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Oro Blanco Apartments

3 star hotel
Avenida Arquitecto Gomez Cuesta N-12, Playa de Las Americas, Arona,, Tenerife, Spain
145 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Aqua-Marina

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • At Oro Blanco Apartments you'll have a PADI dive center on site, whose RIB is permanently based at the harbour, just five minutes away
  • Dive several wrecks that have become beautiful and interesting artificial reefs, teeming with marine life
  • Encounter morays, seahorses, blennies, schooling barracuda and resident green turtles. Lucky divers can spot angel sharks and playful pods of dolphins
  • With some of Tenerife's most popular beaches in walking distance of these apartments, and a swimming pool and jacuzzi on site, you're never far from the water to cool off in
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 1 night of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 2 nights will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 3 nights will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Oro Blanco Apartments

Best dive sites in Canary Islands

La Catedral – This site in Gran Canaria is considered one of the top dives in the region due to the unusual and impressive volcanic formations. Off the coast of La Isleta, just north of Las Palmas, is a morass of lava tubes, caves, arches and crevices. You’ll need a boat and local knowledge to enjoy the best dive on this site. The Arona - For shipwreck lovers, Las Palmas in Gran Canaria has a variety of wrecks; some say these are among the best in the world. The Arona is basically in one piece, lying on its side in 40 metres/130 feet of water. It’s well known for the schools of barracuda and other pelagics that patrol her hulk. La Restinga - There is a marine reserve on El Hierro where turtles, tuna and dolphins abound; even whale sharks put in an occasional appearance. As recently as 2011, an underwater volcano erupted here, and already marine life is moving back in. El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands and is a bit remote – you have to fly to Tenerife and get a ferry – but the diving makes up for the effort. La Burrera - Just off the small island of La Graciosa to the north of Lanzarote lies this site highlighted by a dramatic underwater seascape including pinnacles, columns and large rocky ledges. Marine life is protected here and thrives. Cuevo Del Palm Mar – Located ten minutes from Los Cristianos and Las Galletas in Tenerife, is a thrill for advanced and deep divers. Crystal clear water gives incredible visibility to view large rocks, a cave, lobsters, Atlantic barracudas and several species of moray eels. Though gentle and inquisitive, some of these toothy eels are quite ferocious looking.
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What to see

From octopi to timid rays, you will see an exceptional amount of marine life during your vacation on the Canary Islands. Some of the eels here are out of this world, boasting vibrant colors and patterns. Some of the most impressive marine life, however, is the best camouflaged, look closely at the rocks and reefs to spot some pretty spectacular creatures.

Sea turtles are also popular, here, so come to check them out as they feed on grasses or rest in the shallows.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Aqua-Marina's RIB is permanently based in the harbor, just a five-minute minibus ride from the dive center, from which all sites accessible by boat in under 15 minutes
  • This PADI dive center dives 363 days a year, offering at least two boat dives per day and with a third dive or night dive always available
  • Enjoy swim-throughs, caves and wrecks as well as encounters with morays, seahorses, blennies, schooling barracuda and resident green turtles
  • There are occasionally opportunities to do shore dives along the coast, allowing you to access dive sites that are inaccessible by boat

Description

Aqua-Marina Dive Center is based in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife.

Aqua-Marina is one of the longest established dive centres in the Canary Islands, dating back to 1999 with the current owners and core team teaching and guiding dives here since 2004. This level of experience allows you to fully enjoy your time with us knowing that we take the utmost care of your safety. 

The dive centre has a truly international feel with divers arriving from all over the world, conversing in many languages including Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and of course English. At any time we may have Divemaster interns bringing other languages into the mix.

Our bright and spacious dive centre is located in Paseo Verode behind Hotel Oro Blanco. We prepare for the day's activity at the dive centre then transport you and your kit to our boat moored at Los Cristianos harbour. The typical journey time in the boat is 5-15 minutes and the standard dive time is 45-50 minutes. If you are making multiple dives, you will spend the surface interval at the beach cafe next to the harbour. Occasionally we make shore dives in order to reach different dive sites. 

In addition to guided dives for certified divers we offer Discover Scuba options for beginners. Also some dive sites are great for snorkelers and we can run mixed trips for snorkelers and divers to the same site. 

PADI recreational dive courses are run on demand. We also offer Divemaster training and four times per year there are Instructor Development Courses.

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • House Reef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Portuguese

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Kids Pool

Food & drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Self-Catering
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Sauna
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Sports & Watersports

  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong

Resort Description

Oro Blanco Apartments are located near numerous Tenerife beaches, with magnificent views of the Atlantic and an onsite PADI dive center.

These studio, two-bed and three-bed apartments all have full access to the outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and solarium. The onsite PADI dive center offers a full range of courses and daily boat dives, suitable for everyone from beginner to professionals. Enjoy towering columns of basalt rock, caves, swim-throughs, a variety of wrecks, and abundant marine life, including resident green turtles, plenty of macro, and pods of dolphins if you're lucky.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Tenerife South, which is a 20 minute drive from the apartments. 
  • You can take a taxi from the airport to the apartments upon arrival, or arrange a rental car independently. 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 11:30 am.
  • On request, the reception staff will call a taxi to take you back to the airport on your final day. 

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