In the waters of Tenerife like to “hang out” the inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean, because around the island are ocean trenches, the depth of which reaches 3000 meters. So going on boat trips (which I mentioned in the article, the Best beach vacation) from Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes or from the port of Las Americas, You can count on a meeting with dolphins, whales, and sperm whales. In the waters of the Atlantic about the Canary Islands are home to more than a dozen species of cetaceans.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean – Dolphins
Especially often whales occur in the Strait between the Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, there is one of the ocean depths. However, whales are “small” six-meter, the so-called whales – pilots (whales). To know them on a dark color, a large bump on his forehead and a long back the fin.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean – Blue whale
Are there sharks around the Canary Islands? Of course, there is. But they never come close to the shore, avoiding small depths. And in the history of tourism, was not recorded any cases of shark attacks on humans. At the time of fishing have been getting smaller sharks (1 m) at the bait. Although aquatic fauna Tenerife not as varied as in the tropical seas, here also you can find interesting specimens: Moray, bearded worm, fish-urchin, etc. Continue reading
Earlier he has already managed to win over the ocean element using the constructed models underwater bike, saw the light after years of observing dolphins. Form bike Lunacet Monofin, where Ted crossed 200 miles of ocean, doubling the speed Olympic Champions, strikingly similar to the tail of the most intelligent and good-natured marine mammal.
In order to conquer a whole ocean, Ted had to deal with the construction of unique submarines, which will be operated by a foot pedal drive. And if anyone doubts the success of the planned enterprise, it is not Ted Camillo, deliberate on your scratch to overcome 3700 kilometers of oceanic expanses of 50 days, starting on the Western coast of Africa and finish the journey on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean.
Five-meter construction, representing an enhanced version of monoplane and consisting of steel, polycarbonate, and alloy of titanium and aluminium, will not filled the air and water, therefore, travelers will have to use scuba wetsuit. Ted plans in the day to swim under water, immersed to a depth of two meters, and in the night “float” in order to sleep. To protect themselves from possible bad weather will help awning, which in the case of fair wind will serve the traveler sail. If the weather turns into a lingering storm, the inventor of the intention to wait for him under the water. Continue reading
In the Atlantic ocean, remote on more than 1300 kilometers from the mainland of Europe, spread the nine Islands are divided into three groups, each of which includes three island archipelago Azores. However, nine Islands that only those that are larger, but their shores you can find a lot of small Islands, formed in the same of the volcanic activity that has created and the main land archipelago.
The greatest interest among these Islands causes island called Vila Franca do Campo, lying just five hundred metres from the coast of the island of San Miguel. The island is interesting because it formed the crater of an extinct and partially sunken volcano. Because of this lake Laguna in its center is almost perfectly round in shape. The island gets a lot of tourists. In addition, there is a variety of sports competitions, including cliff diving. Previously, the island was used by whalers, and even played the role of the fortress, but here now protected reserve.