The reef was a project by the department Marine Biology of the University of Las Palmas. The idea was to create a refuge for species endangered by intensive fishing. They put different kinds of shapes on the ground wanting to see which shape attracted which kinds of fish. As a result the concrete blocks became a real aquarium at a 20-22 meter of depth. The project finished in 1994 and it is now a popular dive site.
They build a few different structures during the year. Each structure is different in size and there is also a difference in distance between the blocks. This makes every structure unique on it’s own.
There is a variety of species to be found here and the sandy bottom is one of the best places to spot angel sharks. Artificial reef also harbours a big shoal of roncadores, moray eels, octopus and often rays. Once in a while we even spot a green turtle on artificial reef, so join us and try your (and our) luck!
- Max depth: 22 meters
- Min level: Advanced open water or equivalent
- Sightings: Shoals of roncadores, barracuda, octopus, stingrays, angel sharks, eagle rays, garden eels, moray eels,…
- Boat dive