Tenerife Times Home
Tenerife Blogs
Tenerife News
Tenerife 10 day Forecast
Tenerife Monthly Weather
Cheap Tenerife Flights
Tenerife Google Map
Useful Telephone numbers
Euro Converter
Tenerife Attractions
Hotels & Accommodation
CD Tenerife Football
Learn Spanish
Getting Started
Tenerife Times FAQs
Contact Us
Advanced Search

Rate Us:

Random Posts
La Caleta - A beautiful Tenerife fishing village On a previous trip to Tenerife my wife and I looked out onto our balcony and saw that the skies ...  Read more...

Life in the not-so-fast lane I frequently have to travel between Puerto de la Cruz and the south of Tenerife. The quickest way of ...  Read more...

English Radio Stations in Tenerife One of the best ways to find out about Tenerife and what's going on locally is to listen to some ...  Read more...

Taming the oceans from Tenerife  

Tenerife Mountain Goats, Rabbit Stew and an inquisitive local While Tenerife is mostly known for the climb to Teide, there are some equally impressive bicycle ...  Read more...

Tenerife golf , one club fits all  

More Ketchup than Salsa  

Tenerife Real Estate Agents head for A Place in the Sun The Tenerife Real Estate Agents Horizon Property Group is heading for London which is good news if ...  Read more...

Jamiroquai to play Tenerife Jamiroquai have announced that they will be playing Tenerife on Saturday June 14th as part of the ...  Read more...

Direct Telecom, the latest internet provider in Tenerife Here at Tenerife Times we were recently asked a question about Tenerife and Internet Connections, ...  Read more...

Tenerife's FreeBird Charity Fun Day Following on from John's post here about the FreeBird Atlantic Rowing Challenge we would like to let ...  Read more...

Cheap Flights to Tenerife Looking for Cheap flights to Tenerife?Tenerife Times are pleased to announce that we have joined ...  Read more...

EU Hand Baggage restrictions and Tenerife flights Here is an extract from a BA email regarding the changes to the EU hand baggage and the recent ...  Read more...

Happy New Year from Tenerife - were back! We would just like to wish all our visitors and contributors a very happy new year and yto let you ...  Read more...

Looking for Work in Tenerife???  

Country & Western Music Festival in Tenerife Do you want to sample a country and western music festival Tenerife style? If so, the Vulcan ...  Read more...

Leaving The UK Well, here I am, bags packed, passport in hand and pondering the magnitude of what I have chosen to ...  Read more...

Guardia Civil boat runs aground in Tenerife Every once in a while you read or hear a story about Tenerife that makes you smile, recently there ...  Read more...

Ricky Martin stars in Candelaria, Tenerife We have just been informed by Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (the Tenerife Tourist office) that Ricky ...  Read more...

Are we too old?  

 Add to favorites
 Make Homepage

Tenerife Business Directory

Tenerife Times Home arrow Tenerife Sports arrow Tenerife Scuba Diving arrow El Condesito - Tenerife Dive Wreck
El Condesito - Tenerife Dive Wreck PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 1
Written by Michael Hopkins   
Friday, 01 December 2006

Whenever I Dive in Tenerife, one of my favourite Tenerife dive sites has to be the wreck of an old cement ship that was sunk in the early 70’s just around the corner from Las Galletas towards Palm Mar by the light house. It’s called El Condesito.

This is a really good dive site not just for novices but also for more experienced divers and photographers alike as there is an abundance of marine life from Pipe fish to Morays.

The story of El Condesito, is a little sketchy, it was a 40m Cement Barge that sank around the early 70’s. It was (allegedly) Christmas Day and the story goes that the Captain was full of the Christmas Cheer and the ship ran aground about 50m from the Punta Rasca Light House, thankfully, no lives were lost and the ship now lies in around 18m of water, with its highest point at only 6m.

The Hull, Engine Room and Cabin are intact, however the Bow has been torn away and the ship can be penetrated from many entry points. This dive is considered by many to be relatively safe and therefore suitable for all levels of divers. All around the site are white solid ‘stones’ these are the now solidified bags of cement.

 Divers penetrate the wreck of El Condesito, Tenerife

There is also a 36m drop off just a short fin away from El Condesito which is often done by the more experienced divers who would like to see the famous Black Coral; they then ascend to El Condesito to ‘off gas’ whilst having a leisurely bimble around the ship.

If you would like more information about El Condesito or indeed diving in Tenerife, contact either Chris or Sarah Barlow-Smith of Tenerife Scuba, they will be more than happy to show you this and other Tenerife dive sites.

Tag it:Spread the Word
Furl it!
Profile Heaven
< Previous   Next >


There are no comments yet - feel free to add one using the form below...

Page 1 of 0 ( 0 comments )
©2006 MosCom

Add comments to this article: El Condesito - Tenerife Dive Wreck ...

Enter your comment below.

Name (required)

E-Mail (required)
Your email will not be displayed on the site - only to our administrator

Comment (supported) [BBcode]

Tenerife Scuba Dive Centre
Book Cheap Flights with Flightline.co.uk
Learn Spanish