Scuba diving in Roque de Iguala

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 101.68 ft
Current
Medium (1-2 knots)
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 114.8 ft
The dive site of Roque de Iguala is a rock wall standing on a sandy bottom. It is located south of Valle Gran Rey, near La Gomera Island, which is home to some UNESCO World Heritage sites. The maximum depth of the site is 31m/102ft, but it is not considered to be as dangerous as other sites because the visibility is more than 30m/98ft. The visibility also makes for very good conditions for underwater photography and night diving. Because of the presence of medium-strength currents, even if the visibility is good, entry-level divers can only be allowed to dive here if they are supervised by professional divers and proper safety measures are being taken.

When to go

June through October is the optimal period of the year to explore the Roque de Iguala dive site. The water temperature averages 18C/64F in winter and 23C/73F in summer, so there is not much seasonal difference in temperature.

What to see

Because of its location near the protected area, the site is rich in marine fauna species. Some other fish seen here are sunfish, viejas, octopi, moray eels, and bream.

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