Oro Blanco an Aqua Marina | Scuba Travel

Oro Blanco an Aqua Marina - Atlantic

  • 145 guest capacity
  • 2, 4, 5 and 7 person apartment options available
  • Self catering apartment option
  • Bar and terrace
  • Pool, solarium, sauna and bar games
  • Aqua Marina dive centre next door
  • Boat diving departing up to 3 times a day - snorkelers welcome too!
  • Wifi availalbe throughout (local charge)

About Oro Blanco & Aqua Marina

Tenerife is the Spring Island, with a warm climate all year round, making it a popular holiday destination. But have you tried scuba diving in Tenerife? Scuba Travel have been working with Aqua Marina for many years and we love the flexibility that this experienced dive centre and the self catering apartments offer our divers.



The Oro Blanco apartments offer clean, comfortable 3 star accommodation with the famous Troya Beach only 750m away. Los Cristianos and Playa Las Americas are within walking distance. No matter what size your party, there is an option for you. Studios sleep up to 2, 1 bed apartments (up to 4 people), 2 bed apartments (up to 5 people) and 3 bed apartments (up to 7 people). Do let us know your needs and your travel consultant will advise you of up to date availability and the apartment options at the time of booking. The images on our website are illustrative of the typical decor you can expect in your booked apartment.



All apartments are equipped with a kitchen, refrigerator, glass-ceramic hob, microwave, table linen, coffee/tea maker, sink, shower,TV, ceiling fan, safe (extra cost), cable internet (extra cost) wi-Fi Internet (extra cost), tiled floor and 24h luggage storage. There is an outdoor pool and solarium, along with bar, bar games and terrace.



Due to availability and the reopening of the resort summer 2020, we may not be able to offer you an apartment at the Oro Blanco. Aqua Marina works with a number of carefully selected private apartments that are near the dive centre. These are superb alternative and are a range of 1 and 2 bed options. Your travel consultant will give you full details of the available options for your selected holiday dates before confirming your holiday.



Walk out of the complex and you will find the friendly faces of the Aqua Marina dive team right next door. Grab your gear and off you go! Discover the warm, clear waters of Tenerife underwater. As well as scuba diving, and checking out the beautiful beaches, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. On your off days you can go whale watching, trekking in El Teide, horse riding. Rent a car and take a tour round the villages and stunning coastline. There is plenty to explore and enjoy surface side as well as underwater. No matter what your holiday demands, Aqua Marina will ensure you fall in love with Tenerife from a fresh new perspective.

All divers who come to Tenerife will be expected to fill out a medical questionnaire. If you answer yes to any of the questions on this form then you will be required to seek clearance from a doctor prior to diving. All divers will also need to provide a copy of their insurance schedule, including coverage for Scuba Diving activities. The dive centre will retain a copy of this (hard copy or digital) throughout the duration of your holiday.

Studio max 2 people

Studio without balcony for one person or two people maximum, equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom and window with view. Room space approximately 16m sq, the room is equipped with two beds of 1 meter by two, 32" flat screen full HD TV, pay safe, bathroom with shower and bath, kitchen area with electric stove with two hot plates, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, kitchen utensils. (The hotel does not guarantee allocation in the same apartment as the photo).

One bedroom apartment

One bedroom apartment with two and a living room with sofa bed (convertible into 2 single beds), overlooks the pool and golf, maximum 4 persons apartment size approximate 41 meters, the room is equipped with balcony terrace with chairs and table, 32" flat screen full HD TV, pay safe, bathroom with shower, bath, electric stove with two hot plates, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, kitchen utensils. (The hotel does not guarantee allocation in the same apartment as the photo)

Two bedroom apartment

Two bedroom apartment with two beds each and a living room with sofa bed, has views of the pool or inner patio, 32" flat screen full HD TV, size approximately 70 square meters, bedroom with two beds of 1 mx 2 m, balcony terrace, with table and chairs, pay safe, bathroom shower-bath, EKitchen area with electric stove with two hot plates, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle. (The hotel does not guarantee allocation in the same apartment as the photo)

Three bedroom apartment

Three bedroom apartment with two beds in each, living room with sofa bed, with views of the pool or exterior views, 32" flat screen full HD TV, approximate size 90 square meters, bed sizes 1 x 2m, balcony terrace with chairs and table, pay safe, bathroom shower-bath, and a separate toilet, kitchen with electric stove with two hot plates, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle. (The hotel does not guarantee allocation in the same apartment as the photo)

All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, refrigerator, glass-ceramic hob, microwave, table linen, coffee/tea maker, sink, shower,TV, ceiling fan, safe (extra cost), cable internet (extra cost) wi-Fi Internet (extra cost), tiled floor and 24h luggage storage

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.

