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542 Logged Dives

Baixa da Cruz

Located offshore from Machico village, in front of 3 Marias dive site, Baixa da Cruz is less than 100 meters from the shore. This dive begins at just 3 meters, with a small peak and gets deeper until reaching 35 meters on a sandy bottom.

The black coral is just one of the attractions along with massive schools of barracuda and salemas which are usually present around the seamount.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Night Dive
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 30m

Visibility

  • 16m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Fishes
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Trumpetfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Fishes
Moray Eel
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Trumpetfish

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