Dive sites around Tenerife
Onderwaterfauna Tenerife 2016 Versie-3

Dive site: El Puertito

Onderwaterfauna / Underwater fauna

Depth: 12 metres

A popular dive for beginners and turtle lovers.

In collaboration with La Laguna University a local dive centre

undertook a project to remove the invasive lime sea urchin (Diadema

antillarum) in an attempt to restore the area to its natural state.

Several years on and the return of algae on the rocks as well as the

number of grazing fish is evidence of the success of the project.

We can be almost certain to encounter some of the critically

endangered Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) that inhabit the area and

graze on the sea-grass here too.  Fantastic for photographers as these

graceful creatures are extremely friendly.

Provided by Aqua-Marina diving centre.