In the vast sandy desert rises a rock barrier with an overhang that holds a world of its own. Stingrays, Macaronesian groupers, yellowfin stingrays, moray eels, red pig wrasses, clubbed anemones, cleaner shrimps, triton snails and octopuses are just some of the species we can encounter under the overhang. This easy dive and the safety it offers is one of the reasons why the Canary Islands have been dubbed the "Islands of the Blissful".
The large and varied shoals of fish found here and the low level of difficulty make this dive exciting. Zone Almost all year round, the water in this area is particularly clear. Outside the breakwater we can see whole schools of yellowfin grunts, barracudas, golden oysters, yellow oysters, marbled sea bream, spadefish, sardines and tuna swimming along the shore. The white sand serves as a hiding place for electric rays, angel sharks and butterfly rays. We should therefore not fail to scan it for their silhouette
Diving here is like a treasure hunt. The dive runs along the break-off edge that has formed between the rock and the sandy bottom. There are many niches in the artistic rock formation where the search for small cave dwellers is very promising. There are also remains of an old wreck that has already been almost completely destroyed by the sea.
Turquoise water, golden sand, calm sea, sunshine and a sheltered bay; this place has everything you need to plunge into the water, take a peek under the surface, whether you're a snorkelling novice or an expert. The scenery underwater at Papagayo is just as spectacular as on land. The marine life arouses curiosity to observe the behaviour of each of these sea creatures, such as the restless sea peacocks, the colourful parrot fish and the strange ghost crabs.
Off the coast of Playa Blanca is the underwater sculpture museum, called Museo Atlántico, which can only be reached by divers by boat. The museum is now known not only for its sculptures, but also for its diverse underwater world. A new and interesting experience for both experienced and inexperienced divers.