Dive Site Los Cancajos


La Palma Los Cancajos beach entry diving canary islands bay wave breakerVersatility probably describes the beach of Los Cancajos best. Shallow  as deep dive sites, caves, tunnels, sand or lava rocks. The bay protected by the wave-breaker is a maximum of 7m deep. This makes it ideal for snorkeling or try diving and courses. Outside the wave-breaker, there is a fantastic dive area with more than eight possible dives without a double view. Thus, when the sea is calm, every diver is happy.

The Bay

It is best suited for learning to dive or to return after a long period without diving. There is the typical Atlantic small fish to see. In addition, swarms of Barracudas and Salema are often encountered.

Depth: maximum 7m

Experience: Beginner

Entry: beach

Current: never

The Claw

the claw los cancajos la palma dive site diving canary islandsA lava tongue, which extends from the surface of the water to inaccessible depth, brings us to the claw and back again. The claw itself is a 5m high rock that protrudes from the reef and has the shape of an animal paw with some fantasy.

Depth: 18m +

Experience: Beginner

Entry: beach

Current: rare, when weak around new or full moon

Fairy Tale Forest

In the next bay, north of the beach of Los Cancajos, is a big rock, which is split by a canyon. The approximately five meter long archway is the highlight of the dive. Its colourful sponges give the dive its name.

Depth: maximum 12m

Experience: Beginner

Entry: beach

Current: never

The Wing

The left over of a descended Cessna is located in the north-east direction. The wing is inhabited by anemones, crustaceans and scorpion fish. Nearby you will also find Red Gorgonians, Garden Eels and, with a bit of luck, rays.

Depth: 30m +

Experience: Advanced

Entry: beach

Current: rare, when weak to strong around new and full moon

Mordor

Mordor dive site la palma los cancajos white encrusting anemoneYou dive along a sloping wall with a great view into the blue water. On the way back, you’ll wriggle threw a labyrinth of lava rocks, without being bothered by orcs, elves or halflings. Sometimes one can drift with the current along the wall and then dive back to shore in the shadow of the current.

Depth: maximum 40m.

Experience level: beginner to advanced

Entry: beach

Current: rare, when weak to strong around new and full moon.

Chapel Cave

It drills 70m deep into the rock. It is home to anemones, crustaceans, moray eels, snails and sometimes rays. At the end, a dome filled with breathable air invites you to explore the cave. After exploring the Chapel Cave, you can usually make a little detour to Mordor.

Depth: maximum 7m

Experience: Advanced

Entry: beach

Current: never

The Coral Garden

Like the parachute jumpers, one falls through the blue water into the deep. From a depth of 35m, Red Gorgonians and black corals have settled on many small reefs. In the surrounding sandy areas you can also find rays and Garden Eels. The dive is finished threw Mordor.

Depth: 35m +

Difficulty: Advanced

Entry: beach

Current: rare, when weak to strong around new and full moon

The Tunnel

Distance diving. If you want to see the light show you have to take at least 60 minutes of comfortable diving. Round trip to the three tunnels and back are more or less the same and runs along the rocky coast.

Depth: maximum 10m

Experience: Beginner

Entry: beach

Current: never

Sandy River Reef

The reef runs parallel to the lava tongue leading to the claw. However, it finds an abrupt end at a depth of 25m and can only be seen as an endless sand desert.

Depth: maximum 25m

Experience: Beginner

Entry: beach

Current: rare, when weak around new and full moon