An easily accessible dive in the south-east of Tenerife
El Porís is a dive that will interest all types of divers and it is easily accessible. The dive starts out from the steps of the quay on the coast of Porís de Abona, a small fishing village and tourist spot located on the south-eastern coast of Tenerife. The marine life, although not abundant, is very attractive: rocks covered with soft red and brown algaes, seagrass beds with sea horses and sand banks with garden eels, angel fish and dog fish.
A stone virgin in the depths of El Porís de Abona
Diving is possible here both in the day and at night. Whenever divers decide to visit, they should definitely explore the quay wall and discover some of the interesting species that inhabit the area such as moray eels and the scarlet shrimp. On one of the corners of the wall look out for a 50-centimetre high stone carving of the Virgin Mary, standing on the top of a small ledge of volcanic rock.