Tabaiba is home to Spanish freediver training site with a purpose sunk wreck, approximately a 45 min drive from the centre, El Raton lies upright in 30M of water.
A decommissioned tug it is about a 200m surface swim from the shore. Propped up on a slopping bank so you don't realise what an angle it is at until you swim away a little. The engine room and bridge, with it's enormous diesel engines is easily penetrated. The wreck itself is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Depth 10-18m Level Novice/Advanced. This was a cargo ship carring bags of cement between the islands which ran aground after developing "alcohol related" steering problems. Lying between 10-18 meters, the wreck itself has now broken up, exposing the boiler and engine room.
Access is easy from the rear hold swimming through the remains of the cargo. The wreck is home to a family of Trumpet Fish and Octopus, with the top of the wreck surrounded by thousands of Sardines. From here we can swim off to an area with Black Coral, spectacular views at 40 meters with a drop of to 60 meters and deeper.
Depth 13-35m Level Advanced. This takes its name from the type of rock formations you see on this dive. The volcanic scenery here is very dramatic swimming through holes and overhangs, and gullies.
This dive is well known for the free swimming moray eels. Large Tuna including Trigger fish are popular on this dive. Other common fish are Glass-eye (Catalufa) and Barracuda. We often start here for a great drift dive, covering two other sites on route.
Depth 10-25m+ Level Novice/Advanced. This is a great dive that everybody can enjoy plenty of marine life with a cave at 18mts, we anchor the boat on top of the reef in about 7mts.
We start the dive by descending the anchor line to the reef following a gully down to a sandy area we follow the reef on our left around to the cave, the cave has a large entrance as we enter the cave we turn on our torches and have a good look around. There are plenty of cataluffa and Trumpet fish swimming around as we go through the cave there is a small cave on our right
where we quite often see sleeping Atlantic Rays and some times a Globe fish resting at the back of the cave. When we exit the cave system we follow the reef on our left. During the winter months (Oct-Mar) it is possible to come across the odd Angel Shark resting in the sand, we finish our dive by making our way back to the anchor line on the top of the reef in about 6mts.
Depth 10-40m+ Level Experienced. A site with spectacular walls, drop offs and wildlife ...one of my favorite sites. Drop in at 25 meters, and you will be met by large grouper.
Over the drop off into 40 meters plus and you be surrounded by Black Coral, huge friendly resident groupers, a huge shoal of large Barracuda. A spectacular arch at 45m, various species of rays, Medregal the list goes on.