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Underwater mountain with a maximum depth of 35m rising up to 12 m deep. You can find Moray, Black Coral, Mackerel.
Underwater mountain that starts at 18 meters and continues for more than 40m deep. Usually with strong currency. Biodivertisty: Trevally, Mackerel, Amberjack, Moray, Anthias.
Located in Caldeirinhas reserve it has a wall between 6m and 60m deep, with the possibility to see the crater of a volcano. It looks a dramatic "volcanic landscape" with a lot of canyons and caves. Biodiversity: Moray, Sea-bream, Wrasse, Conger, Black coral.
Entre Montes is a dive that never ceases to amaze who does it. About five minutes by boat from the port of Horta and close to land, it is a sheltered bay that allows you to start diving in six meters and progress to about twenty if you like. Although simple it presents a fantastic diversity of life as well as beautiful scenery. You can observe from meros to rays, having a place where usually seahorses are found.
Although this wreck diving is easy because it does not allow penetrations in the structures and the depth is quite regular and constant, this dive is however only advisable for more experienced divers since it is performed at a reasonable depth (between 21 and 26 meters) .
Known as Pontoon 16 this structure 40 meters long and 17 wide is a barge that was purposely sunk in this place for diving, on a sandy bottom and in a relatively warm area. Sinking in 2003, the metal structures are already considerably covered by sponges and algae, and we can find a great number of sargos (Diplodus sargus) that seem to cover the entire structure of the barge, leaving little free space for other species common in the place like the groupers ( Serranus atricauda).
On the sandy bottom that surrounds the wreck, a regular presence are Taeniura grabata, Lizardfish (Synodus saurus) and Plaice (Bothus pruning). In the water column, on the other hand, during the ascending and descending it is frequent to see a large shoals of slow fishes (Balistes capriscus).