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Location: Tenerife (Canaries)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 El Puertito With 7 votes(s).
2 Palm Mar Cave With 7 votes(s).
3 Playa Paraiso With 6 votes(s).
4 Rays With 4 votes(s).
5 The Steps With 4 votes(s).
6 ALI BA BA CAVE With 4 votes(s).
7 Los Chuchos Las Galletas With 3 votes(s).
8 Abades With 3 votes(s).
9 PARAISIO STINGRAYS With 3 votes(s).
10 El Meridian With 2 votes(s).

Marine Sightings:

Based on data from your reviews for Tenerife. we know the following about the marine life you can expect to see.
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Reef Fish Sightings: Pelagic Fish Sightings: Quality of Coral:

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From October to November
Hammerhead Sharks are seen in the Canary Islands from October to November.
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Reviews:

Here are the last 10 reviews for Tenerife. Show all of them.
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Visited Comments
November 2009 I dived with Blue Bottom Diving & Tenerife Scuba (4 rib dives in total) Loads of fish including Atlantic Rays, Common Rays, Moray Eels, Dolphins, Barracuda, Bream, Mullet, Puffers, Roncador plus many others. Great diving, warm waters, great weather all year round. No more time share sellers as they are now banned from the islands :-)
Date posted: 06-Jan-2010 15:49 by: smudge
May 2009 Dived with Tim and Rob from The Dive Shop Tenerife and couldn't ask for a more friendly group. Keep returning year after year with these guys so they must be doing something right. :-)
Date posted: 02-Jul-2009 16:37 by: Martin. A
March 2009 Saw a turtle at Alcala.
Date posted: 02-Apr-2009 22:07 by: PY77
August 2008 The dive was ok, but I expected much more life... Few fish and 3 turtles (this was the best!).
Date posted: 22-Aug-2008 18:22 by: MelgaPessoa
April 2008 great place to dive, coral sub were fantastic :)
Date posted: 26-Apr-2008 10:59 by: sylvii
March 2008 20 dive sites within 30 minutes by RIB of Los Christianos. Water temp of 19oC at 25m in March meant boots and long suits, but clear water and guaranteed sightings made up for it.
Date posted: 31-Mar-2008 11:20 by: Joeshoey
November 2008 Shore diving includes entries/exits from steps and ladders
Date posted: 06-Jan-2008 18:29 by: margesimpson
April 2007 will go again this year
Date posted: 06-Jan-2008 13:15 by: sylvii
October 2007 We dived with Tenerife Scuba. They were brilliant, really helpful and child friendly (both children dive)
Date posted: 29-Oct-2007 19:40 by: mayesn
February 2007 We really enjoyed the diving and the mountins but the time share people really make your life hell topside pester you all the time and some of the town are 'chav city' larger loats and skinheads everywhere.Get out of the towns and see the hill villages is my advise.
Date posted: 04-Sep-2007 22:40 by: hoosey


Wreck Dives:

Here are the wreck dives we know of for Tenerife.
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El Condesito
Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews
This was a large coaster carrying a cargo of concrete which crashed into one of the walls at the lighthouse. Lying between 10-15 meters the wreck itself gives a good length of time to visit different rooms inside of the wreck. Access is easy from the forward hold swimming through the remains of the cargo. The wreck is home to a family of Trumpet Fish and Octopus with the top of the wreck surrounded by thousands of Sardines.
9m / 30ft
18m / 59ft
Accidental sinking: 01-Jan-1972 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for El Condesito:
Dived it with Tenerifescuba - they were brilliant; lots of fish life - couple of trigger fish tried to cause a problem; wreck is breaking up but lots to see; only about 16m max. dived it with my 14 year old; some stonefish on wreck - so care; quite an easy dive;
Date posted: 29-Oct-2007 19:46 by: Nikki who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by NikkiRanked as Awesome by NikkiRanked as Awesome by Nikki
Dived El Condesito in May 2006 with Aqua Marina PADI 5 star centre in Los Cristianos. Excellent hosts and a very good dive site. Wreck is not deep and I visited on only my second dive after open water qualification. Plenty of marine life live in and around the wreck. Cargo of cement bags still reside in the aft hold. Bows are broken off and the remains of this section lie beside main hull. Located very close to the shore in a natural amphitheatre of rock walls. An excellent first wreck dive for the newly qualified.
Date posted: 03-Oct-2006 18:13 by: Derek who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by DerekRanked as Awesome by DerekRanked as Awesome by Derek
Still a good dive but need to be careful ; lots of trumpet fish
Date posted: 11-May-2006 16:21 by: Dan who thought that: Only experienced wreck divers should attempt this.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by DanRanked as OK by Dan
Wreck starting to fall apart now, but still a good dive
Date posted: 31-Dec-2005 16:42 by: ROy who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by ROyRanked as OK by ROy

El Meridian
Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews Ranked as Awesome by independant reviews
The Meridian was a german WWII mine sweeper used in later life as a dolphin viewing ship, but now sits on the seabed at 30m not far from the Condesita wreck, having been deliberately sunk as a dive attraction. Currently still has its mast and some rigging standing and all areas inside the wreck are accessible although the companionway to the engine room is quite narrow. Due to the square profile and depth of this dive, this is suitable for advanced divers only but makes for an excellent Nitrox Dive.
26m / 85ft
30m / 98ft
Deliberately sunk: 01-Sep-2005 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving. More info...
Diver reviews for El Meridian:
Great wreck. Steel superstructure and wooden hull. You can enter the bridge and read the dials etc. (thankfully still intact and long may this remain so !). The ship was being towed out to a shallower dive location but went down before they got there. Hence it's quite deep (upto 30m) and the current runs fast at this exposed spot. Therefore a AOW dive with good fins on ! Descent is via a line. Ascent can be along the mast. Viz fantastic. You can see all of the wreck from the surface. It makes for a nice view as you ascend to the safety stop.
Date posted: 21-Dec-2006 11:33 by: Russ who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by RussRanked as Awesome by RussRanked as Awesome by Russ
O;K;
Date posted: 23-Mar-2006 07:40 by: Spooky who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by SpookyRanked as OK by Spooky


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