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Playa Abades: Our most recommended tours and activities

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

1. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

From Abades: Marine Protected Try Diving

2. From Abades: Marine Protected Try Diving

Discover Scuba Diving in the Atlantic Ocean's breathtaking underwater life of Abades, a marine protected area, perfect for first-time divers. Explore several reefs with small caves and walls, admire the seagrass, and try to spot a turtle. Relax on the beach afterward, away from the tourist crowds. Arrive in Abades, and enjoy a warm welcome at the meeting point right in front of the beach. Get introduced to scuba diving and learn the first steps needed to start exploring the world beneath the surface. Feel safe in a bay, completely sheltered with no current, big waves, and calm waters. Dive in and explore different reefs with smaller caves and walls to explore. Get up close to the seagrass and watch it wave as you spot sea turtles that like to swim nearby. Besides diving, this small holiday resort is ideal for spending time on the beach away from the crowds.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

3. Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

Discover the vibrant underwater world off the coast of Playa Abades on Tenerife on a guided snorkeling tour. See a variety of colorful marine life, followed by a traditional dinner of typical Canarian cuisine. After meeting your guide at the beach, put on your professional snorkeling equipment and neoprene suits. Head underwater to explore the coral reef with hundreds of colorful fish. With a bit of luck and depending on the season, you may also spot large turtles and stingrays. Try to find the mysterious octopuses hidden underneath the stones. After leaving the water, head to a popular local restaurant for a hearty meal of typical Canarian food. You will also receive underwater photos of you and your group taken by the instructor after the tour. Important there are 2 options one with lunch and the other only Tour without lunch !

Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

4. Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

Dive in and explore the crystal waters along Tenerife's southeast coast. Swim amongst tropical and sub-tropical fish and spot species that you can't find anywhere else in the world. Learn about the world below the waves from your professional instructor. The tour leaves from Abades and heads to the marine protected area, a sheltered bay with calm waters that are suitable for all swimmers. Explore the multiple reefs in the area and even enjoy the beach – a relaxing alternative to the touristy resorts in the south. Unlike scuba diving, you don't need any certification or training to snorkel, and your guide will be there to help you every step of the way. Even seniors and non-swimmers are encouraged to give it a try. Before diving in, you will be given a safety briefing to know what to expect and how to interact with marine wildlife.

Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

5. Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

See the beautiful underwater world of Tenerife on this fun and relaxed snorkeling tour. Swim in the clear waters of Abades Bay while you see a variety of colorful marine life. You'll have the use of all necessary snorkeling gear, including mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. Your guide will explain how to use the equipment and will then take you on a 45–minute guided tour of the bay, so you'll be sure to see the best marine life. Friends and family are also welcome to come along to spend a day on the beach while you explore the sea life of Tenerife. More experienced snorkelers are welcome as well.

Tenerife Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

6. Tenerife Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

Discover the wonderful world of Tenerife underwater on a full-day scuba diving adventure in the protected bay of Abades. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. There are over 20 dive sites for all levels to explore, covering the south/eastern half of the island. Scooter, wreck, night, cavern, turtle, and deep dives are all possible. Some of the sites are reachable right off the beach of Abades, or within a 20-minute drive by minivan. Long dives, with an average 1-hour bottom time, are conducted in small groups per level. Equipment rental is possible on site, or feel free to bring your own. Among the many highlights you might see are volcanic rock formations covered with black corals, red gorgons, colourful anemones and algae.   Free underwater pictures are available, and it is possible to make 1, 2 or 3 dives a day, with at least 1-hour surface interval in between, to enjoy some lunch or relax on the beach. There are dozens of nearby restaurants, serving traditional Spanish food, as well as International cuisine. You can also snorkel as much as you like from the beach. You will see schools of colorful fish just below the surface as you splash about in the refreshing bay. Look out too for octopus, turtle, and seahorse.

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What people are saying about Playa Abades

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 238 reviews

We were Raffaela and Rob who were fantastic! We would highly recommend and would even do a tour with them again! They lead us through the reefs and to see a turtle who was chilling on the ocean floor. We had a 6 year old who hadn't used a snorkel successfully before and one guide was with her throughout. We trusted them fully with our children and they had a excellent disposition with all of us. We were so surprised by the diversity of fish and the guided experience. The kit was excellent and it was our first time in full wet suits which made a significant difference for being in the water. They were with us for much longer than 50min and this was great value. The area is protected and had a less developed/rustic feel which we loved. Thanks again!

One of the best experiences that I've had. They were so polite, understandable and provided answer to every question we asked. Our instructor adjusted to our pace and watched over us during the whole dive. Hope I can come back to Tenerife to dive again! I recommend this experience for everyone that wants to try diving for the first time

Flawless ! Raffa was a great guide and gave us a great first experience of snorkelling. Very quick into the water with all the equipment we needed. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Amazing, instructor very professional and kind. Thanks for this fantastic experience .

非常棒的旅程!我们很幸运的看到了海龟。下海之前向导夫妇会认真的介绍了能见到的各种海洋生物!太棒了!我们每个人都对这次的旅程念念不忘。推荐给所有人!