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. (34 Images)

Fish FeedingImage 1/34 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 FishImage 2/34 Many Fish: Many striped fish in front of a crevice — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002 Sea UrchinImage 3/34 Sea Urchin: An orange sponge and black long-spined sea-urchin — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 22 July 2002 Underwater LandscapeImage 4/34 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 FeedingImage 5/34 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 StingrayImage 6/34 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 FishImage 7/34 Lizard Fish: A lizard fish is lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002 SepiaImage 8/34 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 StarfishImage 9/34 Starfish: An orange starfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002 AnemonesImage 10/34 Anemones: Two club-tipped anemones with different colours. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002 Fire WormImage 11/34 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 RockImage 12/34 The Rock: Emmm ... yes, this is just a rock. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002
GoatfishImage 13/34 Goatfish: A red mullet lying on the sand. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 23 July 2002 SepiaImage 14/34 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 CrabImage 15/34 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 FishImage 16/34 Trumpet Fish: A trumpet fish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002 StarfishImage 17/34 Starfish: A seven-armed 'blue starfish' — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002 ScorpionfishImage 18/34 Scorpionfish: A little red Madeira rockfish — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002
AnemoneImage 19/34 Anemone: A club-tipped anemone — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002 ScorpionfishImage 20/34 Scorpionfish: little Madeira rockfish. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 24 July 2002 AnemonesImage 21/34 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 MusselsImage 22/34 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 StingrayImage 23/34 Atlantic Stingray: An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 Atlantic StingrayImage 24/34 Atlantic Stingray: An atlantic stingray soaring over the ground — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002
Atlantic StingrayImage 25/34 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 StingraysImage 26/34 Stingrays: Two atlantic stingrays fighting for food. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 AnemonesImage 27/34 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 RayImage 28/34 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 MorayImage 29/34 Tiger Moray: Snap! A tiger moray — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 BlennyImage 30/34 Blenny: A redlip blenny on a rock — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002
Eagle StingrayImage 31/34 Eagle Stingray: An eagle stingray soaring over the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 Moray EelImage 32/34 Moray Eel: A black moray and a red-backed cleaner shrimp — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 Flat CrabImage 33/34 Flat Crab: A flat crab — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 July 2002 Hermit CrabImage 34/34 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