Diving in “Telamón” Wreck

Diving in Telamón shipwreck. Scuba diving in Lanzarote
Diving in Telamón shipwreck. Scuba diving in Lanzarote
Diving in Telamón shipwreck. Scuba diving in Lanzarote
Diving in Telamón shipwreck. Scuba diving in Lanzarote
Diving in Telamón shipwreck. Scuba diving in Lanzarote

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.

Isla Lanzarote
Low

Low

12 - 16 m.

12 - 16 m.

On foot

On foot

Yes

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