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Covid Information for Oro Blanco & Aqua Marina

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AQUA MARINA DIVE CENTRE

Last Updated: 13AUG 2020

The supply of water to our outside tap is treated with ozone, giving it a disinfectant quality so that rinsed kit is instantly free of bacteria, viruses or mould.
Regulators must be rinsed in the ozone water before and after the buddy check.
This same water supply is used for sprays to clean frequently touched surfaces several times during the day in the dive centre, vehicles and boat.
Overnight the atmosphere in the dive centre is treated with an ozone air purifier.
The interiors of the vehicles are treated daily with the ozone air purifier.
Clients should bring a bag to keep their mask and other personal belongings on the boat.
Capacity on the boat may be restricted according to advice from Guardia Civil.
Check in paperwork will be completed on-line, where possible.
Wherever possible on-line learning will be used.
Kitting up will be conducted outside. Our team will bring kit and tanks to the clients.
Teaching will be conducted outside


Local rules specify distancing of 1.5m and where this cannot be achieved, a mask must be worn (of the style sold in pharmacies).
Our clients are asked to bring a mask with them, but we will have them for sale if needed.
Clients are asked to use hand sanitiser on arrival.
Clients must wear masks in the dive centre and the vehicles.


Country Covid Travel Information

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel to Tenerife. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

In the future when travel to Tenerife is allowed again you will be subject to the following rules and regulations:

- Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19, 48 hours prior to travel.
You can do this on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app.

- Temperature check

- Undergo a visual health assessment

Anyone who presents symptoms or fails one of the above requirements will be seen by a health professional

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

- You will have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Tenerife.

Last Updated: 27JUL2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

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

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel to Tenerife. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

In the future when travel to Tenerife is allowed again you will be subject to the following rules and regulations:

- Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19, 48 hours prior to travel.
You can do this on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app.

- Temperature check

- Undergo a visual health assessment

Anyone who presents symptoms or fails one of the above requirements will be seen by a health professional

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

- You will have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Tenerife.

Last Updated: 27JUL2020

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.

Travel

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.

Stopovers

As it is a direct service, there are no stop over options

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

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

Insurance

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

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

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.

Lounge

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

Parking

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

Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.

Departures

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.

Info

Tipping

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

Currency

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

Extras

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

Extras

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

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

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

Payments

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

Discounts

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

Included

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

Excluded

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.


The islands volcanic formation and location if reflected in all that you can find underwater. Huge Atlantic rays swoop in over the seabed. Grouper lurk under crevasses while sponges and anemones cling to the reef walls. Roncadores and jacks school. Or keep your eyes peeled for an angel sharks, who like to hide near the eel gardens. Wreck divers will be enthralled with the options. The Twin Wrecks were purposely sunk as artificial reefs, drawing in marine life from miles around, whilst vessels such as the El Condesito fell foul and are fascinating dives. There are dives for every experience level with shallow locations, ideal for new divers, right through to steep dramatic walls for technical divers taking the plunge.



  • 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 .

All divers who come to Tenerife will be expected to fill out a medical questionnaire. If you answer yes to any of the questions on this form then you will be required to seek clearance from a doctor prior to diving. All divers will also need to provide a copy of their insurance schedule, including coverage for Scuba Diving activities. The dive centre will retain a copy of this (hard copy or digital) throughout the duration of your holiday.

Palm Mar Wall

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 12 | Max Depth: 26

This is by far the most popular dive site in Tenerife. This popularity is thanks to the resident turtles who can reliably be encountered here. Alongside the turtles are many different species of fish in large numbers. It is also common to encounter various different species of Ray, as well as Angle Sharks during the winter months. We are also always on the look-out for dolphins who take advantage of easy meal opportunities at the nearby fish farms.

This dive site offers very easy diving conditions, making it both interesting and accessible for all levels of diver. This is where we also bring snorkelling tours as well as conducting our PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme here.
Journey time: 5 minutes

El Condesito

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 10 | Max Depth: 20

The Condesito, a freighter carrying cement for the construction of Los Cristianos, was wrecked on the shoreline near Punta Rasca in late 1971. No lives were lost.
Decades later and although the wreck is disintegrating, leaving it largely impenetrable, the life here continues to thrive. We can expect to see huge trumpet fish, octopus, cuttlefish, barracuda and many more. Situated in a sheltered bay, this site offers great diving for beginners and more seasoned divers alike! The fingers of lava either side of the wreck are also worth exploring. A great spot for snorkelers too.
Journey time: 15 minutes

Roncadores del Faro

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 40

One of our favourites, this is a site to suit everyone from snorkelers to deep divers.
With some of the most outstanding basalt rock formations, you won't know where to look first. Throw in the added fun of swim-throughs, black coral and a shoal of Roncadores and you can't fail to enjoy yourself.
In addition, a dive here is like swimming in a bowl of fish soup! Barracuda, bream, trumpet fish, Canarian lobsters - you name it and it's here.
Roncadores del Faro is one of the most popular diving spots in the area.

