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Discover Scuba Diving in Tenerife – Diving for Beginners

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Is it your first time and you want it to be spectacular? With the DSD and the diving baptism in Tenerife you will enjoy the underwater world even if you have no previous experience.

Together we will discover an incredible underwater landscape in the Bay of Stingrays, one of the most beautiful dive sites on the island.

Let’s go diving!

Once you book, we will send you the meeting point of our dive center in Los Cristianos, along with the rest of the information.

What options can you book with us?

Select the day and time in the calendar and choose between:

Try Dive (Diving baptism)

  • You can opt for the Baptism of 20 minutes, which will allow you to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Stingrays and explore its impressive marine life in a brief but exciting experience.
  • If you prefer a longer dive, you can choose the 40 minute baptism to enjoy more time underwater and discover more underwater wonders.

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

If you want a more complete experience and learn basic diving skills, the DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) option with e-learning is ideal for you. With this option, you will receive a brief theoretical and practical training before diving with a certified diving instructor.

You can also choose to add extras to your diving baptism experience, such as a second baptism or DSD on the same day, a companion who only needs transportation, photos to capture your best moments underwater and transportation from Playa la Arena or Tenerife South to make your arrival more comfortable and hassle-free.


ServicePrice (EUR)
Try Dive (20 minutes)75
Try Dive (40 minutes)95
Discover Scuba Diving (with e-learning)115
2nd baptism/DSD on the same day45
Accompanying person (transfer only)10
Photos for 1 person25
Photos for 2 persons40
Transportation to Playa la Arena15
Transportation from Tenerife South per person2

What is Try Diving and why should you try it in Tenerife?

The diving baptism is an introductory diving experience designed for those who wish to experience the underwater world for the first time.

During this experience, a dive instructor will guide you through the basic fundamentals of scuba diving and take you on a shallow water dive so you can explore the underwater world.

In Tenerife, the diving baptism is a unique experience. The island has a wide variety of dive sites with a wide range of marine life, such as sea turtles, rays, moray eels and a variety of brightly colored fish. In addition, the warm climate and crystalline waters make for an exceptional diving experience in Tenerife.

Try scuba diving in Tenerife is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of exploring the underwater world in a safe and controlled environment.

In addition, our instructors are highly trained to guide beginners through the diving experience, ensuring a safe and exciting experience for all.

Requirements to Try Dive in Tenerife

To do a diving baptism in Tenerife, it is not necessary to have previous diving experience. However, there are some requirements that you must meet to ensure your safety during the experience:

  1. Age: You must be at least 8 years old to do a diving baptism in Tenerife.
  2. Health: You must be in good physical shape and not have any illness that may affect your ability to dive. Prior to the experience, you will be asked to complete a medical form to ensure that you are in optimal condition for diving.
  3. Safety: You must follow the instructor’s instructions at all times and comply with safety procedures. This includes wearing the proper scuba gear and remaining calm and quiet underwater.

What to expect during your first dive?

During your first scuba diving baptism dive in Tenerife, you can expect an exciting and fascinating experience. Here’s what to expect during your first dive:

  1. A brief training: Before the dive, you will receive a brief training from your dive instructor. He will explain how to use the scuba equipment, how to breathe underwater and what to expect during the dive.
  2. Equipamiento: Una vez que hayas completado la formación, te equiparemos con el equipo de buceo, que incluirá una máscara, un regulador, un chaleco de flotación y aletas.
  3. Dive: After training and equipment, it’s time to dive into the water. During the dive, the diving instructor will guide you and accompany you at all times, so that you feel comfortable and safe.
  4. Exploration: During the dive, you will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Tenerife’s waters. You will be able to see a wide variety of marine life, such as sea turtles, rays and a wide range of brightly colored fish.
  5. Sensations: During the dive, you will feel the unique sensation of floating in the water and breathing underwater. You will be surprised how easy it is to move and breathe underwater.

Tips to get the most out of your diving baptism in Tenerife

  1. Keep calm and relax: It is normal to feel a little nervous before the dive. But remember that you are in the hands of highly trained professionals who will guide you and ensure a safe and exciting experience.
  2. Breathe normally: One of the keys to enjoying the diving experience is to maintain slow and steady breathing. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly, to make sure you have enough air and avoid anxiety.
  3. Watch the marine life: During the dive, you will be able to see a great variety of marine life. Watch closely and enjoy the beauty of the marine creatures. If you have any questions about what you are seeing, don’t hesitate to ask your dive instructor.
  4. Enjoy the sensation of floating: The diving baptism offers you the unique opportunity to float in the water and feel like a fish in the sea. Enjoy this sensation and move with calm and tranquility.
  5. Communicate with your dive instructor: If you have any questions or need help during the dive, don’t hesitate to let your dive instructor know. They are there to help you and ensure a safe and exciting experience.

At our dive center in Tenerife, we will make sure that you will have a safe and exciting try dive experience. Our highly trained instructors will guide you at all times, so you can enjoy this unforgettable experience to the fullest, so get ready to dive into an underwater world full of wonders!

Frequently Asked Questions

What species of underwater animals can be seen during the first dive in the Bay of Stingrays?

During the diving baptism in the Bay of Rays you can observe about 15 species of fish, rays, turtles, crabs, moray eels, octopus, cuttlefish, shrimp and many more. You can also find several species of rays such as Chuchos, Bishop rays, Butterfly rays.

What is the difference between Try Dive and DADI DSD?

Both are beginner dives and require no previous experience. DSD Padi (Discover Scuba Diving) includes training during which the diver acquires basic scuba skills. It counts as the first lesson of the PADI OWD (PADI OPEN WATER DIVER) dive course. Upon completion of the DSD Padi program, the diver also receives a diploma.

How long does the diving baptism program in Tenerife last?

The duration of the dive depends on the program you choose, but the training and preparation for the dive always takes a long time, we are never in a hurry when it comes to diving. All in all, the preparation and the dive takes about 2.5 – 3 hours.

What is included in the Try Dive at our dive center?

The program includes 30 minutes of training in a language the participant understands, diving equipment and instructor supervision during the dive. Photographs/videos can also be taken during the dive program for an additional fee of 15 euros.

What is the instructor-student ratio?

The test divers are under the supervision of an instructor, in a maximum ratio of two to one.

Is transportation provided from the hotel to the dive center?

Yes, you can book a free transfer from the hotel to the dive center. The free pick up is only in the south of Tenerife and comes with certain conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

A refund is available if cancelled more than 24 hours prior to the tour. Cancellations cannot be made less than 24 hours in advance.