Poiso Velho

MACHINE TRANSLATION: Exceptional diving, but which can be demanding due to strong current. It starts at 15m and goes up to 36m. Visibility between 20m and 30m. The wall descends abruptly north, forming arenas with huge isolated stones. In the wall, there is a small cave. The east slope goes down gently to 36m.

MACHINE TRANSLATION: Large groupers, whiting, deer asparagus, snapper, charioteer, encharéus, patrollers, moray eels, snorers, giant anemones, rays and mice, barracudas, chips.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Âncoras

The name derives from several abandoned local fisher boat anchors, which can be found there. Our anchor buoy is at 6m depth. It is an ideal dive site for Try Divers, beginners, check dives and snorkelling.

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Ilhéu de Cima Cave

Small cave, the dive starts at 15m and can reach 25m. Visibility between 15 and 20m. Normally, without current and very sheltered from the prevailing winds.

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Located on the slope on the south side of the islet de Cima, it’s an easy dive between 8 and 20m, we start going south, sometimes there is some current.

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Baixa do J

Reef with large rocks that shelter many marine species. It starts at 13m and goes up to 20m. Current between mild to moderate. Visibility of about 20-30m.

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Pedra do Ginja

The dive site, formerly named “Pedra do J“, has been renamed to “GINJA“ after a resident dusky grouper. The fish is very friendly and nosy and usually comes to meet the divers. He likes to swim among them and will often follow for the whole dive.

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Baixa dos Leques

Easy dive but sometimes subject to some current. The reef has a platform that starts at 8m and goes up to 22m on the sand. Visibility between 20 and 30 meters.

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Baixa do Max

Diving on a wall reef between 15 and 33 meters, subject to currents, sometimes strong and with some undulation, only for experienced divers and not every day.

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This cargo boat sunk in October 2000. The highest point of the wreck is at about 24m and the bottom can reach 35m. There is rarely a current and visibility is always more than 25m. This site is sheltered from the prevailing wind.

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Baixa do Cotrim

Easy dive in a reef located on the east side of the island, within the nature reserve area, with depths between 8m on top of the reef and 22m on the sand.

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Tuna Reef

Deep dive for experienced divers, sometimes with strong current, starts at 35m and goes up to 60m, has a wall of great beauty covered in black coral.

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