Last decade Canary Islands have become very popular destination not only for beach lovers willing to spend their holidays in fancy hotels sipping cocktails by swimming pool. It turned out to be great destination for those water sports amateurs, who value oceans more than lakes or even sea waters. Or maybe they became bored and started looking for more challenges and adrenaline?
Well, it is quite obvious the ocean is bigger, deeper and full of secrets and that might be the reason it became more fascinating for number of sailors, surfers as well as scuba divers.
Actually that region offers clear waters and, because of volcanic origin of the islands, landscapes, both above and under water, are unique. That is the reason scuba diving centres have mushroomed left and right on each island offering to people the best what the area has to offer.
One of the most desired destination there, which was the symbol of luxury for many years, is Tenerife. It is the biggest island among all Canary Islands and has huge offer for anybody, including divers or those who only think about any diving experience or becoming a scuba diver in future.
The most touristy area on the island stretches from Costa Adeje to Los Cristianos and every beginner will find scuba diving schools there with wide offer – from recreational diving to licenced courses. Of course dive centres are located in other parts of the island, too, so there is no reason to head towards this tourist area, but that one is easiest and most obvious destination.
So, let’s assume you come to Tenerife and want to experience what that diving is all about, but do not consider any professional diving course yet. What can you expect? First of all, warm and calm waters, so you minimise the risk of getting frozen or scary because of the rough ocean. Then, you may choose on of the half-day courses for beginners and under the professional instructor guidance discover the island’s extraordinary marine life
First you will learn basic diving techniques of course, to make sure you feel safe and comfortable under the water. Then, usually by boat, you will be taken to the open water spots and have fun doing your first dive ever. In some places there is access to interesting diving spots directly from the beach, so you can choose any offer which makes you feel more comfortable. Whatever you choose, with your personal instructor you will go between 6 to even 12 meters deep for about 45 minutes and start enjoying underwater life swimming among exotic fish and colourful corals and observing ancient volcanic rock formations.
It is also quite common in the waters surrounding Tenerife that scuba divers meet sea turtles or rays even during short dives.
Include this experience to your vacation plans on Tenerife island and take the best it has to offer.