Tenerife’s all year round warm climate and calm seas, make it an ideal place to jump into the water with a mask and snorkel to get a glimpse of the astounding marine life that can be found metres from the shore line, you don’t even need a wetsuit! Take the plunge and go snorkelling with anything from turtles to sharks to hundreds of fish and see lava rock formations that have been frozen in time, there is something for everyone’s taste!
With water between 0-12m deep, this is a perfect site for snorkelling, with good visibility. You can swim out from the shore, or be daring and clamber down from the rocky sides to view huge shoals of fish and if you are lucky you will get to spot the resident pair of green turtles that live here.
Montana Amarilla (Yellow Mountain)
Entry or exit on ladder or from the rocky beach itself, with waters reaching down to 22m. There are sandy bottoms with interesting rock formations, vertical walls, colourfull sponges, stingrays, moray eels, and no boat traffic to worry about. The water is bright turquoise, with beautiful rock formations, so even when you’ve finished in the water, you’ll have a spectacular view!
A small Spanish village, great snorkeling cove with flat rocks into deeper water. Clear viewing, small flat reef, and located in the South of the island. This is a beautiful village, with a excellent fresh fish restaurants for when you´ve had enough of snorkelling for the day!
Some of the sites are subject to high boat traffic in the high season, but it generally isn’t a problem. During the winter there can be strong currents and surges, so always be careful when snorkelling, never swim out of your depth and ensure there is some one on the shore that knows you are out there.