of the most amazing dive sites off the south coast of Tenerife and marvel at the diverse underwater world on a fun scuba diving activity for all those with a BSAC, CMAS or PADI dive certificate. Meet in the port of Puerto Colon, just 100 meters from the ocean, and then board one of 2 speedboats where all the necessary equipment will be waiting so that you don't have to carry it. Travel across the water to find the best diving locations depending on the day's conditions. Head to sites where the visibility is good for the best views of the marine life. Swim with colorful fish and look for adorable sea turtles in their natural habitat.

PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days

10. PADI Open Water Course in 3 Days

The PADI Open Water Diver course usually takes 3 days. The schedule is arranged according to your wishes so it is very flexible. You will start the first day by watching a video explaining everything you need to know about diving. The information taught in the video will be important for the exam that you will do at one point during the 3 days. The instructor will also give you information about diving, equipment, skills, and safety procedures before you go into the water. When you are ready, you will perform the skills in confined water with the instructor. The next 2 days will consists of 4 Open Water dives where you will perform exercises and start the exploration of the aquatic world. This course is really enjoyable and you will never forget the first time you breathe and swim on your own underwater. The professional instructors will always make sure that you have an amazing time in full safety.  

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What people are saying about Tenerife

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 514 reviews

First time diving. We were given clear instructions and were paired off with one instructor per two people which was great. They were patient and very experienced. Saw stingrays, trumpet fish, crabs, barracuda, cuttlefish, parrot fish and flounders! I managed to stay diving an hour and my boyfriend and his brother 35 minutes. Went about 10 metres deep. Really enjoyed it and would 100% recommend the company! You can also take your own GoPro or they offer to take photos for you with their own camera

I’m not a swimmer yet this was one of the best experiences ever. I joined the beginner course where I had One instructor Davide with me throughout. Davide is a very patient gentleman with many years of experience. His instructions was accurate. The whole team was friendly. I really loved my session and I will definitely be returning to Tenerife and scuba diving.

Amazing experience in Tenerife! The instructors were the best, very experienced, organised and helpful! We tried scuba-diving for the first time and they made us feel very comfortable throughout the dive. A must try on the island!

Loved the experience! Didn't find any turtles but the guides were amazing amd showed us some other cool things and fishes! Went over things wery well and were super nice! ❤️

Instructor were helpful. Being a beginner level diver the teaching part before the main dive was in detailed. Whole dive was super fun.