We have already talked about many of the wonderful things that can be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz, with its endless stories and legends, landmarks, beaches and various attractions. However, we are still only on the surface, see what the naked eye can spot during a pleasant stroll through its streets.
It is that Puerto de la Cruz and surroundings hide many more treasures beyond its surface, and specifically if we get into the seabed of Puerto de la Cruz to transport us to new and hidden worlds that go unnoticed by most people and that can also be enjoyed during a trip to our wonderful city.
Diving in the seabed of Puerto de la Cruz
Diving in Puerto de la Cruz is an activity that should not be ruled out if you’re a fan of this sport and want to get to know all the hidden places when you travel. The stable temperatures of the waters of Puerto de la Cruz, ranging between 19 ° C and 25 ° C, make it a perfect place to practice diving, reason why it every year attracts the attention of fans and photographers who marvel at the beauty from the depths of Puerto de la Cruz and its surroundings.
The best diving zones of Puerto de la Cruz
There are five outstanding areas in particular of immersion in Puerto de la Cruz, which are most visited for its beauty and its peculiarities which we will review below.
1. The Cathedral
- • Location: At the dock of Puerto de la Cruz
- • Difficulty: Advanced due to heavy currents that usually occur in the area, not recommended for amateurs.
The diving area of “La Catedral” is known by this name because the rock formations that can be seen in the area remind of this architectural construction, with arches, vaults, chimneys and narrow walls between which is possible to see lobsters, barracudas and hedgehogs. Quite a show!
2. Baja de los Realejos
- Location: West of Puerto de la Cruz at 1 mile away from land
- Difficulty: Medium-Advanced due to strong currents also commonly found in this area.
During the dive in this area can be found in the highest areas sardines, eels, mackerel, amberjack, abbots and groupers and sea bass in the deeper areas.
The “Exclusion of Realejos” unfolds from 5 meters to 40 meters, which, according to your diving experience, you can choose to make a more or less deep dive
3. La Rapadura
- Location: Costa de Acentejo (Santa Ursula) three nautical miles from Puerto de la Cruz
- Difficulty: Advanced
Such an impressive place that has been on the cover of National Goegraphic due to the original basaltic formation extending up to 50 meters deep and featuring a height of 30 meters. The pattern of the rock structure that you can see in these depths makes it a spectacular and unique place thanks to the homogeneous cooling with which it formed. Long ago it stood not on the seabed, but on the outside due to the lower height of the oceans in a glacial stage. In this unique location you can find sponges, gorgonians and shoals.
4. El simplón Reef
- Location: A few minutes from the pier of Puerto de la Cruz
- Difficulty: Low
The depth of this rocky bottom ranges between 15 and 20 meters where you can spot a combination of caves and arches perfect for novices divers and where fish abound as abbots, sea bass and yellowtail.
5. El túnel
- • Location: West of Puerto de la Cruz a few minutes from the coast.
- • Difficulty: Moderate
As its name suggests, it is a large tunnel 35 meters deep within which can be found three large arches that allow the light to enter the same.
A treasure to be discovered
Very few tourists come to discover the many natural treasures that hides the seabed of Puerto de la Cruz. That is why, if you’re a fan of diving and have some experimentation, do not miss the opportunity to this adventure and to discover the beautiful seabed of Puerto de la Cruz. We are confident that it will leave you with your mouth open. If you are a fan of active tourism, maybe you also like to know the best hikes of northern Tenerife and so combine adventures in the sea and in the mountains.
If you are considering to discover these treasures and spend some of your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz, we would like to meet you and offer you a stay with every possible amenity in our renewed Apartments Ambassador, that can be your base camp for the many adventures you can live in Puerto de la Cruz.