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Grouper at Veril Grande, Fuerteventura dive site - courtesy of JandiaSub
Moray eel at Veril Grande, Fuerteventura dive site - courtesy of JandiaSub

Scuba Diving in Fuerteventura

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Dive Site: Veril Grande

Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Description: Small reef

Depth: 18 - 40 metres (60 - 130 feet)

Visibility: 15 - 25 metres (50 - 80 feet)

Rating: ****

The beds in this part of the island are of white organically formed sand. The whiteness of the seabed and the transparency of the waters make this spot especially luminous. There are few landmarks in this area around to serve as refuge for the marine life and because of this the reef attracts a great abundance and diversity of animals. The uppermost part of the reef wall starts at around 14 metres depth and drops off abruptly to 40 metres, then gradually sloping away from the shore.

There is a meadow of garden eels on the upper surface of the reef and cracks in the wall serve as refuge for a multitude of black morays, cardinalfish, dusky groupers, arrow crabs, white bream, zebra bream, parrotfish and common stingrays. In turn, these serve as prey for bigger predators such as striped barracudas, almaco jacks and in spring plenty of angel sharks (or monkfish) can be seen in the sand.


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