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What is important to know and what is the best option for YOU?
Get a better overview and maybe a bit help deciding what is best for your next dive.

Pros of shore dives.
Especially in the beginning new divers can be a bit scared of their first dives. Here a shore dive can help, since you can walk directly from the shore into the water, and you don’t have to jump into the blue. Therefore, this is particularly convenient for Discover Scuba Divers and Open Water Students. On most Shore Dives you can also find a parking spot nearby and usually don’t have to walk more than 100 meters to the water. On Tenerife itself you can find plenty of options for shore dives to discover!

Pros of boat dives.
Still there are plenty of positive aspects regarding boat dives as well. Since you can just put your Equipment on, on the Boat and then directly jump into the water, you barely have to carry it yourself. On most boats you can find restrooms and a sunroof as well, which can be nice especially in between dives.

What should I keep in mind?
It always depends on the location! Most locations are perfect to reach by car, but for some you NEED to do a boat dive to get there. It also depends on what you enjoy more and find more comfortable for yourself. Just because somebody else loves boat dives doesn’t mean they will fulfill your needs as well! Just do a little research or ask at the dive center for advice, to help you figure out what location suits you and your dive expectations!

 

Our opinion?
Personally, we have to say, that we think during a shore dive most divers pay more attention to little details. Instead of trying to see big animals like stingrays or sharks, divers get excited about seeing little crabs, octopus, cuttlefish and just schools of different types of fishes!
In addition to that it should be said that most boat dives are a bit deeper and therefore not a perfect fit for newbies since their certification limits the depth they can dive to. We recommend being at least an Advanced Open Water Diver or further. But! Still: On a boat dive you have the chance of seeing bigger animals like rays, turtles, or morays.

We hope this could help you to get more information and maybe even with your decision! Feel free to let us know if there are any other questions or just give us feedback if you want to! You can always contact us via e-mail, Instagram, or Facebook!

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Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 10 years old for the Junior Open Water Diver course. - The student needs to be at leat 15 years old for the Open Water Diver course. - The student needs to have experience with swimming (in the pool and in the sea).
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 10 years old for the Introduction Dive. - If the student is under the age of 18, one of the parents needs to be with the student on the day of the excursion. - The student needs to have experience with swimming (in the pool and in the sea).
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 10 years old for the Discover Scuba Diving course. - If the student is under the age of 18, one of the parents needs to be with the student on the day of the excursion. - Student needs to have experience with swimming (in the pool and in the sea).
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 10 years old for the Junior Scuba Diver course. - The student needs to be at least 15 years old for the Scuba Diver course. - The student needs to have experience with swimming (in the pool and in the sea).
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 18 years old. - The student needs to be a certified Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver. - The student needs to have at least 40 logged dives.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 18 years old. - The student needs to be a certified Divemaster. - The student needs to be a certified diver for 6 months. - The student needs to have at least 90 logged dives.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 10 years old. - The student needs to be a certified (Junior) Open Water Diver.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 12 years old. - The student needs to be a certified (Junior) Open Water Diver.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 12 years old. - The student does not need to be a certified diver.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 12 years old. - The student needs to be a certified Advanced Open Water Diver. - The student needs to be a certified Emergency First Response.
Minimum requirements
- The student needs to be at least 12 years old. - The student needs to be a certified Rescue Diver. - The student needs to have 5 PADI Specialties. - The student needs to have at least 50 logged dives.