Tenerife Scuba Diving

Tenerife is a fantastic place for scuba diving. Not only does the sun shine all year around, but the usual diving conditions are excellent. A scuba dive in Tenerife can include encounters with barracudas, manta rays, sea horses, turtles, dolphins, and whales. Tenerife, is home to large resident populations of Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins.

If you just want to try scuba diving whilst on holiday, or are interested in gaining PADI diver qualifications you can do it with Granadilla Diving safe in the knowledge that you will be guided by a fully qualified PADI instructor who is an expert in the local area, and that all the equipment you will need can be borrowed from their Club House at no extra charge.


Types of Scuba Diving

Once you’ve completed your first scuba course and have your scuba diving licence, you are ready to explore the different types of diving that exist.

Night Diving: Scuba diving opens your eyes to the exciting and alien underwater world that exists beneath the surface of the ocean. Night diving makes this world seem even more mysterious as the darkness transforms the depths into a completely different world brimming with new life. This brings with it a new set of challenges and dangers that will test your wits and scuba diving skills.

Drift Diving: Drift diving is different to both night and deep diving as it takes into account the oceans natural currents to propel a diver through the water quickly, which allows you to travel further for less effort. Some scuba divers even compare the feeling of drift diving to flying as divers feel a complete sense of freedom. Drift diving also allows divers to look down and notice predators easier than during normal dives.

Deep Diving: Scuba diving is considered deep diving when the depth of the dive is at least 18 meters from the surface, however most deep diving adventures occur closer to 30+ meters. Deep diving trips are not like your typical scuba diving adventures that focus on aquatic life and reefs. Deep dives usually involve exploring some old wreckage from a sunken ship or maybe a rare species of marine life that is only found in the deeper water. Due to the depths involved, deep diving can be dangerous if the dive is not properly organised so proper planning must take place before leaving the boat.

Wreck Diving: Is wreck diving dangerous? Wreck diving can be dangerous if correct procedures aren’t followed. As long as adequate training is undertaken, wreck diving can be extremely good fun, safe and rewarding.To dive on and around a wreck you do not need a specific course or a wreck diving cert, at a minimum you would need to be an open water diver, or an advanced open water diver if you were diving beyond 18 metres.