About Tenerife Royal Garden & Aqua Marina
A holiday resort with an ideal location where Playa de las Americas meets Los Cristianos and right by the magnificent Las Vistas beach. The studios and one or two bedroom apartments of Tenerife Royal Gardens are arranged around an attractive pool area enhanced by lovely landscaped gardens. There is a separate childrens pool, a poolside restaurant/bar and nightly entertainment. The adjacent commercial centre caters for all needs with several restaurants, supermarkets and gift shops. The spacious apartments are fully equipped for self catering and all have large furnished terraces.
Aqua Marina are currently based in the Hotel Oro Blanco. Move from the comfort of the Royal Gardens to meet the friendly dive team at Aqua Marina. Aqua Marina offer a flexible dive schedule that will suit even the most sporadic diver. Running single dives or full day diving, you can pick and chose how much water time suits you. Diving from the comfort of the centre's RIB, be out on dive sites in a matter of minutes. Tenerife is a great location for novice divers and Aqua Marina teaches a full range on PADI courses to ensure you experience only the very best that this gem of a destination has to offer.
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
Diving holidays can take your all over the world but you don't have to spend hours on a plane. Tenerife's marine life is varied and fascinating, from the creatures hiding in cracks in the rocks, such as moray eels and octopus, to the angel sharks and rays that prefer the sandy seabed. Huge Atlantic rays are common but look out for passing dolphin or eagle rays. No two dive sites are the same and there is no end to the options for novice divers right through to technical gurus. Diving in Tenerife also boasts a fine range of wreck dives, with some interesting wrecks purpose sunk and others that met a watery end. Enjoy a shiver of excitement as you drop down into the water and the wreck looms up from the deep. With the good visibility that is the norm in Tenerife, you can marvel at the wonderful underwater world that might have otherwise passed you by.
Aqua Marina have carefully crafted the dive centre, drawing on years' of experience. The atmosphere is the right mix between professional, supremely safe yet fun and welcoming at the same time. PADI courses are taught right through to divemaster. Entry level divers can pick between the intro dives, full Open Water course or the fast track option (have you discovered the joy of e-learning yet?). Certified divers can take their skills further with a host of specialties. Or take the plunge and try your hand at technical diving with open and closed circuit options. The dive centre is centrally located, overlooking the beach, with all the kit hire, cameras and storage you could need.
- PADI 5* centre
- e-learning supported
- Family friendly
- Technical & rebreather courses
- Free nitrox
Shore diving is possible right in front of the dive centre but we would really recommend you jump on one of the 2 dive RIBS to get the most from your diving holiday in Tenerife. The boats depart up to 3 times a day so you can pick and chose your dive spot to fit in with other holiday plans. Sites are chosen carefully to suit your diving experience and interest. Most of the dive sites are between 5-25 minutes so in no time at all you can be splashing into a new adventure. Dive groups are kept small and there are never more than 6 divers to any one guide at a time.
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 Tenerife Royal Garden & 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.