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LA GRACIOSA - DIVING AREAS LANZAROTE

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La burrera

The Burrera has a well deserved reputation for being one of the best diving in the Canaries. This place is spectacular for its labyrinthine landscape with large rocks, arches, columns, cornices and the abundant life that houses (both fauna and flora). It is one of the few places in the archipelago where even the kelp forest is preserved, without beingn devoured by the diadem sea urchin. The currents and waves have preserved this oasis of plant life in the vast desert of thorns. This point is perhaps a reflection of what could be the sea bottoms of the islands when not yet been altered by humans.

 

La roncadera

In this picturesque place the rock is staggered forming a vast amphitheater, like a Roman circus. A field of red and yellow sea fans gives color and exoticism to the immersion. They are located on the ampitheathre steps getting it ready for a great performance. The actors are the pejeperros, tembladeras, amberjacks, damselfish and, of course, the bank of snorers which gives its name to the diving area.

 

Veril de las Anclas

Between Lanzarote and La Graciosa, on a plain of sand, a thick bar of rock that extends about one kilometer, crossing "the river" at right angles, it rises the veril "Agujas". In it, there are several areas of immersion as the Veril of Lobsters on the south, the Cave of the "Jureles" on the north, and the "Veril de las Anclas" which is on of the highlights. Its walls, carved by sea erosion, provide shelter to large numbers of fish and stingrays, pejeperros, abbots, "viejas" and, surprisingly for its shortage in the rest of the Canaries, black sea bass. The dive has a historic attraction: the amount of old anchors that lie along the route.

 

Veril de las Langostas

The veril Agujas has many scenic areas for diving. The southern end, known as Veril of Lobsters, especially notable for the shape of the rocks and abundance of fish. The sharp rock edges show a completely different from any other area of ​​Lanzarote landscape and in its crevices and caves, we find lobsters that give the area its name immersion. The barracudas are notable for their size and do not go unnoticed when haunt the numerous fish, again and again through banks snorers, bream and blacksmiths.

 

Montaña Amarilla

Montaña Amarilla (Yellow Mountain) is one of the landmarks of La Graciosa and the Canary Islands. Its color is due to the type of eruption that caused the volcano, where the magma mixed with seawater. The picturesque rock formations underwater surface continue creating characteristic landscapes of funds Chinijo Archipelago. With self-contained, as with mask and snorkel, this dive helps us to discover the secrets of the Marine Reserve. Near this point there is a very interesting diving area known as Punta Kitchen, with hallways, archways and caves where we can see briotas, giant anemones or sea eagles and bishops.

 

Las Cañas

To dive in this maze carved into the rock is a real privilege. Here we find passages, caves with large columns and multiple outputs, rocky walls covered arches and a colorful blanket of algae that host an oasis of life. Banks anchovies, bream and croakers play hide and seek in the corners and caves, alongside swimming are harmonically to the murmur of the waves. There are few occasions when the sea allows diving in this area, so we may reserve especially magical moments for us to know.

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