Diving in Tenerife: dives and scuba diving courses from Playa la Arena

Experience the enchanting underwater world of the Atlantic at diving in Tenerife! Various dives and scuba diving courses for beginners and experienced divers are available. The diving equipment can be rented for a small fee.
  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Russian
  • Transfer: from the south and southwest included
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Diving in Tenerife for beginners INFO

  • Try dive in Tenerife - 20 minutes75.-€
  • Try dive in Tenerife - 40 minutes95.-€

Diving in Tenerife for certified divers INFO

  • 1 scuba dive for certified divers40.-€
  • 2 scuba dives on one day for certified divers70.-€

Diving courses in Tenerife INFO

  • Scuba Diver course - up to 12 m depth - 1 day215.-€
  • Open Water Diver course - up to 18 m depth - 2 to 3 days360.-€
  • Advanced Open Water Diver course - up to 30 m depth - 2 days295.-€
Heavenly underwater world

Overview / General Information

Dive in Tenerife - discover the underwater world

The Atlantic Ocean is a fascinating habitat full of exotic animals and plants. Tenerife is one of the best and most popular dive sites in the world - this is due to the interesting caves, grottos, canyons, wrecks, colourful schools of fish and the year-round good conditions for divers of all levels. Whether beginner or brevertieter diver, here underwater enthusiasts get their money's worth. Many start their first diving adventure on Tenerife, others circle the entire island during their diving holidays and discover the many wonderful diving spots. Whichever option you choose, the following applies to all options of this offer:


  • Duration: upon your choice
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Tenerife South
  • Starting points: Playa Arena


  • Wetsuit, experienced instructor, professional guide

Option 1: Diving in Tenerife for beginners

Beginners should be at least 10 years old to try their first dive. A trial dive is recommended to see if you like diving in general. Have the confidence to try a shallow dive with a certified instructor who will show you how to breathe correctly first above and then step by step underwater. First 1 meter and then deeper until you reach the bottom at 6-8 meters. Without hurry you can get used to the diving feeling and with a little luck the first turtle will swim past you! The diving equipment is included with the test dives in Tenerife.

Option 2: Dives on Tenerife for certified divers

Experienced divers can join various dives in Tenerife, for example the dive with turtles or rays, dives at a wreck or through a volcanic landscape under water. If you want, you can also dive through a tunnel of Tenerife or try a dive at night. Please note in the comments field during booking, which kind of dive you would like to do. The diving equipment can be rented for 5 € / dive on site.

Option 3: Diving courses in Tenerife

The scuba diving center in Tenerife represents PADI, the biggest diver's organisation worldwide. All offered scuba diving courses and scuba dives follow the internationally acknowledges PADI guidelines. The scuba diving teachers are multilingual and part of a friendly, professional team.

Scuba Diver

  • Suitable for: beginners
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price incl. equipment, theoretical training, pool training, 2 dives in the sea, PADI-certificate, transfer from / to hotel
  • After the course you are allowed to dive with a group with a professional diving teacher up to 12 m deep.

 Open Water Diver (OWD)

  • Suitable for: beginners
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Price incl. equipment, theoretical training, pool training, 4 dives in the sea, PADI-certificate, transfer from / to hotel
  • After the course you're allowed to dive together with a diving partner (buddy) into a depth of 18 m (children until 14 years are allowed to dive up to 12 m deep).

 Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Suitable for: divers who have at least the OWD certificate
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price incl. equipment, 3 adventure dives, 5 advanced dives, certificate, transfers from / to the hotel
  • After the course you're allowed to dive into 30 m depth (children until 14 years until 21 m depth).
Important information


  • Ability to swim
  • Minimum age 10 years

Please bring along:

Please don't forget to bring your brevet / diving certificate if you're an experienced diver.

