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El Desierto

Discover the ultimate dive site at the Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve, located in the breathtaking waters of Spain's Canary Islands. This notable site is renowned for its remote location and requires a scenic 10-15 minute boat ride from the vibrant port of La Restinga.

Immerse yourself in a truly extraordinary experience as you encounter the remarkable Heteroconger longissimus, the highest concentration found anywhere in Europe. Watching these graceful creatures dance in their natural habitat is a sight to behold.

Often referred to as a desert within the reserve, this dive site stands out due to its sandy bottom. However, don't be deceived by the sandy landscape, as it teems with life. Prepare to be captivated by the largest concentration of garden eels in Europe. With a stroke of luck, you may even spot majestic stingrays, eagle rays, spiny butterflyrays, and during the winter months, angel shark sightings are not uncommon.

Dive into crystal-clear waters boasting an impressive visibility of 22 meters. Delve into the depths of up to 25 meters, catering to both beginner and advanced divers alike. This exceptional dive site offers an alluring experience for divers seeking to explore the wonders of the Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve.

Plan your adventure to this remarkable underwater oasis located at HI-410, El Pinar de El Hierro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable diving expedition that will leave you in awe of the vibrant marine life that calls this site their home.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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