Ilhéu do Topo - Sul

Ilhéu do Topo - Sul
Ilhéu do Topo - Sul
Ilhéu do Topo - Sul
Sao Jorge
Dive Type
Dive Site
What you will see
Rock Formations, Sea Life, Shoals of Fish
Average Depth: 12mts
Maximum Depth: 22mts
Water Temperature: 16ºC-24ºC
Although this dive takes place at moderate depths (between 5-22mts) this spot is often affected by strong currents, so this dive requires some experience.
The area near the island and South of the island, presents a very smooth slope with the bottom between 5 and 10mts. Here we can see an exceptional amount of common species of the Azores sea as several species such as Morays, Kingfish, Queenfish, Damselfish, and Octopus.
In the deepest areas, we find the ideal site for large schools of pelagic fish such as Forkbeard, White Trevally, Anchovies, and Atlantic Cutlassfish.
A very nice place for photography and snorkeling.
-- Photos by Rui Oliveira