Baixa das Castanhetas

Baixa das Castanhetas
Baixa das Castanhetas
Baixa das Castanhetas
Sao Miguel
Dive Type
Recreational, TEK
Dive Site
What you will see
Canyons, Cave galleries, Restrictions, Rock Formations, Sea Life, Underwater Cavern
Average Depth: 16mts
Maximum Depth: 44mts
Water Temperature: 16ºC-24ºC
Due to the great differences of depth, this spot is very versatile for various types of diving experiences.
This place is very diverse in its landscape from tunnels, caves, canyons that almost look like a maze.
At about 12mts deep there is a large cavern in which you can enter by 3 different entrances. Inside, there is usually a huge school of White Trevally of considerable size.
After the entrance, we continue our exploration through a long and not very wide tunnel, on its walls we can observe nudibranchs and some small fish.
When we leave the tunnel and are already outside we have big shoals of yellow Damselfish, Groupers, etc. Here we have a vertical wall that falls to the 45mts, sometimes we can see Manta rays swimming all the way around.
-- Photos by Luis Gui and Rui Guerra