From the South Airport to the Dive Centre
From the south airport you go north on the highway in the direction of Santa Cruz until you reach the exit Santa Maria del Mar. Here you also find a sign directing you to the north highway Autopista del Norte. Driving up the connection between the highways you reach, at La Laguna, the northern highway and follow the signs to Puerto de la Cruz.
Attention : DON'T go in direction Santa Cruz ! Sounds similar, but is the Capital city of the province of Tenerife and is located on the other side of the island.
After a total of 1 - 1,5 h depending on the traffic you get to Puerto de la Cruz.
You may leave the highway on the first exit of Puerto de la Cruz and follow the road until you get to an exit called Puerto de la Cruz por el Botanico. This way leads you through the city and you may get your first impression of Puerto. To get to the diving centre just follow the signs to the Loro Parque. When you have reached the Loro Parque, you see a big blue Hotel building about 200 m away which is sitting directly on a cliff above the sea, that is the Hotel Maritim. Turn into the hotel, but continue past the main hotel entrance of the Maritim and follow the signs that lead you to the diving centre.
If you don't like to go through the city, stay on the highway until you reach exit Nr. 39 Los Realejos Here ends the highway and you take a right and go back parallel to the highway in direction Puerto de la Cruz. Directly after the first curve you take a left to Toscal - La Longuera. After passing through Toscal - La Longuera you encounter a sign left down the hill to Punta Brava, and the Loro Parque and the big blue building of the Maritim is also visible.