Snorkeling in Tenerife: all you need to know

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All you need to know to go Snorkeling in Tenerife

Among the many things to do in Tenerife, one of the most fun and above all ecological is certainly to swim on the surface by snorkelling, discovering many types of fish, turtles and breathtaking volcanic landscapes.

There are many things to do in Tenerife, including black beaches, natural pools, diving in fantastic places, breathtaking cliffs and much more.

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Where to go snorkeling in tenerife

Let’s find out the best spots for snorkelling with turtles in Tenerife.

Being a volcanic island, black beaches and fantastic cliffs are scattered everywhere, the best places for snorkelling in Tenerife both in terms of flora and fauna or volcanic landscapes that we will be able to discover together are mainly in southern Tenerife, the part of the island that we normally visit as the sea and climatic conditions are always optimal throughout the year.

Amarilla mountain among the most popular, offers a breathtaking volcanic landscape outside and underwater, with its yellow rocks overlooking the sea, turtles and colorful fish.

Abades beach offers the chance to see rocks surrounded by thousands of fish, Stingrays and Green turtles as they feed on the seaweed meadow.

On the beach of Alcalà with its jagged rocks there is the possibility of snorkelling with turtles and seeing various types of fish.

Los Gigantes with its 400-metre cliff overlooking the sea offers a breathtaking and unique panorama.

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The best time to go snorkeling in Tenerife

The best time to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife.

The Canary Islands where the climate is among the best in the world.

The water temperature varies from 19/20 degrees in winter and 24/25 in summer, for this reason it is always the best time to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife, never too cold and never too hot, in fact with a light wetsuit in winter it is possible to stay in the water for more than an hour without feeling cold.

The ocean changes rapidly based on the winds, tides and currents, without experience there can sometimes be difficulties, for this reason rely on those who know the sea and will accompany you safely making you have fun!



Flora and fauna to see while snorkeling in Tenerife

Many types of fish can be seen snorkelling in Tenerife, including the cute trumpet fish, parrotfish, barracudas, cuttlefish, octopuses, large stingrays, seahorses and much more.

Very beautiful to see cliffs covered with yellow sponges, seaweed meadows, refuge for small fish.

One of the most popular attractions is the chance to see turtles in Tenerife!

There are many beaches in Tenerife that host turtles, but not always guaranteed, in fact they move every day in their search for food.

We know the various movements and places to look for them.

There are some Diving Centers that guarantee you to see them, but only because they give their food to always keep them in the same area, making them sick and losing the ability to look for food. For this reason we will not take you to Pal Mar Wall as this site is famous for divers and snorkelers, but only where they live in harmony with nature.

Tenerife, a paradise for cetaceans among the most important in the world, in fact with its deep waters offers food and shelter for numerous Pilot Whales that live sedentary together with dolphins.

We remind you that diving with dolphins is prohibited by law, but there is the possibility of seeing them on organized boat trips.

With Scubafriends, you will be able to dive in South Tenerife and in the north area of Garachico and Puerto de la Cruz.

Not feeling ready to dive? Then the time has come to start your snorkelling adventure in Tenerife, we will take you to discover the wonders of the ocean, safely, with quality equipment, having fun and learning about the types of fish you will see in the water.

You will have the possibility to choose the most comfortable wetsuit for you, a quality mask and fins suitable for not making you tired, all included in the price! You also have the option of using a face mask without having to keep the snorkel in your mouth.

Do not waste time!

We are waiting for you to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife!

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