Compostela Beach and Aqua Marina | Dive Tenerife | Scuba Travel

Compostela Beach and Aqua Marina | Dive Tenerife - Atlantic

  • Guests Around 300
  • Rooms 115 cosy apartments synonymous with independence and comfort
  • Restaurants Self-catering is a popular option or grab a bite at the terrace buffet restaurant
  • Food and Drinks A range of international favourites
  • FacilitiesSolarium, games room, laundry and supermarket
  • Diving Aqua-Marina is a PADI 5* IDC centre
  • Diving Extras All PADI courses available, boat and shore diving, wrecks, nitrox available
  • Internet Access WiFi available in rooms

About Compostela Beach & Aqua Marina

Compostela Beach is the place to head to if you are looking for a bit more independence and a larger accomodation option in Tenerife. The resort 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.

Please let us know your requirements and our team will be able to check the availability and apartment options. These will vary in size and decor and are booked on a request basis only. Aqua Marina are currently based in the Oro Blanco - this is our preferred apartment option for diving. Please see our website for more info.

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 up to 3 times a day, creating a flexible schedule. Shore dives can also be made on request- just right for training, refresher and night dives.

Standard A1 Apartment

The 61-square-metre standard A1 apartments of the Compostela Beach Golf Club Apartments have a maximum capacity from 1 to 4 people. They feature a living room with double sofa bed and an independent bedroom with 2 single beds, kitchen with fridge, oven, toaster, kettle and coffee maker, flat screen TV, telephone, safe deposit box, wifi, bathroom with bathtub and furnished balcony.

A1 Apartment with Private Garden

These standard A1 apartments of the Compostela Beach Golf Club Apartments feature a small private garden by the terrace, living room with double sofa bed and independent bedroom with 2 single beds, kitchen with fridge, oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, flat screen TV, telephone, safe deposit box, wifi and bathroom with bathtub. Enjoy 80 square metres of comfort.

Standard A2 Apartment

The standard A2 apartments of the Compostela Beach Golf Club Apartments are the most spacious accommodation of our resort: 90-square-metre duplex with a maximum capacity from 2 to 5 people. They feature a living room with sofa bed, 2 independent bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one with bathtub and one with shower, fully equipped kitchen, telephone, TV, safe deposit box, wifi.

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

Paul Natsu

2016-12-15 16:49:46

Thank you so very much for another great experience, I really appreciate all your help and support for a novice who took to diving quite old and fragile. I have been able to keep on thanks to my first ocean dives with you last year, and thinking of joining you again for my advanced open water course. Looking forward to seeing you all again

Tamara K

2016-12-15 16:49:14

Aqua-Marina is for me the best location I have been to. Safety is a high value, they organize boat and shore dives, give training, and have coffee :) Dutch instructor Ray is great, just like all the other instructors. I went on dives with almost the whole crew. Gold star!

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.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Everyone who comes on holiday to the Canary Islands must go through a health inspection.

If you are traveling to Spain you must show valid proof of one of the following on entry:
being fully vaccinated. Your vaccination status must meet the Spanish authorities’ validity period requirements. See ‘If you’re fully vaccinated’.
a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. See ‘If you’re not fully vaccinated’.
having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain. See ‘If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year’.
Travellers from the UK who can either show proof of being fully vaccinated, or of having recovered from prior COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months, or who are aged under 12 years old, do not need to complete Spain’s Travel Health Control form. Everyone else must complete Spain’s Travel Health Control form no more than 48 hours before travel to Spain.

f you’re not fully vaccinated, you can enter Spain presenting one of the following documents:
documentation certifying that you have undertaken a diagnostic test and tested negative within 72 hours of entering Spain if using a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar), or 24 hours if using an antigen test.
proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. You can also use a medical certificate or recovery record to prove your COVID-19 status on entry to Spain.

You may also be subject to additional checks at the point of entry including a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival. Passengers may also be contacted and required to undertake a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test - NAAT (PCR or similar) at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 13SEP 2022

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.


Flight options

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

Regular Entry Requirements

If you are a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. You can stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If you visit more than one of these countries within a 180-day period, check that you do not spend more than 90 days in total across all the countries you visit. That is because most of these countries apply the 90-day limit as a group. There are different rules for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.. 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


Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other 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.

Check in

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.



Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy


You will need euros in Tenerife. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card in Spain.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

2 pin round European plug sockets are used in Tenerife - 220V


Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally - full kit hire is 10euro per dive or 15 euro per full day


Dive insurance is mandatory and can be arranged for a local fee (15euro a week)


The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site


Nitrox is available for 5 euro per dive or 10 euro per full day


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit is £400. If you add flights to your holiday full payment of your chosen flight option may also be required to confirm your ATOL bonded package.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

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


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Our most popular package includes 7 nights in a 1 bedroom self catering apartment
The standard dive package is 10 dives (5 days) AIR
Return airport transfers are included in your package


International flights to Tenerife South (TFS) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday.

Additional diving and services are arranged and paid for at the dive centre at the end of your trip

Any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjoy

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.

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.

  • PADI 5* centre
  • DSAT technical and sidemount training
  • Family friendly
  • E-learning supported

The RIB departs departs up to 3 times times a day, plus there are optional night dives - this is a flexible dive programme for you to enjoy on your holiday. No matter if you are a dedicated diver who never misses a chance to splash in or fitting your dives in around a family holiday, the team will make sure you visit exactly the right dive sites for your interest and experience level. Dive sites are all between 5-25 minutes from the dive centre. Shore dives are arranged on request. Dive times are 45 minutes (air supply permitting). The boat returns to the harbour after each dive. If you are making another dive then you will refresh your tank and charge your batteries at a cafe on the beach before heading out for your next dive

Aqua Marina have a team of friendly dive professional for your every training need. New to diving? You can take every PADI course including intro taster days or Open Water courses. Kids aged 8 and above can also join in the fun with a pool programme specially designed to introduce children to the fun. The classroom overlooks the sea... a tantalizing taster of what awaits. If you want to speed up your course duration, why not try e-learning at your convenience before you fly. Certified divers are not forgotten. All courses through to divemaster are taught on site. Tec training is aslo available, including side mount courses .

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