Wreck depth 18-20 meters - Boat
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 2 Minutes
This is a boat dive on an old wreck, sitting on a sandy
bottom surrounded by Stingrays. You can enter the wreck from
both ends and swim through to the other side. We have a friendly
turtle that usually visits us, to be fed when he taps your head for food. This dive
is so condensed with fish it is like swimming in a crowded fish tank. Stingrays,
Eagle Rays, huge Atlantic Rays and sometimes if you are lucky the odd Manta Ray are waiting in anticipation
to be fed. The wreck is home to Moray's and a large family of Trumpet Fish, Oh! and
not forgetting the dancing prawns inside the wreck. This dive is
amazing and divers come back to do it again and again.
THE TURTLE IS BACK!!
Rock de Fabien 22 - 50 meters - Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 4 minutes
This is an amazing dive. As you descend down the line there are Striped
Barracuda everywhere some reaching 1 meter in length. If you are lucky you will also
see some Boxlip mullet. The rock is covered in Coral from top to bottom and it is
surrounded by clear pure white sand. This is not a dive for beginners due to the depth.
Small rock swim through caves with a few Morays lying in 34 meters.
Yellow Mountain 5 - 24 meters - Shore Dive or Boat
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 7 minutes
This is a very popular dive site. A dive site soon to become
a Marine Reserve. We have eradicated most Sea Urchins from here, the result
is amazing. Come and see for yourself. An awesome dive !!! Underneath is
like diving on the moon, crystal clear scenery. As you swim down through the
Lava overhangs, above you small sand smelts litter the view. A
swim through the lava rocks reveals multi coloured soft corals and sponges,
as you can see from the picture. The large cave, called Cathedral Rock, with
a width of around 4 meters, an easy swim through, with the exit through the
whole in the top. The boat will anchor in 6 meters of water, maximum depth
on this dive is 25 meters. Here we can see several Moray's in the rocks,
octopus, Roncadores, Barracuda plus many types of other Marine life.
WHITE MOON / SAN MIGUEL- Boat dive
Distance from Dive Centre - 15 Minutes
One of the best dives. Drop into
crystal 25 meters of water, to be met by at least 6 large groupers, then
move to the 30 meter ledge, dropping off to 40 meters plus, surrounded by Black
Coral. Here you will be met by the two huge friendly resident groupers, a huge shoal
of large Barracuda, and usually Puffer fish, various species of rays, Medregal up to 2 meters, Angel Sharks... the list goes on. An amazing dive.
Champinones depth 22-32 meters - Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 2 Minutes
Championes in the English language means Mushrooms.
This got its name from the type of rock formations you see on this
dive. The volcanic scenery here is very dramatic swimming through
holes and overhangs, with drop off reefs. This dive is well known for the
free swimming moray eels. Large Tuna
including Trigger fish are popular on this dive. Other common fish are Glass-eye
(Catalufa) and Barracuda. We often start here for a great drift dive,
covering two other sites on route.
Palm Mar Caves 34 meters - Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 10-15 minutes
This is a very interesting dive due to its history, which prevents divers
from going all the way inside the cave, even though we know you cannot
resist the temptation of what is inside. A complete wall of moray eels
live inside and outside the cave in the many crevices. A great variety
of fish inhabit this area, you will see Glass eyes, larger fork beards,
lobsters, Atlantic barracudas and
much more. A small cross for the memory of Jacques Cousteau is next to the wall. We drop the
anchor in around 19 meters, then drop over the ledge to have a look at the cave
mouth. Further to the right of the cave is a statue of the Madonna and baby
Jesus, put there to bless the fisherman as they leave the port of Cristianos.
A good site for the large Atlantic Rays.
Las Rosas 6 meters - 30 meters Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 7 Minutes
It is a barrier with volcanic
rock forming vaults, shallow caves and small tunnels with large blocks of
rock which have fallen from the upper part. Descending past different colours
of soft coral on the rock surfaces, swim underneath schools of little fish which shine between the
gives them a luminous effect. Rockfish can be found all over the sand
between the rocks, dusky groupers and white bream that habitat this area well.
A fantastic and easy dive as we anchor in 6 meters and drop over the ledge to 18
meters. This large ball of Roncadores greets you as you exit a large
swim through. For the more experienced they can swim further down to view
the black coral which lies in 30 meters. This site has also been cleared of
sea urchins with dramatic effects.