La Caleta

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 12 | Max Depth: 27

La Caleta reef is a long, thin finger of rock sticking out perpendicular to the shore. At itís origins it appears above the waterline forming a small island only slightly separated from the coast, and the reef creeps gradually deeper as we head away from land. The sandy bottom reaches a maximum depth of approximately 25 metres, making this site suitable for all diver levels.
Erosion over time has led to the formation of a number of long overhangs in which we can hunt for stingrays. Barracuda, cuttlefish, octopus and various types of bream are regularly encountered here.
Journey time: 15 minutes

Palm Mar Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 28 | Max Depth: 40

From an anchorage in 16m we first make our way down a wall where we find many varieties of Morays hiding in the cracks. At the end of the wall we cross over the sand to some magnificent pinnacles that you can weave your way around, paying your respect to the Virgin del Carmen statue that was laid in 32m for the protection of both divers and fishermen of the island. Looking across from here you will see a carpet of garden eels.

As you make your way into 28 meters you will be at the cave entrance. However this is not to be fully penetrated due to it leading into a maze of lava tunnels. A small cross at the entrance is a grim reminder of those who went in and never came back out. The mouth of the cave has enough to keep you occupied however as it is teeming with shrimp and it is not unusual to see rays or angel sharks asleep in the sand. A favourite among those qualified for deep diving.
Journey time: 5-10 minutes

Palm Mar Roncadores

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 24

With the area of Palm Mar famous for under water rock formations it is no surprise that this dive site has a fascinating topography.

With the starting point on a plateau you drop over into an amphitheatre structure where the discovery begins. Trumpet fish, Moray eels and Big Eyes all take shelter within the rocks. There is a large shoal of Roncadores floating effortlessly mid water here which provide fantastic opportunities for photographers. Very often a smaller shoal of barracuda are hovering above, waiting for a meal opportunity.

This site offers gentle diving suitable for all levels with plenty of life.
Journey time: 5-10 minutes

Barranco del Aqua

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 30 | Max Depth: 30

A deep dive with tantalising drop-offs, this is a fix for any deep diving junkie. We sometimes get strong current here, therefore this is for experienced divers only.

As we descend we are often greeted by large grouper lazily mooching around in the overhangs. Peering over the drop off, we see black coral with the appearance of Christmas trees sprouting from the rocks. We soon come across a prominent pinnacle, base camp for a swarm of barracuda. Following the underwater gorge, as we head towards the shallows, we may be passed by stingrays and schools of sardines.
Journey time: 10 minutes

El Meridian

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 28 | Max Depth: 30

This is the wreck of a WW2 German minesweeper which arrived in Tenerife in the 70's.
Upon arriving in Tenerife the local mafia stole the ship and sold it on to a third party in Los Cristianos. Here it was used as a Dolphin watching vessel before being scuttled in 2005 for us to enjoy whilst diving and now lies upright on a sandy bed at 30m. We can encounter Jacks, Rays, Grouper, Angel sharks and occasional dolphins as we make our way around the wreck and up to the Crow's Nest before making our safety stop.
An advanced dive for its depth and occasional strong currents.
Journey time: 10 minutes

Neptune's Cave

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18 | Max Depth: 40

A very picturesque site this is a favourite for all. You start shallow where there is abundant flora on the plateau. Heading along the coastline into the depths, the sandy bay leads you to the entrance of this large cavernous swim-through. At the entrance you can see the exit, cobalt blue sea framed by jagged volcanic rocks at the exit to this cavern filled with glass-eye fish.
The cave area is home to many trumpet fish, bream, big eyes, shrimps and you never know what else is lurking. Large stingrays are often sighted inside and also spotfin burrfish sometimes like to hang out in the area.
Journey time: 15 minutes

Playa Paraiso

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 10 | Max Depth: 20

Playa Paraiso is one of our furthest dive sites, and can be divid by boat or sore. A 5 metre platform spans away from the coast, and drops off to a sandy bottom at around 15 metres. From this ledge a solitary finger of rock sticks out perpendicular to the shore, which is where most of the dive is to be spent.
This finger of rock is well eroded and has an almost continuous overhang all around it's edge -making for a come very cool scenery. This is only enhanced by the various large boulders which have broken off this rock over time and create a mini labyrinth to explore and get lost in! In one small crack rests a large and historic-looking anchor which was lost here by some unknown ship, and certainly enhances to the ambiance of the dive.

A school of Roncadores can be found here, along with many nudibranchs, cuttlefish and all of the usual Tenerife suspects. The best scenery here is just below the 20 metre mark, meaning it is better for those with AOW or higher.

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