About Compostela Beach & Aqua Marina
Compostela Beach is the place to head to if you are looking for a bit more independence. The resort offers unbeatable value and is comprised of studios on a self catering basis. The on site pool, supermarkets and kids area are all close to hand, whilst the Compostela resort sits in the heart of Las Americas' best bars and restaurants. It is also an easy stroll to reach Playa Las Vistas where sun lovers will find warm sandy beaches while not busy blowing bubbles.
Aqua Marina are currently based in the Hotel Oro Blanco. The Aqua Marina team are from every corner of Europe and can teach a full range of PADI courses in a number of languages right up to instructor level. Diving takes place from the centre's RIBs and most dive sites are within 5-25 minutes sail. The boat leaves 3 times a day, creating a flexible schedule. Shore dives can also be made at the local beach in a well sheltered spot - just right for training, refresher and night dives. Aqua Marina together with the Compostela Beach, certainly know how to make sure your holiday goes smoothly from start to finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tenerife has become a hugely popular destination for British travellers and one look at a map reveals why. Sitting just off the Africa’s northern coast, the Canary Islands enjoy a warm climate with hardly any rainfall all year round. With a rich history and strong ties to Spain, the Canary Islands have been formed through volcanic action and no where is this more evident than on Tenerife. Tenerife's landscape is dramatic yet ruggedly beautiful with some of the best beaches you will find anywhere in the entire region. From black volcanic sands to the golden playas of Las Americas sun worshipers will be in heaven. All of this is only a short 4 hour flight from the UK.
Weather and Climate
Tenrife boats a nerly perfect climate - year round sun, not too hot and with little chance of rain. The air temps peak around 28C in July or August before cooling off to the low 20s by December. There is more rainfall in the winter, with light, infrequent shows.
We are able to book a number of charter flight options from the UK to Tenerife. Flights operate from a number of regional airports. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Tenerife, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders do not need a visa for Tenerife/Spain. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with your airline. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
Most flights to Tenerife are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.
Depending on your airline, you may be able to complete check in online to print your boarding pass. If not, we will email your flight tickets to you in advance. You must print your ticket coupon.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren’t as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. EU passport holders do not need to pay a departure tax.
Included in your holiday
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
Plugs and electricity
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Deposits and Balances
Ways to pay
We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
Tenerife has long been a popular holiday destination but now you can enjoy this firm favourite from a whole new perspective. Mix up days by the pool or beach with hours logged underwater exploring all that this volcanic island has to offer on your next short haul diving destination. Underwater discover a gorgeous mixture of Atlantic and local species. Giant Atlantic rays are can often be found skirting over a sandy bottom whilst groupers hide under overhangs. Barranco del Agua is famed for these fascinating creatures. Dolphins stop by to check out the dive boats and turtles are often seen cruising the reefs. The macro life is varied with sea horses and nundibranchs whilst wrasses, bream and roncadores appear on most sites. Wreck divers are not forgotten and the Meridian is a brilliant dive at accessible depths. Dive sites are sheltered from currents and winds so any level diver can enjoy all that Tenerife has to offer in total relaxation.
Aqua Marina have all the facilites you could need on your diving holiday. If you are learning to dive or taking any PADI course up to Divemaster, you will love the sea front location. Learning theory seems all the nicer when you look out over the sea! E-learning is fully supported here so you can spend more time underwater. The wet centre is where all the kit lives, including full rental options. You can even hire a camera or laptop here! There is safe storage for all your gear between dive days. Advanced divers looking for the next thrill can try out PADI DSAT technical courses or even rebreather diving. Thanks to the volcanic formations, upon which Tenerife is built drop, rapidly at certain dive sites... ideal for your first fin kicks in technical diving.
- PADI 5* centre
- e-learning supported
- Family friendly
- Technical & rebreather courses
- Free nitrox
You can shore dive here and new divers may prefer to take their first breaths underwater from the beach front location. Most divers however cannot resist the boat diving options. Dive sites are between 5-25 minutes from the centre - only a short rib ride away. There are two ribs to dive from, departing twice each morning and once in the afternoon. This makes the dive programme endlessly flexible. Ideal if you want to spend some time ashore as well as dive.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Compostela Beach & Aqua Marina.
- 1 days diving from: £61 (2 dives with 12ltr tanks and weight)
- 3 days diving from: £165 (2 dives per day with 12ltr tanks and weights)
- 5 days diving from: £239 (2 dives per day with 12ltr tanks and weights)
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: £338 (inc full equipment hire, excl, manual and cert card paid locally)
- PADI advanced course from: £255 (excl manual and cert card)
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £18 (per day paid locally)
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.