Scuba diving in Faro de Rasca

Scuba diving in Punta de Rasca, in Tenerife

Dive amongst underwater volcanoes in the south of Tenerife

One of the most interesting volcanic landscapes in Tenerife is beneath the sea, facing the Rasca Lighthouse (Faro de Rasca) on the southernmost point of the island. Under the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic you’ll discover a series of submerged ravines created thousands of years ago by lava flows. As it cooled, this lava formed erratic structures like a prismatic flight of stairs, known in the Canary Islands as 'organs'. Punta de Rasca is also a hot spot of marine life that will delight experienced divers and underwater photographers.

Swim amongst shoals of fish close to Las Galletas

The site is less than ten minutes away by boat from the nearby port of Las Galletas. Dives often involve an eight-metre vertical drop down to the organs and then a journey between canyons, stone arches and tunnels. Dense schools of yellow and silver grunt fish hover over small sandbars, and divers can also glimpse half-hidden angel fish and croakers. In the blue ocean, schools of barracuda patrol in circles. And on the rocks, beautiful anemones wave their delicate tentacles.

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