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Dive Review of Aqua Marina Dive Centre/Playa de las Americas, Tenerife in
Spain/Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Aqua Marina Dive Centre/Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Apr, 2005,

by David Schwab, AE, USA . Report 1669.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Divers looking for beautiful corals and lots of tropical fish will be disappointed; they should book a trip to the Red Sea. Tenerife and its sister islands are the result of volcanic activity; except for the critters, diving here will remind you more of diving the quarry or lake back home. Lots . . . lots of moray eels, sting rays and eagle rays. Baracuda, angel sharks, scorpion fish, and octopi are also in residence here. It takes some looking in the right places to find some of these, but persistent divers with a good torch will be rewarded. Most dives are from a RIB; a couple of shore dives are a real challenge because of rocks and tides. Dives between 5 - 45 metres. British owned/operated Aqua Marina Dive Centre ( is close to the beach . . . just a short walk with equipment to load the RIB to sites nearby. Multi-lingual dive staff is first class: friendly, knowledgeable, professional and willing to ensure the customer has an enjoyable dive holiday. Good place for beginners: while I dived, my companion took the PADI OW and AOW courses and is now an excitied, certified diver. Rental kit is in good shape; plenty available. I would go again and dive with Andy and Neil anytime. Tenerife is surprisingly clean and colourful. Food is good. Rent a car and take time to drive up to the volcano (although warm on the shore, it's cold on the mountain!). Condos readily available and local markets remain open late. Book early.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving United Kingdom, Norway, Thailand, Red Sea, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Florida, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 18-19°C / 64-66°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Diving with a guide; reasonable depth limits enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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