La Graciosa diving 3: White Trevally Cave
Anchor reef and white trevalley cave dive site map ©oceanografica.com
In this case we will go to explore a large cave on the rocky bottom, where we could see a large white trevalley, among other fish such as groupers and mottled grouper.
mottled grouper in rocky and sandy bottom reef
large white trevalley in the cave
As well as Grunts and White Trevally II dive sites located in “the river”, the dive consists of going through a rocky area of the reef, as well as exploring the sandy area to spot an angelshark (if you are lucky!), stingrays or eagle rays.
Highlight the large number of surmullet that we see in the sand.
surmullet om the sandy bottom
stingray hidden in a hole under the rock
We continue exploring for a long time, as in these dives we see the typical fish of the area such as parrotfishes, combers, groupers, moray eels, salemas,..
We love to see parrotfishes; the males are more discreet with gray colors, on the other hand, the females are very striking red, yellow and blue colors.
Spotted moray eels
Perched on the bottom we will find more painted comber, how we like these fish!
Among the rocks, hidden in holes, we see forkbeards, dark gray fish with large eyes and ‘whiskers’. Also perched on the rocks, we see small red scorpionfish. Also reddish, we see atlantic bigeye hidden in holes, see inmersión Burrera
small red scorpionfish
And as always, nice ornate wrasse and chromis, fluttering and moving fast in the environment.
We can find many red and yellow gorgonians along the edge, we saw them on several occasions, attached to the bottom.
At the end of the dive, trying to see angelsharks, a nice marbled electric ray appearance made its presence on the sandy bottom.
marbled electric ray
If we look closely, we will also find a lot of small life on the rocks of the reef, such as crabs and nudibranchs. As well as a medium size fish busy in the background, eating: shi drum.
In the distance we saw an anchor. We will see them better in the next dive in the anchors reef.
Club de buceo La Graciosa
For more information about other dive sites on the island, the diving center and the logistics of the trip, read our GUÍA DE BUCEO EN LA GRACIOSA.