Dive site Cuesta del Faro

Cuesta del Faro translates as the Slope of the Lighthouse and this gives a very accurate depiction of the dive site itself. The lighthouse at Playa Blanca is at the western extremity of the island on a small peninsula. From the lighthouse, the lands slopes away into the water and this determines the structure of the site. 

The usual anchor point is at a depth of around 10 to 12 meters and from here, it is possible to descend down to around 30 meters at the edge of the reef wall. Along the way, you are likely to see some of the volcanic spitballs that litter the sea floor. Look out for some large Moray Eels that can be found here and at the valleys and depressions that have formed in this rocky landscape. There is also a small abandoned fishing wreck lying at the bottom.


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Dive Type

Lava reef

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Maximum Depth

30 m



All levels

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What to See

Lava formations and Pelagic fish