A descent wall dive in the south of El Hierro
Baja Bocarones is one of the best descent wall dives in El Hierro and has a rich diversity of marine life. About three nautical miles from the southernmost tip of the island of El Hierro, tracing its eastern coast, is the descent point. Below the water is a 30-metre-high tower of volcanic rock shaped like a column. It’s very hard to believe that this obelisk, with its completely vertical walls, wasn't shaped by human hands.
Two submerged natural towers with underwater life
The dive involves two towers: the largest has a summit twelve metres below the surface, the other, smaller and closer to the coast has a steep summit at a depth of seven metres. The rocky underwater landscape is remarkable and so is the marine life. Circling the volcanic spires are shoals of zebra bream, yellowtail and chopones. On the sandy bottom there are dog fish, Canarian langostines and large groupers. In the crevices and deeper areas, black and brown coral is visible.