What you will see
Cave galleries, Flora, Rock Formations, Sea Life, Shoals of Fish
Translated into English, Donkey Tail Wall is the dive that everybody wants to do when diving the Berlengas archipelago. The rock is famous for its wall covered with red Gorgonians and for its cave with the same name: Donkey Tail Cave. The clear blue waters make the wall similar to coral walls usually found in tropical seas. In certain parts, the density of the Gorgonias covers the rock completely. Inside the cave, there are more walls lined with Gorgonians and the shoals of Pouts sometimes complete the rich diversity. It really is a beautiful sight!
It is a dive with usual currents which brings pelagics to feed along the wall. In the extremities of the rock, there are usually Seabream. It is also possible to see Mola Mola.
The cave is an impressive part of the dive if you have the necessary certification. It is not a complex penetration and it doesn't require a cave specific certification, but the entrance is pretty deep (~30 meters); therefore, you need to be an Advanced diver. Inside the cave, you can see light on the opposite sides of the small island (or big rock), entrance and exit of the cave; it is an underwater path that allows you to dive from one side to the other side of the island.