Diving at the Canary islands

The Canary islands are located 1500km/932mi to the north-east of Spain and are part of it. Together with Azores islands, Madeira and Green Cape islands they form a group of volcanic islands. These islands offer a splendid opportunity for diving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife is the largest and the most popular island of the Canary archipelago. Selecting the place for diving depends on weather conditions and personal preferences of divers. Diving at Tenerife is interesting for its relief, varied underwater world among which there are endemic species. Location: Atlantic Ocean, northwest coast of mainland of Africa What to see: Large green turtles, several ray species and population of dolphins and grind whales Depth: 7-75m/22-246ft Currents: 1-2knots Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft Season for diving: Climate is mild, that is caused by the Canary current and Teide volcano – the highest point of Spain that protects the country from cold Atlantic Ocean air. The best time for diving is from June to September. Average water temperature is 23C/73F.


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