La Graciosa Diving 1: Grunts dive site
We started diving in this fantastic dive site in La Graciosa! In this post we will group our experience after diving several times in this same spectacular site.
Grunts dive site map ©oceanografica.com
This dive site is called like this because there are always big schools of bastard grunts (Roncadores) near the bottom.
The bastard grunts are very nice yellow fish with large eyes, we will find them together with large schools of sand steenbras (silver striped) and also bogues (small fish, the size of sardines, silver with large eyes).
It is a spectacular feeling when you advance little by little towards the schools of grunts and the fish move away from you until you reach a moment in which you are completely immersed in the school of fish.
mottled grouper surrounded by white grunt school
The dive consists of going through the cliff and the rocky amphitheater where the grunts are. The large number of rocks with holes of different shapes and sizes are perfect hiding places that allow us multiple different routes, making this dive always different.
fangtooth moray eel hidden in a crack in the rock
Among the rocks we see spotted and fangtooth moray eels. There are large quantities of fish such as red porgy, parrotfishes, white seabreams and salemas. We also see some large groupers and medium sized barracuda. How much life!
grouper in front, and zebra seabream behind
Sobre las rocas vemos gorgonias amarillas. Lástima que la visibilidad en la primera inmersión no nos acompañó mucho.
En la segunda inmersión que hicimos aquí pasados unos días, la visibilidad mejoró mucho y la inmersión en sí fue diferente. Al tirarnos al agua vimos muchos medregales negros y jureles cazando peces pequeños tipo bogas.
Los medregales son peces muy estilizados con una espectacular raya negra en diagonal en el ojo.
On the rocks we see yellow gorgonians. Too bad visibility on the first dive, not very good for us.
On the second dive we did here a few days later, the visibility was much better and the dive itself was different. When we jumped into the water we saw many white trevallies and amberjacks hunting small bogas type fish.
European amberjacks are highly stylized fish with a spectacular diagonal black stripe across the eye.
amberjacks and sand steenbars
We went to the sand area with the diving guide, to try to see angelsharks, but we did not see them. Instead, we saw a small common stingray and an eagle ray in the distance.
Very happy with the dive and with Buceo La Graciosa dive center, we get ready for next dives.
Stay with us and discover the next dive site in La Graciosa; White trevally II.
For more information about other dive sites on the island, the diving club and the logistics of the trip, read our GUÍA DE BUCEO EN LA GRACIOSA.