Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho


Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Grutas dos Ilhéus do Carapacho
Location
Graciosa
Dive Type
Recreational
Dive Site
Sea
What you will see
Cave galleries, Rock Formations
Average Depth: 15mts
Maximum Depth: 32mts
Water Temperature: 20ºC-24ºC
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Although this is a cave dive, much of it is actually a cave, with access to the surface, and can be explored without any specific certification or experience.
Starting the dive inside the cave, we are surprised by a stunning scenery due to the backlight, which starts at the surface and goes down to a depth of 17 meters. As we emerge in its dark interior, we are faced with a huge crack that extends for about 50 meters in length.
At the beginning of the dive, we can explore its walls, which are an ideal place to observe several species of nudibranchs, namely the species hypselodoris picta azorica, and you can also see a grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), some brunettes (Gymnothorax unicolor), as well as groupers (Serranus atricauda).
As we leave the cave, we head eastward, going around the cave wall, where we can see common schools of salema (Sarpa salpa), hawksbill (Sparisoma cretense), lilies (Seriola rivoliana) and barramundi (Sphyraena viridensis), on the pebble bottom. rolled, which ends up descending to a depth of 32 meters.
-- Photos by Albano Mesquita and Alex Oliveira
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