Baixa do Frade

Baixa do Frade
Sao Miguel
Dive Type
Dive Site
What you will see
Cave galleries, Rock Formations, Sea Life, Shoals of Fish
Average Depth: 15mts
Maximum Depth: 25mts
Water Temperature: 18ºC-24ºC
Local near the coast, which allows snorkeling. It is 7mts deep and full of colorful fish typical of the Azores, as well as chubs that take refuge in the empty barnacles. Swimming to the East we reach the 14mts of depth where we can see black coral on the wall, which is rare since we usually only see it in greater depths.
Continuing, the depth increases and we can see Stingrays. We arrive at a great rock formation with 2 caves of small dimensions, where we can see Groupers.
All around this spot it is possible to observe schools of Jacks, Bicudas and Amberjacks.
-- Photos by Luis Gui