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Exploring the Secrets of 'The Arch': An Epic Sidemount Adventure

El Balito is a distinctive region on the captivating island of Tenerife, possessing an interesting history that sets it apart. In times past, it thrived as a bustling banana processing plant, complete with its very own dock where ships would eagerly gather to collect its valuable merchandise. However, the passage of time has rendered the once-thriving buildings abandoned and at the mercy of fate, while the pier now serves as a cherished space for local fishermen, swimmers, and divers.

El Balito remains a hidden gem, known only to the local people of the island. Though reaching this place may pose some challenges, upon arrival, one is rewarded with breathtaking views and the immense expanse of the ocean stretching out before them.

This location has gained renown for its stunning network of caverns and swim-through passages, many of which lie in the shallows, bathed in radiant sunlight. However, a deeper exploration unveils a unique swim-through nestled in the depths. The rock formations surrounding Tenerife are truly mesmerising, and El Balito is a treasure trove of these geological wonders, waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers. Each dive is meticulously planned and prepared for, and this occasion was no exception. Eager to put her newly acquired sidemount diving skills to the test, Babett was excited to embark on a thrilling underwater adventure, expertly guided by Peter. Utilising a DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), we conserve our precious air supply, affording us ample time to delve into the enchanting depths of our desired destination.

The dive itself proved to be the ultimate highlight of our experience—an exhilarating immersion into the aquatic realm. We revealed the sheer joy of being submerged for a total runtime of 69 minutes, with a maximum depth of 29.8 metres. For a vivid visual portrayal of this memorable dive, we invite you to explore our YouTube channel, where you'll find an immersive 4K video capturing every thrilling moment. If you enjoy the content, we kindly ask you to like, follow, and subscribe to our channel for more captivating videos. Most importantly, we encourage you to embrace the enchantment of the underwater world by taking the plunge and engaging in your own diving adventures.

Feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in exploring this particular dive site or any other locations around Tenerife. We would be more than happy to provide you with further information on how to join one of our guided dives or courses.

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