Radazul is an ideal site for different types of dives. There are several well known areas such as La Pirámide, Los Roncadores, La Cruz, El Ancla and La Cueva. Just off the tip of the Club del Mar breakwater, there is also El Galeón.
The average depth is 15 m and the maximum depth is more than 45 m. It is an area for all levels, from beginner to technical.
🧭 The best diving areas in Radazul
In Radazul, the most outstanding dives are La Pirámide, Los Roncadores, La Cruz, El Ancla and La Cueva. El Galeón is another option for exploring the area.
La Nea Beach
The Playa La Nea, in the area of Radazul, is a dive for divers with experience and initiation in the first meters of depth. Suitable for technical divers.
It is accessed from the shore, in front of the beach access ramp.
Be careful because there is usually a current.
With a sandy-rocky bottom, the exploration is carried out from the tip of the breakwater, where there is a black sandy bottom with a very steep slope and large rocky surfaces and a reef.
🐠 What marine species can be seen in the area?
- Boga: fish with an elongated and slender body of silvery color, common in coastal waters of the Canary Islands.
- Abade: fish with a robust and laterally compressed body, dark brown with white and yellow spots on the head and body.
- Bicuda: fish with an elongated and slender body, with a protruding lower jaw and a silvery coloration.
- Frogfish: also known as sea toad, it is a wide, flat-bodied fish with thick, warty skin. It has a greenish-brown coloration and lighter spots.
- Suction fish: fish with a small and laterally compressed body, with a large dorsal fin and a suction cup on the lower part of the body that allows it to hold on to rocks.
- Sierra: fish with an elongated and slender body, with a long and sharp upper jaw and serrated teeth. Its coloration is grayish or silver with dark spots.
- Fula: fish with an elongated and slender body, reddish in color with white spots. It has a very long dorsal and anal fin.
- Octopus: cephalopod mollusk with a soft body and eight tentacles, variable coloration and ability to change color to camouflage itself.
- Choco: also known as cuttlefish, it is a cephalopod mollusk with a soft body and ten tentacles. It has a grayish-brown color with white spots.
- Ceriantario: a marine animal with a long cylindrical body and many stinging tentacles used to capture prey.
- Spirógrafo: a flattened, star-shaped echinoderm with short, thick arms that end in suckers. Its coloration is brown with lighter spots.
- Gambitas: elongated and segmented body crustaceans, with long and thin legs. Their coloration varies, but they are usually transparent or brown.
- Manta maroma: also known as devil ray, it is a large stingray, with a flat and wide body and two large pectoral fins in the shape of wings.
- Sunfish: pelagic fish with a rounded and flattened body, silver coloration and a crescent-shaped spot on the dorsal fin.
- Sharks: several types of sharks have been seen in the area, including the angel shark and the hammerhead shark. Both have elongated, slender bodies, with prominent dorsal fins and sharp teeth.
- Sea horse mackerel: a small fish with an elongated shape and prehensile tail. It lives in tropical and temperate waters, and is known for its peculiar shape and its slow and elegant movement.
🤿 Conditions for diving in Radazul
Ali Baba Cave is a dive for experienced divers, as its maximum depth exceeds 45 meters. It is important to be cautious with the depth in order not to enter a long decompression.
In addition, in this area the presence of current is frequent, which can be moderate or strong. In extreme cases, it is preferable to postpone the dive and look for a more sheltered place or wait for the tide to rise.
📍How to get there?
Radazul is a population entity of the municipality of El Rosario. To reach Radazul by car from the TF-1 highway, take exit 9 (Radazul Bajo) and continue along the TF-293 road past the marina facilities. The GPS of the area is N 28°24.085′ W 16°19.431′.