Detailed description

Diving in Tenerife: Fascinating Dives and Diving Courses from Playa la Arena

Discover the fascinating underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean while diving on Tenerife - and a unique maritime life thanks to tropical influences. In the coastal waters, parrotfish and groupers live practically side by side. The encounter with a ray is just as spectacular here as the shoals of barracudas that suddenly appear in front of you. In addition the volcanic geography under water, enormous visibility depths and the wealth of caves, grottos and inhabited rock walls. The Canary Island of Tenerife is also a good choice for diving all year round. From January to December you can indulge in water sports and sunbathing in pleasant temperatures. If you want to learn how to dive in Tenerife or to extend your experience with different dives, you can choose between dreamlike diving spots around the island, with an accumulation in the warm south. Also divers, who would like to qualify themselves further, find here optimal conditions and a professional company for PADI courses of all kinds.

Beginners start their first underwater experience on Tenerife with an experienced diving instructor. At your own pace, you can familiarise yourself with the equipment and breathing techniques, go slowly from the beach into the sea and approach depths of up to 8 metres during introductory dives. There you will observe fish, sea animals and starfish. Divers with experience can explore Tenerife's marine landscapes at depths of up to 40 metres, with some spots accessible from shore and others better reached by boat. Many different types of underwater life can be found at Abades, a protected dive site with a maximum depth of 12 metres. Below the famous Montaña Amarilla (yellow mountain) continues what already looks impressive above water. Volcanic rocks, underwater mountains, caves and vaults are habitats for colourful fish and large sea rays.

The diving center and certified diving instructors support you in your diving adventure on Tenerife. In addition to the transfer from the south, some of the equipment is included in some offers. Safety is a top priority with all options so you can enjoy your underwater experience to the full. Starting point for dives and diving courses is Playa la Arena.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.
Please note: we recommend a general practice of allowing a surface interval of 24 hours or more before flying after diving to prevent decompression sickness.

Customer Reviews Dive in Tenerife - discover the underwater world

Jürgen wrote on Oct 28, 2019
Overall rating
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Great experience

We booked a 40 minute trial course as we had no diving experience at all. We were welcomed super nice. Everything was explained in peace and in German and we were then dressed. We had enough time to practice and when you have practiced enough in the water, the dive goes 6 to 8 meters down! It is just incredibly beautiful. Lots of colorful fish seen ... Small reefs ... Large crevices ... bigger fish and you could see very far under water. There is always an exchange teacher next to you and you feel safe. Unfortunately no turtles were seen, but the experience was unique even without turtles. We recommend!

Tolles Erlebnis

Wir haben einen 40 minütigen Schnupperkurs gebucht, da wir überhaupt keine Taucherfahrung hatten. Wir wurden super nett empfangen. Alles wurde in Ruhe und auf Deutsch erklärt und wir wurden anschließend eingekleidet. Wir hatten ausreichend Zeit zum üben und wenn man dann genug im Wasser geübt hat, geht's zum Tauchgang 6 bis 8 Meter runter! Es ist einfach unglaublich schön. Viele bunte Fische gesehen…Kleine Riffe...Große Felsspalten....größere Fische und man konnte sehr weit unter Wasser sehen. Immer ist ein Tauschlehrer neben dir und man fühlt sich sicher. Leider keine Schildkröten gesehen, aber das Erlebnis war auch ohne Schildkröten einzigartig. Sehr zu empfehlen!
Petri wrote on Jan 22, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

Nice and very competent!

A school with very nice and competent people. They take care and help as much as possible. Everything is well organized and we had transfer :) Our instructor prepared us well for our exam, he was the total professional. It was a relaxed, very friendly atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! We can recommend this school.

Nett und sehr kompetent!

Eine Schule mit sehr netten und kompetenten Leuten. Sie kümmern sich und helfen so viel wie möglich. Es ist alles gut organisiert und wir hatten Transfer :)
Unser Tauchlehrer hat uns hervorragend auf unsere Prüfung vorbereitet, er war das totale Profi. Es herrschte eine lockere, sehr freundliche Aatmosphäre. Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Wir können diese Schule sehr gerne weiterempfehlen.

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Due to the high demand, especially for private boat tours, we recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance!