32.6362, -16.8546

2469 Logged Dives

Garajau

This site is one of the most popular dive sites on Madeira Island, located around 100 meters offshore. The sea bed consists of a sandy bottom where huge rock formations lie creating the perfect environment for the famous Dusky grouper.

Encounters with Dusky groupers and rays are almost guaranteed. Be aware of current when diving from the shore.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Shore/Beach
  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Fresh Water
  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 22m

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
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Fishes
Moray Eel
Clownfish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab
Jellyfish
Portuguese Man o'War
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Fishes
Moray Eel
Clownfish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Conger eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab
Jellyfish
Portuguese Man o'War

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