Tenerife

These pictures have been made during a one week dive holiday on Tenerife in Playa Paraiso not far away from the tourist hotel bunkers in Playa Americana. We were diving with Baracuda Club Teneriffa. These are my first underwater photos in the sea. July 1 to 26, 2002, 34 photos.

Fish Feeding: A swarm of fishes attracted by the food in the white bag. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Many Fish: Many striped fish in front of a crevice — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Sea Urchin: An orange sponge and black long-spined sea-urchin — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Underwater Landscape: The rocky underwater landscape was formed by a volcano long time ago. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002

Stingray Feeding: A dive guide feeding a stingray with fish waste from the local supermarket. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Atlantic Stingray: The Atlantic stingrays at Playa Paraiso fear no divers and sometimes come so close that one can touch them. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Lizard Fish: A lizard fish is lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Sepia: A currently red coloured sepia. It's amazing how rapidly (within a split second) they can change their colour and skin structure — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Starfish: An orange starfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Anemones: Two club-tipped anemones with different colours. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Fire Worm: A fire worm. As the name tells touching this beast is not recommended :-) — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

The Rock: Emmm ... yes, this is just a rock. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Goatfish: A red mullet lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Sepia: A portrait of another sepia with different colour and skin structure. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Flat Crab: A flat crab picking off the fine film of plant growth that covers the rocks. It's a shy creature that hides itself when one approaches. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002

Trumpet Fish: A trumpet fish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Starfish: A seven-armed 'blue starfish' — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Scorpionfish: A little red Madeira rockfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Anemone: A club-tipped anemone — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Scorpionfish: little Madeira rockfish. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Anemones: A group of snakelocks anemones in the shallow water of the Fiesta bay at Playa Paraiso. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002

Sponges with Mussels: Golden sponges with dead shell and black sea-urchins. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Atlantic Stingray: An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Atlantic Stingray: An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Atlantic Stingray: An atlantic stingray showing its mouth and white belly. This image is retouched. I removed the hands and octopus of a diver in the upper left corner. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Stingrays: Two atlantic stingrays fighting for food. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Anemones: Two different coloured club-tipped anemones and some orange little fishes. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Butterfly Ray: Can you see it? It's a portrait of the widewing butterfly ray. With those patterns it is hardly to spot on a sandy ground. One can see an eye and a gill hole left of it. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Tiger Moray: Snap! A tiger moray — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Blenny: A redlip blenny on a rock — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Eagle Stingray: An eagle stingray soaring over the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Flat Crab: A flat crab — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Hermit Crab: A cute red hermit crab in a pretty case of a grooved helmet snail. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002

Moray Eel: A black moray and a red-backed cleaner shrimp — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002. Nikon E990, 1/120 s, F/4.0, 23.4 mm, ISO 100, Friday, July 26, 2002 16:21:18