Condesito Wreck 10-45 meters
- Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre on Boat - 10 Minutes
This was a large coaster carrying a cargo of concrete which
ran aground after developing steering problems. Luckily for us it rammed
itself up a beautiful gully. Lying between 10-18 meters, the wreck itself
has now broken up, exposing the boiler and engine room. Access is
easy from the rear 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. From here we can swim off to an area with Black
Coral, spectacular views at 40 meters with a drop of to 60 meters and
Steps/Bananas 20-37 meters - Boat Dive/Drift
Distance from Dive Centre - 5 Minutes
This is a boat dive where we can descend to 3
meters or free fall to 15 meters. This dive is for the
very experienced and novice. We quite
often see our dolphin friends during the trip here, up to now
they will not come near us, only view us from a distance. But we are working on
it. The top part of this dive is a rocky platform just 5m below the
surface of the water, now cleared of urchins. We swim past a platform covered in
sea weed before we drop to a depth which is current dependent on the direction we
go. Swimming around us, we will see schools of barracudas and almaco jacks
feeding on the banks of the smaller fish.
Divers have described this area as like flying when we have strong
currents. Here we normally see
the Angel Sharks during winter, sting rays throughout the year, and tuna
when we a re lucky.
Coral Arch 18-24 meters - Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre - 5 Minutes
A dive with a difference. Anchoring in about 18 meters,
we swim down
through arches of various sizes. Underneath one great large arch is a Stone
Dolphin which is for
Cousteau, an amazing feature. Along side is another for a local dive centre
owner. In another area, a chair and photo monument lies in memory of an
old friend of ours, from the old La Morena. The soft corals and
colours underneath the arches are a must.
Ali Baba Caves 40 meters - Boat Dive
Distance from Dive Centre - 10 Minutes
This dive is not for the novice divers.
Descending into 32 meters down the anchor line next to a
drop off to the cave. Dropping over the edge brings you into the cave mouth. We have seen many
Angel Sharks and Large Groupers on this dive. A torch is a must, as when you shine
your torch on the walls the whole cave comes alive with shrimps. The entrance of the cave lies on pure
white sand which if you look behind you drops off again but we only look. Above the
caves the bubbles brush your face as you swim over the top. Once again not for the
inexperienced as on a high tide we have reached 45 meters on the cave mouth.
Currents can be expected some days.
The Blow Hole.
Distance from Dive Centre - 25 Minutes Drive
This is a dive only for the advanced and the
adventurous diver. The entrance point is a 5 meter giant stride into a Blow Hole
approximately 3 meters across. At the bottom of the blow hole you exit through a
cavern full of Octopus, Lobsters and prawns. Once in the open sea the dive continues
up to a depth to about 25 meters to a large swim through covered in huge
Jewel anemones. Returning to shore, we can enter into a large cave system with plenty of
entrance and exits. The cave system is in a maximum of 6 meters deep which allows
lot and lots of bottom time. Typical fish are Catulufa, Dorada, Parrot
Fish, Various Eels, Octopus and trumpet fish. The dive finish's
underneath steps making an easy exit.
Stone City 15 - 20 meters
Distance from Dive Centre - 6 Minutes
is usually a drift dive, dropping off the boat into around 12 meters of
water and following the white sand down to
20 meters. We glide with the current (easy life)
along the reef wall, towering 10 meters plus above us. On this dive you will
see all our normal local fish plus Stingray's. This
dive is not dived by any other school (to our knowledge) This is a nice
relaxing dive taking in the beautiful scenery and having the time to enjoy
just being there.
There are over 7 different sites in which we visit for deep dives. Please understand
that it is only qualified and experienced divers who can dive these dives. We
will have a separate boat, stage tanks and all safety procedures will be followed.
On Friday's we dive with the locals here in Tenerife. Friday's are a day where we
explore the deep dives so we know EXACTLY where to take you when you get here.
Distance from Dive
Centre - 8
Cita Del Mar -
Large fishing trawler, lies
in 48 meters. I call it the ghost ship as it still has a presence to this day.
We free fall into 25
meters and swim down to the wreck, delayed smb's are carried and free ascents on this
dive. The boat follows the whole dive. 15 Lts are carried pumped to 225 Bar
and ponies also.
Distance from Dive
7 Minutes or 10 Minutes (two different area's)
Black Coral - Now
we have two dives which are called Black Coral, one is called Coral Negro which means the
same in Spanish. These dives lead us down to 45 meters where on both dives you will
find arches created by the lava flow years ago. If your lucky you might see the two
moon fish which live there. This is where you see the big fish, large black
stingray's, Angel Sharks, Groupers and always lots of large groups of Barracuda.
These dive sites are only 5 minutes on the boat from Las Galletas harbour. We have
been diving this dive for 10 years now and even we go back on our days off.
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