El Hierro – Diver’s Paradise In The Atlantic

by   Profile Herbert   When 12th August 2015
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Giant Grouper - El Hierro
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Diving El Hierro

Go Diving On The Smallest Canary Island

Dive in the town of La Restinga, on the smallest Canary Island of El
Hierro. Within such breath-taking scenery, it is no wonder that many
prominent Fotosub competitions have been held here regularly.

Here,
within the Sea of Calm, there is an extinct underwater volcano
literally at your doorstep!

El Bajon is the underwater symbol of the
island and certainly one of the best dive sites in the entire Atlantic
Ocean. From several hundred metres, it rises to 14 metres and is a
popular hunting spot for barracuda and groupers. It is also home to
schools of fish large enough to delight any diver!

The dive sites of El
Hierro are perfect for both beginners and advanced divers. With the
location of the base  on the beach itself, and with its own pier, the
distances to dive spots and other attractions are greatly minimised. Of
course, there are many other interesting places along the coast to
explore, and these can be reached in almost no time onboard the swift
boat of Extra Divers.



The island

El Hierro has become one of the few destinations where diving and
fishing activities co-exist peacefully. The marine park along the coast
is divided into several zones and is used for diving (1 ship = maximum
of 12 divers per buoy!). For those who want to fish, there are
specially marked areas for fishing, as well as closed areas where the
fish are bred. Things are all very systematic and clearly marked!

Here, on the island of El Hierro, life is very carefree and unhurried.
On some days, you might swear that time had slowed down. There are no
big tourist crowds or hotel resorts, all you see are beautifully
decorated and well-maintained quaint apartments. There are also some
good restaurants offering the best of Spanish and North African cuisine!

For hikers, the great hiking trails that criss-cross the island are a
big draw. They tend to go up high, with the highest point about 1.2
kilometres above the water.



To visit El Hierro
, travel to Tenerife or Gran Canaria, then take the
local airline carrier ‘Binter Canarias’ or the ferry to El Hierro. Some
research may be needed to work out the best route, and the team at
Extra Divers would be happy to help you with direct bookings to make
the most optimal connections.  So, the next time you visit the Canary
Islands, be sure to drop in at the gem that is El Hierro.

Economy package for 2 (if booked directly at the dive centre)
- Transfer to / from airport
- Accommodation in an apartment for two guests
- 2 x 10 dives
For an all-inclusive price of €899!


For more info, contact:
elhierro@extradivers.org

Written by
Profile Herbert
Date
When 12th August 2015
Where
Location El Hierro, La Restinga, Spanien

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