Tenerife Dive Sites: Atlantis - Los Gigantes Diving Centre
* Maximum Depth: 16 - 30 meters
* Suitable for: Advanced / Sports Diver (with recent experience)
* Travel time from dive centre: 3 minutes
Atlantis, our closest dive site, is a triangular shaped rock formation consisting of hexagonal basalt crystal columns. Many of these pillars have fallen away from the main formation, creating the impression of the ruins of an ancient city - hence the dive site being named Atlantis.
After anchoring securely on top of the reef, we prepare our equipment, do buddy checks then descend down the anchor line to a depth of 16 metres. A further descent to 24 – 30 metres brings us to a small cave which is home to a shoal of African Grunts, and as we explore the reef we find several yellow Gorgonians swaying in the current. The underwater scenery here is breath taking: there is a huge variety of marine life on this site, too numerous to list. Occasionally one of the resident Bream will follow divers and pose obligingly for photographers.