Diving in “Telamón” Wreck

A dive in a half sunken boat near the port of Arrecife
The “Telamón” is one of the few half sunken wrecks in the Canary Islands. This 136 metre long boat, originally called “Temple Hall” sprung a leak in 1981 and ran aground in Arrecife port in Lanzarote and since it could not be repaired it was manoeuvred a few hundred metres out of the port with the intention of grounding it. There it split into two parts, one 74metres long which is above the surface of the water and the other smaller part lies at a depth of 18 metres.
A dive ideal for snorkellers and for beginners to explore wrecks
Because of its location, the largest part is idea for snorkellers and for beginners wishing to explore wrecks. In fact, rescue teams do practical training here. Less than 100 metres southwards and at a depth of 18 metres is the smallest part, the prow, where there is more marine life: camouflaged octopus, parrot fish roaming around and amberjacks on patrol. Experienced divers and submarine photographers will enjoy the contrasts of light in the vessel’s compartments.
Depth
12 - 16 m.
Access
Walking
Interest
Shipwrecks
Level
Low
Currents
Localidad
Arrecife

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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