This dive site is situated on a rocky shore line in the north of the Island and is typically volcanic in nature. Huge lava fields once flowed from the volcanic interior down into the ocean to form this stunning underwater environment. There are lots of beautiful overhangs, caves and tunnels to explore and the site offers a rich diving experience for both old hands and less experienced divers alike.
There are also extensive sand-areas to explore where the likes of angel sharks and rays can be found. These sandy areas are interrupted by lave-tubes which play host to a wide diversity of life including; nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps, moray eels, damsels, barracuda, grouper etc.. The sandy areas drop off like a ski-slope into the inky depths of the ocean, hovering here for a moment or two to gaze out into the blue one gains an appreciation of this vast, spectacular underwater realm.
All in all: Charco del Palo offers a diver all their heart can desire: Various species from large to small, tunnels, caves and stunning rock formations. Both photographer and adventure diver alike will get their money´s worth, no two dives are the same and always something new to explore.