Frequently Asked Questions
I have never been scuba diving before, how will I know if I like it?
Call into the dive centre for a FREE try-dive in the swimming pool, so you can experience breathing underwater in a confined water situation and if you like it, we can take it from there.
Where do Tenerife Dive, dive?
Tenerife Dive has 56 different dive sites and we are always discovering more! We offer boat, shore and night diving (for certified divers only). We can personalise all your Tenerife scuba diving according to your needs and requirements.
What is there to see?
Tenerife is host to a huge variety of spectacular marine life. Turtles, various species of Rays, Octopus, Barracuda, Angel Shark, Sea Horse, Canarian Lobster, Moray Eel, Puffer Fish, Roncadores, Trumpet Fish, Cuttlefish, Wrasse, Trigger Fish, Sea Anemone and Dorada to name a few! Tenerife Dive also have several interesting wreck dives, dives with swim throughs and impressive caves that can be admired from a safe distance. All our sites are awash with beautiful varieties of sub-tropical fish, coral and fascinating volcanic rock formations.
I am not a certified diver but I want to dive in the sea.
That’s no problem! You can either participate in our PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or become a PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver.
Can children enjoy scuba diving too?
Scuba diving is a fantastic experience for children to enjoy and become involved in,Tenerife Dive actively encourages junior divers! Children from 8 years can join in our PADI Bubblemaker session in our swimming pool, where they learn how to breathe underwater and play underwater games, have great fun and even receive a FREE photo certificate, to show their friends! From 10 years old, children can enjoy a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or become a PADI Junior Open Water Diver. For children younger than 8 years old, we recommend our sensational Tenerife snorkel safari!
Is it safe and are there any prerequisites for scuba diving?
Anyone can do it! Anyone in good health from 10 years old can participate in scuba diving and from 8 years old for our PADI Bubblemaker experience. As long as you have general good health, any health issues may require a certificate from a doctor stating that you are fit to dive.At Tenerife Dive your safety is our first priority. Tenerife Dive strictly follow all PADI standards and procedures and is a legal and insured dive centre, all dive kit and equipment is continuously being updated and replaced whilst being maintained to the manufacturers highest possible standards. At no point will you be left unsupervised whilst scuba diving in Tenerife with Tenerife Dive.
I want some photographs and video of my scuba diving/snorkelling, can you provide this?
Tenerife Dive can supply a photograph and video CD for just €12.00! So you can take your favourite Tenerife holiday memories home!
Do I need insurance to scuba dive?
If you are a certified diver, you will need diving insurance and this is mandatory in the Canary Islands. Most travel insurance policies will provide a limited insurance cover, however Tenerife Dive are sales partners for Aqua Med and Dive Assure and we can provide immediate cover starting from €5.50. If you are following a learning experience or introductory scuba diving with Tenerife Dive, then you are covered under our insurance.
I am a nervous diver or I could potentially be very nervous about scuba diving!
Feeling slightly nervous and anxious about scuba diving (whether you are a certified diver or a beginner) is absolutely normal. No matter how well certified or experienced a diver, there are still divers who battle their nerves. We are all individual and certain aspects of diving may worry some more than others, please rest assured that Tenerife Dive will be with you all the way. We are patient, calm and will do all we can to enable you to overcome any anxieties or issues you may have.
I really want to experience scuba diving, but it’s not fair to leave my partner, after all we are on holiday together!
Of course you are that’s why at Tenerife Dive everyone is welcome! Space permitting,Your partner is more than welcome to accompany us on the boat. Alternatively, your partner can join us for lunch or soak up some sun on the beach. Your partner is welcome to come along to the dive centre and use our facilities, swimming pool, sun beds etc. Excursions, spa treatments, tennis lesson, horse riding and windsurfing lessons can also be arranged.
I want to scuba dive with the Whales and Dolphins, can I do that?
It is against the law for anyone to purposely scuba dive in Tenerife with Whales and Dolphins. Tenerife Dive fully respects, supports and adheres to this law and under no circumstance will we promote diving in Tenerife with the Whales and Dolphins. However it is common for these spectacular creatures to put in an appearance during a dive, in this circumstance it is within the law for us to admire and observe them.
Can I feed the marine creatures when I scuba dive?
Tenerife Dive apply a strict no feeding policy. Although we are aware that some Tenerife dive centres do feed the marine life in, we strongly disagree with this. It is of our opinion that feeding any form of marine life upsets their natural feeding habits, promotes unnatural and possibly aggressive behaviour and it is not eco friendly. Whilst food obviously does attract the fish and other marine creatures, these are wild creatures that deserve our respect and the whole point is to view them in their natural state. Feeding encourages them to become tame, dependent and trusting of humans and is most unnecessary as their environment contains all the natural food that these creatures demand. It is of our opinion that humans do not need to upset this balance for their own benefit.
My dive group would love to come and dive Tenerife! Do Tenerife Dive have the facilities to host a large group?
Tenerife Dive successfully hosts large groups. As we are located within a hotel, it couldn’t be a more perfect situation for groups and clubs to enjoy! We can arrange discounted on site accommodation and we also have facilities that are suited to larger groups such as conference room, restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, changing areas and larger storage areas for your equipment and kit. We also welcome groups that are a mixture of divers and non-divers and our situation provides plenty of facilities and entertainment for the non-divers in your group.
If I book a dive holiday, can you arrange transfers from the airport?
Tenerife Dive can arrange all your airport transfers from both the south and north airports. Just inform us of your requirements and dates of travel and we will organise relevant transportation.
I want to buy some more dive equipment during my trip to Tenerife; Can I buy it from Tenerife Dive?
Of course! Talk to us about the dive equipment that you are interested in and if we do not have it in stock, we can order it for you from our suppliers at discounted rates.
I am not with the PADI scuba diving agency, is that a problem?
Not at all! Although Tenerife Dive follow all PADI procedures and standards and are PADI trained, we are familiar with all other scuba diving agencies and certifications. Whatever your agency, we’ve got it covered!
Are there sharks in Tenerife?
We are fortunate enough to have Angel Sharks during the winter months (November to March). However the Angel Shark is not to be feared, sadly, the reputation of the Shark is often very misunderstood! The Angel Shark will not harm you, unless it is antagonized and provoked. The Angel Shark can be up to 1.8 metres in length and lives on the sandy bottom of the ocean.
Are there any marine creatures that can hurt you?
As with any creature, if it is antagonized, threatened or disturbed it is likely to react! Our trained professionals are extremely knowledgeable on the local marine creatures and their behaviour and are so familiar with our dive sites that we know what creatures inhabit it and when! Therefore we will not take you to any dive site that you may feel uncomfortable with and we will certainly not put you in any danger!
I have some more questions about Tenerife scuba diving and Tenerife Snorkelling!
Then you have come to the right place! For all your Tenerife scuba diving questions please feel free to call into the dive centre, email or telephone us and we are happy to advise you. Even if you are a diver that has decided not to dive on this trip, we’d love to hear from you, call in for a coffee and say hello!
Why should I scuba dive with Tenerife Dive?
Everybody who scuba dives and snorkels with Tenerife Dive, is made to feel comfortable, welcomed and relaxed. Tenerife Dive value your custom, input and your opinions, put your needs and requirements first and ensure that you experience the very best Tenerife scuba diving and snorkelling. Tenerife Dive treat everyone as equal regardless of your dive certifications or experience. Tenerife Dive have a long list of extremely satisfied customers and an unblemished safety record. Safety is the main priority and the attention to detail is what makes Tenerife Dive stand out from the crowd.
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