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Latitude: 39° 28.47' N
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Rabo de Asno is one of the Farilhões island, in the Natural Reserve of the Berlengas. This dive site can be reached from PENICHE.
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name Gruta do Rabo de Asno
Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft
Max depth 32.0 m / 105 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Outstanding
- Marine biology
Rabo de Asno is a wide tunnel which crosses one of the Farilhões islets at approximately 30m deep. Although one can see both openings throughout the entire dive, lights are required (including backups). Inside one can find some large fish (Conger conger, for instance), sea fans, lobsters, spider crabs and occasional sea slugs.
One should not miss the outside walls as they're covered with violet sea fans (Paramuricea clavata).
ALso pay attention to the open waters as some pelagics may also be seen, like large schools of jackfish (Seriola rivoliana) or triggerfish (Balistes capriscus).
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