Dive Site Punta Restinga – A fantastic Drop off


Punta Restinga scuba diving el hierro dive site spot crack
To tell you right away, Punta Restinga is a amazing dive site and can be placed on a level with El Bajon. The landscape itself already is overwhelming. There is also a lot of fish, also big one and a fantastic wall to browse through the cracks.

The dive takes place near the port of La Restinga. It only takes 2 minutes by boat. At first you hold yourself a bit flat before you dive into a kettle. Here you can find a large anemone that glows orange at its ends. Very respectable! Then you continue through a gap (see photo above). After this one is on a spectacular cliff with partly dead black corals and usually both types of groupers. There are also various moray eels, anemones and several species of sea bream.

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Fangtooth Moray – Enchelycore anatina

We then return through a rugged lava landscape towards the buoy.

In my eyes Punta Restinga is definitely one of El Hierro’s top spots.

Depth: 0-40m+

Experience: Beginner – Advanced

Entry: Boat

Current: more frequent, and there can be strong surf here as the dive site is unprotected.

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