Veril de las Anclas
In a seemingly sandy plain there is a long, rocky barrier that crosses the El Río strait at a right angle, the “Reef of the garfish”. There are various dive sites here, including the "crawfish reef" in the south, or the "spiny jackfish cave" in the north. Between them, the “reef of the anchors” deserves special mention.
Its rock walls, worked by the sea, serve as a hiding place for a large number of fish, including stingrays, red pork wrasse, Macaronesian grouper, parrotfish and, surprisingly, the otherwise rare sea ravens. The dive also has a historical appeal: the many anchors that can be discovered along the way.
Veril de las Langostas
The "garfish reef" has many picturesque dive sites. The southernmost part, known as the "crawfish reef", is particularly impressive due to its rock formations and abundance of fish. The sharp peaks of the rocks form a landscape that we cannot find anywhere else on Lanzarote. In the crevices and caves we can find the giant bear crabs that gave the area its name. The barracudas impress with their size and we can observe them when they lurk in front of different fish and always cross the big shoals of yellowfin grunts, yellow stripes and marble bream.
The “Yellow Mountain” is one of the most emblematic places of La Graciosa and the whole Canary Islands. The color is related to the type of volcanic eruption in which the magma has mixed with water. The picturesque rock formations on land continue under water and form the characteristic underwater landscape of this group of islands of Chinijo. Whether with snorkel and goggles or with a bottle, this dive enables us to explore the secrets of the marine reserve. Very close to this point there is a very interesting dive site called "Punta de la Cocina", with trenches, archways and caves where you can find codfish, club anemones, even eagle rays and duckbill rays.