Snorkelling with turtles in Tenerife is one of the favorite activities for those who, during their holidays, want to enjoy the sea, nature and ideal climatic conditions that the island has. During the months of September, October and November there is a period called “the calm”. In this period there is no wind so the sea is transformed into a true mirror, so snorkeling is very favorable.
In Tenerife you will find two species of sea turtles: the loggerhead turtle and the green turtle. If you want to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife there is only one place on the island where you are sure to find them in their habitat, without the need to dive to great depths or far from the coast.
EL BUFADERO EL PALM MAR
It’s the best place to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife. A cove where you only need a pair of glasses to swim, interact with them and see them up close. The species of turtle you will find is the green turtle, the most common on the island of Tenerife.
From Puerto Colón you can hire an excursion in which you will make the immersion with instructors where they will explain everything necessary for you to enjoy the experience, you will go by boat to the place where you will swim with the turtles and you will be able to swim among the turtles during one hour.
ADVICE FOR THE MAIN ONES
Calm your anxiety, as your safety comes first, both for yourself and for the rest of the expedition. Only when the sea is calm will it be a good idea to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife. The first dive always make it accompanied and enjoy the sensation of floating in the ocean among the marine fauna in their natural habitat.
Besides kayaking, don’t forget:
Sunscreen. Put cream on your uncovered skin before entering the water, because the sun’s rays still hit hard, even if you’re in the water.
Thermal T-shirt or neoprene. Depending on the time of year you visit the turtle cove, it will be better to wear more or less thermal protection to be in the water. Even if you’re in the summer months it’s hot, don’t get carried away by the temperature and wear the thermal garments you’ll need when you’re in the water.
Glasses and tube or full mask. As you feel more comfortable, but make sure you fit well and have no problems once you are in the water. For your feet, we recommend fins, booties or water shoes, whatever you are used to wearing.
Aquatic camera. Don’t forget the camera to take a souvenir of your dive with the turtles and then share it with all your friends.
If you want to be able to snorkel with turtles in Tenerife the best option to stay at Villa Mandi Golf Resort due to the proximity to the coves where most common is to see turtles. If you want to have a more complete experience during your holidays in Tenerife do not hesitate to visit our blog where we leave some proposals for you to have all your busy days and have an unforgettable holiday. All our team will be happy to help you in everything you need, we help you to make it possible!
Remember, nature conservation is one of the most relevant issues nowadays, not only at a social level, but above all at an ecological and environmental level. From here, we encourage all those who wish to enjoy this unique experience, to live it with the utmost respect for nature, animals and the environment.