Baixa da Penedia

Baixa da Penedia
Baixa da Penedia
Baixa da Penedia
Santa Maria
Dive Type
Dive Site
What you will see
Flora, Rock Formations, Sea Life
Average Depth: 15mts
Maximum Depth: 32mts
Water Temperature: 18ºC-24ºC
The top of the seampount is only 3mts deep and goes up to 32mts. This place offers different possibilities of diving profiles and circuits. It is also a great place to practice snorkeling.
Here you can see a big variety of small colored fish such as Queenfish, Octopuses and various species of Moray eel between the cracks and reentrances of the rocky bottom, which is covered with barnacles.
At about 15mts deep, we find an oval cave with some sponges of various colors. Continuing descending along the wall we arrive at a crevice near the bottom where it is usual to see a large Grouper and a school of Jacks, as well as black coral and small shoals of colorful Damselfish.
-- Photos by Ana Ferreira and Luis Gui