Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

1. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Your experience will begin with as you enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Whilst you enjoy your beverage, you can begin to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following that, security instructions and general information about the jet ski will be given. It will then be time to go, as your 1 or 2-hour small-group excursion begins. You can discover the San Miguel and Arona Coast, the Yellow Mountains, the Red Mountains, Palm Mar Cave, and a fish farm, depending on the tour duration chosen. Whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish are often encountered during the ride, and picture breaks are offered in the best spots in order to give you the opportunity to forge unforgettable memories.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Palmetum Entry Ticket

2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Palmetum Entry Ticket

Gain your entry ticket to the Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a 12-hectare botanical garden that specializes in palm trees. Marvel at the 2 lakes, stream, 3 waterfalls, and beautiful corners decorated with immense volcanic rocks. Visit a truly valuable project — a transformed municipal rubbish dump that is now a recreational space for plant lovers. See how it’s now bursting with spectacular plant life brought here through partnerships with institutions from all over the world. Take in its splendid landscapes, achieved through years of elaborate and improved garden design. Get your camera ready for the great views from the mountain of the sea and the city below. Be wowed by about 3,000 species of plants from tropical and subtropical climates around the world. The botanical family of palm trees, technically called Arecaceae or Palmae, is the best represented in the collection, with more than 600 species distributed throughout the park according to their geographical origin. See how most of the area of the Palmetum has been dedicated to island territories, so palm trees from islands, such as Madagascar, the Caribbean or Polynesia, are very well represented. Take in a truly relaxing and nature-inspired visit to a worthwhile project for the planet.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

3. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

Learn about the basics of diving theory and the gear you will be using on your scuba dive. Set up your own scuba diving kit with the help of your instructor. Put on a wetsuit and your diving gear and talk about the four basic skills you will practice underwater.  Enter into the protected bay of Radazul, where you can slowly adapt to the new and exciting, underwater environment. Ease yourself into scuba diving with a location that is perfect for first time divers. Enjoy calm, shallow waters, like that of a swimming pool. Dive into the underwater world and follow your dive instructor, as they lead you to places of interest in the bay. Discover fascinating aquatic life and observe the life of these fish from a respectful distance. Return to the dive center and talk about what you saw on your dive with your group. 

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Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

4. Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

Depart Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this excursion with expert guides. See how the volcanic activity formed incredible shapes of stone under water while snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Witness how the island was formed both above and and under water as a result of the volcanic activity. Explore the unique lava tongues while the instructor takes photos and videos for you to keep.

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Tenerife: Snorkeling Equipment Rental in Radazul

5. Tenerife: Snorkeling Equipment Rental in Radazul

Avail of all the equipment you need to discover a brand new world just below your feet. Rent a snorkel, mask and fins, along with wetsuit and weights, to explore Tenerife's underwater world on your own.  Visit the dive center in the charming bay of Radazul on the northeast coast of Tenerife, where a magical marine world awaits. See all kinds of colorful fish swimming in the crystal clear water, above, beneath and around you. Feel free to go snorkel elsewhere, as the rental equipment is valid for 24 hours giving you all the time you need to drive around the beautiful island and snorkel wherever you please.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park

6. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park

Visit the Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park and Botanical Garden and walk through an open-air museum with six stepped pyramids oriented towards the sun on key astronomical dates. Discover more about these strange lava rock formations from the 19th century AD. Walk through a park that was twice nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. Follow several outdoor routes and specialized gardens that cover over 64,000m2. Enjoy the large variety of plants at one of the five botanical gardens in the Canary Islands.

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Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

7. Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

Day 1: On the first day you will begin your 3 to 4-day course with a meet-and-greet, before learning the theory about scuba diving. You'll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as well as what to consider when planning dives, how to choose the right scuba gear for you, and underwater signals and diving procedures. You will then have a confined water session from 1:00PM-5:00PM before taking you first open-water dive. Day 2: On the second day you will take part in open-water dive number 2 and will also go over the theory with your instructor. Your instructor will also be on hand to answer all of your questions during this essential and information-packed day. Day 3: On the third day you will do open water dive number 3. Following that you will go over the theory again to make sure that you have understood everything you have learned so far. Day 4: On the fourth and final day you will do your fourth and final open-water dive. Following that, you will sit down for your final exam. Once the instructor is satisfied with your skills and you have finished the theory, you can become certified. This certification will be valid for the rest of your life, wherever in the world you travel.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz, Tenerife

It was very nice experience. We like it a lot. We were 2 on the same jetski and took turns at driving. The snorkling was fun as well. The 2 hour package is worth the money. It was beautiful scenery, espacially Mount Teide.

Very well organised event. Instructor Elias was friendly and professional. Reception lady was vey nice and welcoming. We had a wonderful experience of diving for the first time.

Two were on a jet ski. Had a short briefing and then drove out into the open ocean. It was a lot of fun. Thanks very much!

Had a very nice ride on the jet ski. The waves were very high and wild but it was great fun. Nice view of the coast.

A hell of a killing! A top top host. Nothing to say, many thanks ❤️❤️❤️