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.