Costa Adeje Diving
Costa Adeje is one of the scuba diving hubs of Tenerife. Descend below the water’s surface to find caves, tunnels and arches formed by volcanic rock as well as several wrecks. Keep one eye on the blue to search for resident whales and dolphins.
Diving in Costa Adeje
The cities of Costa Adeje and Las Galletas concentrate the majority of the Tenerife’s scuba diving activity. On the southern coast of Spain’s largest Canary Island, Costa Adeje offers a large number of dive sites where divers can descend onto sunken ships, walls, caves, and impressive volcanic rock formations. The marine life is also abundant with everything from nudibranch to angel sharks.
There is a multitude of dive centres in Costa Adeje which offer dive courses ranging from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.
Best time to dive
While scuba diving in Costa Adeje the water temperature oscillates between 18℃ in winter and 24℃ in summer. Situated to the west of Africa and in close proximity to the equator, the Canary Islands experience sun all-year-round. Costa Adeje diving is best from April through to October when the water temperatures are at their most comfortable.
Types of diving
Just five minutes from the port at Costa Adeje, divers can explore two sunken ships 20-metres deep or head further ashore to The Meridian or The Condesito. Descend volcanic rock walls before reaching caves at the Cave of Palmar or relax in protected bays while admiring a whole host of marine life at El Puertito - it is also the ideal location for beginner divers to complete their first dive. Travelling by boat, deep dives with impressive volcanic formations can be witnessed.
What to see
At sites with sandy seabeds; seahorses, lizard fish, octopus, and a whole host of invertebrates and nudibranchs can be found. Green turtles inhabit several of Tenerife’s dive sites while caves are an environment where lobsters, cleaning shrimp, and the Canarian crayfish thrive. Observing the sand, angel sharks and rays may come into view while the remains of wrecks are surrounded by schools of barracuda, mullets, and trumpet fish. Looking out over the ocean, whales and dolphins can sometimes be seen.
Best places to dive
With a beautiful rocky landscape, descend onto the walls of Roncadores del Palmar while investigating cracks and crevasses for duckbill brunettes, anemones, and prawns. On the sandy bottom search for angel sharks and rays.
Another wall dive site can be found at El Faro. The site also features a series of stone arches that are filled with barracuda, shrimps, and the Canarian lobster.
At Playa Paraiso dive daring rock formations where you can pass between narrow tunnels accompanied by large sargo and sea bream.