Punta de la Pared

This is a dive site in the north of the island. Divers need to kit up by the car and cross the rocks towards a small horseshoe formation in the lava which forms a small bay. On the right hand side you should find a small yellow ladder, at high water it is safe to jump, but at low tide the bottom is only about 1.5m. This tricky entrance makes it a dive for the more adventurous.

This site offers a wide variety of sights for divers from advanced upwards. The use of this site depends largely upon the weather, but when we get the opportunity, we love to explore this special area.

The highlight is certainly a good-sized fissure in the rock. This is an excellent area to find crabs, urchins and nudibranchs, with the flat sandy areas ideal for spotting angel sharks and rays of many different sizes.

This site is perfect for divers that don´t mind a tricky entrance as the maximum depth is about 20-25 metres. The relatively shallow depth has no impact on the opportunity for seeing wildlife however, as this site is excellent for spotting barracuda, moray eels, slipper lobster and octopus, as well as many other endemic species.

To the right of the entry point is where we find the canyon. It is about 10 meters deep and it is only wide enough for single file.
The crack runs for about 35m and is a good spot for shrimp and crab, with many nooks and crannies. There is a direct line of ascent to the surface at all times along this geological formation ,ensuring a safe and enjoyable place to explore. Divers should exercise caution however, as it is home to a large number of spiny urchins.

The canyon opens out at about 15m with the vertical reef wall on your right shoulder, the left falls away to a sandy bottom at about 20m. As you keep the reef wall to your right, out to the left you will see a number of large solitary rocks in the sand about 10 – 15m out. These are well worth a look round as there is a good chance to see large rays and angle sharks.