Top Quality!!! The inmersion to the south of Tenerife are a luxury. Due to The amount and variety of immersion the diver never wants to repeat a single diving profile in a complete diving vacation week.
Maybe Tenerife isn’t as famous as other diving destination in the archipelago but once it’s been discovered, all new visitors pleasantly exclaim: “Incredible! … We’ll definitely come back”
The Moray Eels Cave. Maximum 36m
Basaltic platform surrounded by a sand mantle, the residency of thousands of garden anguillas. Outside of the cave there are up to 4 different species of Moray eels: fangtooth, black, mottle and brown moray. A stone cross indicates the entrance to the cave. It’s not recommended to enter the cave if you don’t have the corresponding certifications for this type of adventure. In front of the cave. the Carmen Virgin, patron saint to those of us who live of the sea. In the deep, a rock with the form on Egyptian sphinx treasures a dolphin plate and figure that honors the great Jack Cousteau. Mutts, angel sharks, puffers, flute fishesand the queens of the place: the moray eels. Inside the cave all type of shrimps, canary Norway lobsters, lobster, bogue fishes and entacmea brimming with color.
Guaza Cliff. Maximum 24m
This is the preferred place for the novice. Three levels for a controlled and calm descent. First level, 5m platform. We find a big amount of parrot fish, flutes, John Dories and flower horns. They receive nervously our bubbles. It is a mandatory visit of sepias and octopus that play hide and seek with our cameras. We go down to the second level, around 14m. Millions of rocks that jumped into the void, from the cliff they serve as a shelter for tenths of bogue fishes, prawns, entacmea, norway lobsters, fish towns and hedgehogs schools.
The great clarity allows us to see the last level… the sand place. A garden with anguillas sorts the prints of illustrious visitors: angel sharks, rays, spiny butterfly ray. A huge school of yellow fin croaker gets to surround us completely, giving the sensation of symbiosis with the environment that surrounds us. When we get to half a tank we start going back searching for new objectives for our cameras between the rocks.
Once we’re back to the initial platform, we visit next to the cliff a little cave that’s about 10m deep called ‘the blowhole, famous for the 3 giant entacmea living there.
The Meridien. Maximum deep 30m
Shipwreck in an excellent status located in a sand place close to Palm-Mar. This sunk ship has around 42ms of length. Excellent for photographers because the visibility is amazing, creating an environment and backlighting that are hard to top. It is easy to access to its cabins and internal spaces. The aft mast rests horizontally 25m while the mast with the watchtower as its main attraction is around 15m.
Amberjack prowl and we’re occasionally accompanied by some curious dolphins in the security stop that imitate our bubbles as a game. 25 minutes in the deep are enough for an exhaustive visit before entering decompression. Easy and visual.
Roncadores del Palm-mar . Maximum deep 24m
In front of the Palm-Mar beach, a low part that’s around 5m. The fall of the wall has the shape of a horseshoe, creating and infinity of holes and hiding-places for all type of fishes. In the center of this horseshoe, a cloud of yellow bastard grunt that escape scared of our threatening bubbles. In the red sponges we search for the elusive frog fish mimetized with the background.
The Fox Cave. Maximum 20m
Between the Lighthouse and the Condesito, only 20m deep, a very interesting little cave that, except for the black coral, reminds us of Ali Baba’s Cave. Two possible exits make the shark cave a perfect initiation in this adventure. It’s called the fox cave because in the old days they had seen a fox shark making this cave its home. In the present the great prickly puffer lives there.
The Stingrays. Maximum 22m
The Stingrays or snail. 400m away from the estuary in Cookies Port is where a little shipwreck called the Snail rests. As soon the Anchor goes down the show begins: a turtle gets its head out in the surface welcoming the divers. We go down 14m through the Anchor where several stingrays guard the descent.
Two huge barracudas patrol around a yellow fin croaker school. Stay alert with the triggerfish, (ballista fish), far from being scared confront the divers fins. While we play with the turtles, giant stingrays caress the bottom looking for the complicity of some divers. Moray eels in the holes, angel sharks next to the shipwreck, garden anguillas painting the sand, bothidae, little chickens… they’re all there! The Snails is the biggest focus of all the different species that live in the Canarias. Good Party!
The Brain Cave. Maximum 12m
The canary pit. The first visit to this cave reminded me of the pits that exist in the Mexican Yucatán. It is located close to San Juan Beach, next to the beach of the luxurious Abama hotel. The entrance is 12m deep. There are three caves or different ways. They all go up to the same level 0, being able to breathe air that strain between the vault holes that preside each of the finals of the cave.
Crystalline Waters like in the pits, clouded by a little halocline that sets off first time visitors. Resident and meek Stingray , a crowd of Norway lobsters, an infinite amount of shrimps and above all some sponges shaped as brains that usually grow at 200m deep, that curiously , have found shelter in this cave where they can exist. Definitely one of the best immersions of the archipelago.