The Top Five Dive Sites in Tenerife

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Jet2.com keep flights to Tenerife on sale as new diving centre opens and a space age underwater experience is discovered

Jet2.com keep flights to Tenerife on sale as new diving centre opens and a space age underwater experience is discovered

Traditionally cheap flights to Tenerife are all about getting to the glorious sands and lounging under the sun’s rays before hitting the restaurants, bars and clubs in the evening.

For many, diving into the azure waters is a mere after-thought, perhaps a pastime to be enjoyed when organised by a hotel’s entertainment. However, the opening of a new diving school and the discovery of a unique aquatic concept could entice more people to discover Tenerife’s hidden underwater treasures, especially as Jet2.com keep their flights to the island on sale.

A New Experience Near the Captial

Unbeknown to some, Tenerife harbours quite an underwater experience; clear waters and dazzling marine life give rise to some excellent views. A new freediving school has opened in Tabaiba Baja; one area that is blessed with immaculate diving conditions.

This location is guarded against strong winds, making waters ideal for diving all year. Visibility is great too, typically between 20 and 30 metres, plus it is only 10 kilometres south of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Apnea Canaries Freediving Centre is the brainchild of Miguel Lozano, the former Spanish Freediving CWT and FIM national record holder. He provides full training and equipment and the area is likely to whet your appetite for diving.

Heading to Playa de la Americas

Playa de la Americas in the south of Tenerife usually attracts plenty of tourists looking to explore the marine life. Las Galletas to the south east of the popular holiday resort is arguably the best area for diving. Here, marine life likely to join you underwater includes rays and moray eels and there are a number of wrecks to discover.

Staying in the South

Further along the south and Playa San Juan is home to the best cave diving experience to be found on the island. Typically, you’ll find a similar array of marine life to that seen at Las Galletas but the addition of diving in the caves brings new life to the experience.

San Juan leads conveniently into the bigger resort of the Costa Del Silencio which has a multitude of diving sites to enjoy and explore.

A Different Kind of Diving Experience at a Great Site

Finally, in Puerto Colon, back near Playa de la Americas there is a new diving experience that is grabbing the attention of holidaymakers – BOB Diving. This unique experience uses a Breathing Observation Bubble (BOB) to let people descend below without having to be an experienced diver.

The equipment looks like something fresh out of a James Bond film but it is giving more and more people access to Tenerife’s marine life.

Jet2.com have kept their cheap flights to Tenerife on sale, making now a great time to discover the diving experience available on the island.

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