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Diving in Arona
When to go to Arona
Arona has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature keeps relatively constant all year long, that is why diving can be done any time of the year. Meanwhile, the high diving season is from May to October. The rainiest period is from November to March. The average temperature in the warmest month of the year – August, is around 27C/81F at noon. The average temperature in the coldest month – January, is around 13C/55F at night. The water temperature here is around 23C/73F in summer and 18C/64F in winter. The water visibility is good, it varies from 10-30m/49-98ft.
What to see
Arona offers everything, from wreck diving to deep sea diving in search for the mysterious marine life, such as lizard fish, barracudas, jacks, dolphins, trumpet fish, morays, stingrays, lobsters, octopuses, scorpion fish, turtles, butterfly rays, bull rays, cuttlefish and many more species.
Scuba diving in Arona
Arona is a municipality in the southern part of the island of Tenerife. The capital of the island, the third largest city in Tenerife located 59km/37mi southwest from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is also called Arona. Tenerife South Airport is located in 18 km. This municipality can boast of the protected natural spaces, such as the Montaña de Guaza, the magnificent natural scenery of the Montaña Amarilla ("Yellow Mountain") and the Valley of San Lorenzo. Arona municipal's coastline consists of over 15km/10mi of beautiful beaches, such as Arenita, Las Galletas, Los Cristianos, Las Vistas and Enojados. Whilst tranquility is guaranteed on the small beaches and tiny coves, the tourist resorts (Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas, Las Galletas - among the best) provide visitors with non-stop fun and amusements:lots of restaurants, bars and cafes. All year round visitors are attracted here by a wide range of religious and musical festivals. Also the volcanic coast and the calm waters make diving a very popular water activity here. Both novice and experienced divers can enjoy their diving to reefs, wrecks, beautiful walls and caves, that are teeming with marine life.
Among the best dive sites you can certainly choose between El Condesito, Los Chuchos, Roncadores del Faro, Meridian wreck, El Puertito and Palm Mar Wall. El Condesito is recommended only to experienced divers due to the strong water currents. Advanced divers for sure will find it interesting to explore Palm Mar Wall and El Puertito is a great spot where divers can easily dive to see friendly calm turtles.