+629 508 100 info@daivoon.com
Charco del Palo

Charco del Palo

Charco del Palo

  • 5 – 35 m
  • Shore
  • OWD
  • North
Charco del Palo

The divesite Charco del Palo is situated on a rocky shore line in the north of the Island and is of typical volcanic nature. Huge lava fields once flooded 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. This is why the site is great for old hands and less experienced divers alike.

There are also extensive sand-areas to explore, where the likes of angelsharks and rays can be found. These sandy areas are interrupted by lava-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 dark 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.

Charco del Palo can only be dived if there is little wind and it is especially great between March – May, when the chances to see loads of rays (20+) is higher then the rest of the year.

All in all: The divesite 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.

If you want to dive this divesite, drop us a line and we will arrange something.

Charco del Palo

Charco Natural

Charco Natural

Charco Natural

 

  • 0 – 35m
  • Shore
  • Advanced
  • North
Charco natural - North of Lanzarote

Charco natural is located near the small village of Mala in the North East of Lanzarote. With a sort of natural amphitheatre, which serves as the entry and exit point. A small fork connects the basin to the open sea.
For our more intrepid divers, there is a rock plateau on the right hand side of the basin, where it’s possible to enter the ocean with a giant stride.

Underwater there is a vegetation-covered plateau and a very impressive lava landscape which is especially good for spotting small animals like nudibranchs, octopus and crabs. But quite often sardine shoals or rays escort the divers on their excursion.
The journey goes over the plateau in 20 meters depth to a fork where the divers can go to the left and follow the reef up to a depth about 35 meters, or go along a rock plateau back into the sun.

Another possibility leads back 25m over bizarre rocks to a small grotto at 12-8 meters.
On the way back to the algae-covered plateau it’s possible to see scorpion fish, barracuda and big schools of yellow bream. The exit takes place either over the natural basin or –with a bit of work- over the rocks if the tide has dropped.

Charco Natural is a beautiful dive for the more advanced divers who like to enjoy the variaties of Mala.

If you want to dive this divesite, drop us a line and we will arrange something.

Charco natural - North of Lanzarote

Punta de la Pared

Punta de la Pared

Punta de la Pared

  • 5 – 20 m
  • Shore
  • Min. OWD
  • North
Punta de la Pared - Angelshark

This is a divesite with a canyon 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 metal ladder, at high tide it is safe to jump, but at low tide the bottom is only about 1.5m deep. This tricky entrance makes it a site for the more adventurous and experienced divers.

This divesite offers a wide variety of sights for divers from advanced level and 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 a large sized fissure in the rock. This is an excellent area to find crabs, urchins, nudibranchs or bigeye red bream. The flat sandy areas are ideal for spotting angelsharks and rays of many different sizes.

This divesite is perfect for divers that don´t mind a tricky entrance as the maximum depth is about 20-25 meters. 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.

Canyon
The reef
Punta de la Pared - Reef
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.
Punta de la Pared - Canyon

To the right of the entry point 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 shrimps and crabs, with many nooks and crannies. There is a direct line of ascent to the surface at all times, ensuring a safe and enjoyable place to explore. Divers should exercise caution however, as it is home to a large number of spiny urchins.

If you want to dive this divesite, drop us a line and we will arrange something.

Punta de la Pared - North

Puerto Moro

Puerto Moro

Puerto Moro

  • Max. 40 m
  • Shore
  • Advanced
  • North
Puerto Moro Divesite north

Puerto Moro is a great dive in the north of Lanzarote. Every diver that wants to explore this ”off-road” dive site has to be a little bit adventurous to “conquer” the entrance and exit. A little rock scramble is necessary to enter or exit the water, and that´s why it is a spot for experienced or well trained divers.

Once underwater however, you are rewarded for your efforts with some of the most beautiful caves, tunnels and lava tubes on Lanzarote.

This divesite also offers “piste” like slopes whose depth looks endless yet plays host to angelsharks and a variety of rays. A small tunnel from 8m to 15m brimming with shrimps, fork beards and cardinal fish can be found here too. Puerto Moro also houses lobster, spiny spider crab, octopus, cuttlefish and a whole host of fish species.

Lava tube
Big cave
Puerto Moro Divesite north
This expedition dive takes experienced divers to the lava tube. This is a lava tunnel which starts at about 10m and has exits at 20m and 30m. There are many small opening which makes for some atmospheric photography. The tube is home to many thousands of shrimp, with rays and morays being occasional visitors. Large stretches of the tunnel have no clear route to the surface so the lava tube it not for the faint hearted.
Puerto Moro Divesite north
On 8m there is a large cave, where divers can usually find large sting rays and it is a great dive for people that prefer to stay shallow.

If you want to dive this divesite, drop us a line and we will arrange something.

Entrance Puerto Moro