Veril de las Anclas
In what appears to be a sandy plain, a long rocky barrier rises up, crossing the El Río strait at right angles at a length of about 1 km, the "Reef of the Garfish". There are several dive sites here, including the "Reef of the Spiny Lobsters" to the south, or the "Cave of the Spiny Mackerels" to the north. Between them, the "Reef of the Anchors" deserves special mention.
Its rocky walls, carved by the sea, serve as hiding places for a variety of fish, among them stingrays, red pig wrasses, Macaronesian groupers, parrotfish and, surprisingly, the otherwise rare mullets. The dive also has a historical charm: the many anchors that can be discovered along the way.
Veril de las Langostas
The "Reef of the Garfish" holds many picturesque dive sites. The southernmost part, known as the "Reef of the Spiny Lobsters", is particularly impressive for its rock formations and abundance of fish. The sharp peaks of the rocks form a landscape that we don't find anywhere else on Lanzarote. In the crevices and caves we can look for the Great Bear Crabs, which have given the area its name. The barracudas impress with their size and we can watch them as they ambush different fish, repeatedly crossing the large schools of yellowfin grunts, yellow oarfish and marbled sea bream.
The "Yellow Mountain" is one of the most emblematic places on La Graciosa and the entire Canary Islands. The colour is related to the type of volcanic eruption that mixed magma with water. The picturesque rock formations on land continue underwater and form the characteristic underwater landscape of this group of islands of Chinijo. Whether with snorkel and goggles or with a tank, this dive allows us to explore the secrets of the marine reserve. Very close to this site there is a very interesting dive site called "Punta de la Cocina", with trenches, archways and caves where you can encounter forkbeards, clubbed anemones, even eagle rays and duck-billed rays.