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Diving in Bajón del Río

A dive to the depths of golden sand and volcanic crags
The volcanic origin of the Canary Islands means that diving in its waters has unusually shaped rocky seascapes in its depths. This is the case of Bajón del Río; at a depth of 18 metres there is a bottom of golden sand from which parasol shaped volcanic crags several metres high emerge. These “mushrooms” are a refuge for a unique biodiversity. This spot located to the north of the island of Fuerteventura, in the middle of the strait which separates it from the small islet of Lobos, is only five minutes away by boat from the port of Corralejo.
Diving in an explosion of sea life near Corralejo
This is a dive suitable for all levels, but only with the right current and tide conditions. On the descent, the enormous explosion of sea life around this gigantic “mushrooms” is very surprising. On their roofs, there is a huge number of sponges. Roaming around the area we see brightly coloured shoals of up to six different species, like black tail bream and bream. Grouper, island grouper and horse mackerel are on the lookout for small prey, while Redhead Cichlid browse tirelessly. And on the sand we can see the odd elusive stingray.
Depth
31-40 m
Access
Boat
Interest
Essential
Level
Medium
Currents
Localidad
Corralejo - La Oliva

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
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