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Onderwaterfauna Tenerife 2016 Versie-3

Dive site: Palm Mar Cave

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Depth: 18-40 metres

From an anchorage in 16m we first make our way down a wall where

we find many varieties of Morays hiding in the cracks. At the end of

the wall we cross over the sand to some magnificent pinnacles that

you can weave your way around, paying your respect to the Virgin

del Carmen statue that was laid in 32m for the protection of both

divers and fishermen of the island. Looking across from here you will

see a carpet of garden eels.

As you make your way into 28 meters you will be at the cave

entrance. However this is not to be fully penetrated due to it leading

into a maze of lava tunnels.  A small cross at the entrance is a grim

reminder of those who went in and never came back out.  The mouth

of the cave has enough to keep you occupied however as it is teeming

with shrimp and it is not unusual to see rays or angel sharks asleep in

the sand.  A favourite among those qualified for deep diving.

Provided by Aqua-Marina diving centre.