Porto Santo
Dive Type
Dive Site
What you will see
Rock Formations, Sandy bottom, Sea Life
Average Depth: 17mts
Maximum Depth: 21mts
Water Temperature: 16ºC-24ºC
The dive site, formerly named "Pedra do J", has been renamed to "GINJA" after a resident dusky grouper. The fish is very friendly and nosy and usually comes to meet the divers. He likes to swim among them and will often follow for the whole dive.
The site consists of an agglomeration of basalt columns, rocks and boulders, surrounded by white sands. The point of entry is about 17m, and the maximum depths reach 21m and is very often dived on double dives as a second dive after our wrecks or deep dives.
A large ray can often be found snuggled on the sand amongst the boulders at the beginning of the dive, and sand eels poke their heads up - till they see divers coming! Two-banded sea bream and zebra bream are a feature of this dive, plus the beautiful rock formations. Occasionally a moray eel or lobster can also be spotted.
--Spot Description: Uwe Preuss
-- Photos by Pedro Vasconcelos and Rhea Dive