The Sports Archives – Diving In Tenerife

Tenerife has a wide range of diving sites where you can shipwrecks, unique rock formations and see stunning wildlife. For beginners, training and equipment is provided by local diving instructors and tour guides.

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is a popular holiday destination for millions of tourists each year. Largely known for its golden sandy beaches and beach resorts, it is an ideal sunny getaway. Along with its beaches, Tenerife also boasts a number of other attractions, such as El Teide National Park; a stunning lunar landscape which is home to the third largest volcano in the world and the highest peak of Spain.

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Scuba diving is an exciting activity that is gaining popularity amongst tourists. The sunny beach holiday destination, Tenerife, is the ideal place to try out scuba diving for the first time or to continue with deeper dives for those with more experience and qualifications. This is thanks to the sub-tropical climate of Tenerife, meaning there are warm waters all year round, attracting an abundance of marine life and plant life for visitors to see.

There are also a large number of native plants and animals to be seen, for those with an interest in wildlife. An additional attraction of Tenerife is also its lively nightlife and its many restaurants, meaning that there is something for everyone and for all ages. However, less well-known is that it is also a fantastic destination for scuba diving, a sport which is gaining popularity amongst travellers.

Scuba diving is an exciting activity that is becoming more and more popular amongst holiday goers and Tenerife is proving to be an excellent place to explore the waters. If like many others you think that this sounds like the perfect holiday activity for you, then reasonably priced and comprehensive travel insurance is recommended and available. Scuba diving is often considered an adventure sport, so take out some specialist cover, such as Avanti scuba diving insurance.

Why Choose Tenerife?

Tenerife is known as the “Island of Eternal Spring”, enjoying a warm climate all year round with average temperatures of 18-24°C in the winter and 24-28 °C in the summer. This sub-tropical climate means that the warm waters are home to an abundance of plant and marine life.

If you choose to try out scuba diving in Tenerife, you are likely to be able to come into close contact with Sting Rays, Moray Eels and Turtles, while possibly also catching sight of Angel Sharks, Trumpet Fish, Octopi and many more. This would be a fantastic opportunity for nature lovers and also for keen photographers.

As well as the wildlife living in the natural habitat of Tenerife, it is also possible to visit the Tabaiba wreck, a ship purposefully sunk not too far from the coast in 2006 in order to create an artificial reef environment. This wreck has already attracted much marine life and visitors are allowed to enter various rooms and parts of the boat.

In addition to the wildlife, Tenerife is famous for being a volcanic island. This means that there are also a large number of unique rock formations and caves to be seen beneath the waters that were sculpted by the volcanic eruptions which created the island many years ago, an attraction that does not exist in many other diving destinations.

Diving companies in Tenerife offer visits to a wide variety of diving sites and are able to cater to both complete beginners as well as to those who are more experienced and have acquired qualifications. Both open water diving as well as deeper dives are available depending on your level of experience. These companies are family friendly and thorough training and the correct equipment can also be provided for those who require it.

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Laura Reeve is the Marketing Executive at Avanti Travel Insurance, who specialise in travel insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions, and are one of very few that have no upper age limit on their policies.

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