Given its shallow depth and sea conditions in this area, it is an ideal spot where to try diving for the first time. For the very same reasons it is ideal as well for comfortable night diving. Countless small animals live camouflaged in this enviroment, which will both surprise and delight lovers of detail and macro photography.

Located in the municipality of Telde and protected by the quay, the dive at Taliarte is an attractive underwater stroll. Diving in from the shore and after swimming over a thick meadow of brown algae, we come across the shelf edge which lies on a sandbank at a depth of only 6 meters. The area enjoys an interesting wealth of invertebrates such as octopuses, spinous spider crabs, giant anemones, cones and so forth. It is also recommended for night dive both because it’s an easy dive and because of the abundance of species with nocturnal habits, among them cardinal fish, white-spotted octopus, sea cucumbers, beadlet anemones and even large common stingrays. A few meters away from the shelf edge we find a seagrass meadow where emblematic species such as sea horses and all kinds of small fish and inertebrate species find shelter.

Certification level:   Open Water Diver
Max depth:   8 meters
Current:   Yes, mild
Rating:   3/5

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