With idyllic crystal-clear waters and warm sea temperatures, Costa Adeje is perfect for diving and snorkelling. So whether you’re new to the water sport, or fancy yourself as a bit of an expert, here’s our ultimate guide to snorkelling and diving in Costa Adeje, Tenerife.
A 15 minute drive from Costa Adeje, you’ll have the choice of either snorkelling or diving on this rocky reef. Known as ‘The Little Port’, dives range from 3-12 metres deep with no current, meaning you’re likely to spot at least one turtle and even a seahorse at this site.
Puerto Colon – B.O.B Diving
Get up close and personal with Tenerife’s sea life, just a 20 minute boat ride from popular Puerto Colon beach. Perfect for beginners and kids, you’ll be able to explore the open water on a B.O.B scooter, which looks like an astronaut’s uniform. And thanks to the oxygen-filled helmet, you’ll have at least one hour uninterrupted to cruise along the sea bed without needing to come up for air.
Reaching as far as 24 metres deep, visibility is great in this diving area. Made up of two bays, you’ll find an entrance to a cave as you swim to the second bay. Here you’ll find some rarer species like arrow crabs and black stingrays.
La Caleta and La Caleta Wall
Around a 10 minute drive from Puerto Colon, this pebbly beach is great for snorkelling and diving. Head further out to the wall of rocks and you’ll spot starfishes, barracudas and even sea urchins. Bigger fish like the angel shark and rays can be found on the sea bed during mating season.
Both divers and snorkelers can enjoy the view of these two shipwrecks, 25 metres apart. As you descend down the 22 metre drop, you’ll find the remnants of the ships surrounded by groups of garden eels and two-banded breams. Massive trumpet fish are usually hiding inside the wreck.
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