DIVE SITES - FARO REEF
Max depth: 18 meters
Experience level: Open water diver
Sightings: Shoals of Roncadores,Stingray,
Trumpetfish, Morays, Eagle rays,Bream,Angel shark, Turtle, Octopus, Nurse Shark.
Discover the Hidden Lighthouse Reef in Gran Canaria
Located close to the dunes of Maspalomas and named after the nearby lighthouse, the Lighthouse Reef is a hidden gem that not many dive companies know about. Only a 10-minute sail from the harbor, this 400-meter-long reef is an untouched area that boasts a lot of marine life and sponges.
The reef starts near the lighthouse and extends to the reef of Pasito Blanco. The area around the reef is a big sandy area where you can spot angel sharks, eagle rays, and stingrays. The reef itself has some overhangs that are booming with a large variety of life. In one corner of the reef, there is a big shoal of grunts (roncadores), which often attracts barracudas.
One of the highlights of the Lighthouse Reef is a big overhang where turtles can occasionally be spotted. In fact, one lucky day, a big nurse shark was also sighted here. Therefore, it is highly recommended to join us and our boat ATLANTIS to explore this amazing reef.