An underwater landscape of prismatic rocks in the north of Tenerife
La Rapadura is one of the most amazing underwater landscapes in the seas surrounding the island of Tenerife. The La Quinta ridge, close to the village with the same name in northern Tenerife, plummets 120 metres until reaching the sea bed. Beneath the surface, the rocky platform continues to fall sharply, but with a completely different appearance: the sea has cracked the rock into huge perfect prismatic blocks that jut out at different levels, like an organ in a cathedral.
A deep dive to a Canarian giant’s causeway
This is a demanding and deep dive and requires the right tide and current conditions. The drop point is located three nautical miles from Puerto de La Cruz. After descending 25 metres the prismatic forms of the Giant’s Causeway appear, dotted here and there with beautiful sponges, sea fans and schools of damselfish. An excess of sea urchins has decimated algae populations, reducing the marine life of the place, but adds drama to the geometric landscape.