What you will see
Archeological artifacts, Wreck
This easy and shallow dive is excellent for less experienced divers and is perfect for beginners and snorkellers. It is accessible directly from the land from the Cais da Figueirinha (Naval Club)
The Lidador sank in 1878 and lay about 8 metres from the surface, 50 metres from the coast. This centuries-old, 78-metre long steamer is part of the Underwater Archaeological Park of the Bay of Angra do Heroísmo, which also includes the nearby Cemetery of Anchors.
The structure of the shipwreck does not allow you to enter it, but there are lots of opportunities to spot identifiable remains from the ship, particularly around the well-preserved bow area.
Here we can observe octopuses, ornate wrasses, nudibranchs, Madeira rockfish, chestnuts, streaked gurnards, among other species.