This advanced dive site is less than five minutes from the dive centre. Best done when there is very little current as this dive involves a free descent down to a depth of 24m.
The Dry Dock is a large steel and plywood construction which was originally designed to lift small boats out of the water. It was sunk in 1998 to create a man-made reef and it soon became hugely successful among the marine life in the area.
Today completely covered in coral and colorful Sea Fans, it has become the home of larger reef fish such as Sweetlips, Batfish, Surgeonfish, Groupers and Snappers. Stay on top of the structure and you’ll find that many Lionfish have made it their home too. Large Puffer Fish and Porcupinefish hide between the pylons, and different species of Nudibranchs and Flat Worms adorn the legs of the former dock.
The construction lies adjacent to a small coral reef ridge, where Octopus, Pygmy Seahorses and Anemonefish colonies can be found. If you don’t stay too long on the dock, a short swim can take you past the sandy bottom up to the reef of Lalaguna Point. A blue water descent to the bottom at 25m is required, and because of the sometimes tough currents, the Dry Dock is not a dive for the beginner. It is however a great dive for nitrox.