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  • 65 # Date: 2012-07-31 - 10:30
  • # Max Depth: 35.2m Duration: 42mins
Diver's Notes

First dive in Lanzarote.
Shore dive, with a not-so-easy entrance : plenty high tides and entrance from a ladder into shallow water.
Lots of sea life down there with an amazing visibility. The reef really feels pristine - I'm pretty sure there isn't much diving around !
Schools of jacks following us and playful, a huge eel and a bunch of spider-crabs.
After following the first lava trace, huge wall falling down to 35m and over

Made a few cool pics - tomorrow I'm starting the CMAS 3* training!

Dive Profile
Dive Location

  • Dive type : Recreational, Photo
  • Temp: Surf 26°C Bottom 22°C
  • Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • Computer: Mares - Nemo Excel
  • Weights: 10 kg
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Dive Profile

  • Tank nº1
  • Steel, 12L
  • AIR mix
  • Pressure: start: 220bar
    end: 30bar
  • SAC: 1.73 bar/min
  • RMV: 20.76 L/min
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Species Identified

Gymnothorax polygonius Poey, 1875 (polygon moray) Found in coastal waters in rocky habitats.
Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas, 1770) (freckled goby) In the sand goby Pomatoschistus minutus (Teleostei; Gobiidae), a distribution-wide study showed that spatial variation at the rhodopsin gene matches the characteristics of specific light environments. This match sugg...
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Gobius niger Linnaeus, 1758 (Black goby)
Mycteroperca rubra (Bloch, 1793) (Grouper) Occurs over rocky and sandy bottoms; young individuals very common in mangrove-lined lagoons. Feeds on mollusks and small fishes. Marketed fresh.
Synodus saurus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Atlantic lizardfish) Primarily in insular waters , on sand and sand-rock bottoms . Feeds mainly on other fishes, but may also prey on other animals .
Umbrina canariensis Valenciennes, 1843 (Canary drum) Found in mud and sandy bottoms of the shelf and upper slope , 14° to 15° C . Feed on small shrimps, worms and other bottom invertebrates . Sold fresh and dried salted .

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