From the Barranco de Quiquere (3)


The impossibility of fishing on the coasts of the Sahara led to the dismantling of a large part of the fishing fleet, as is the case of these three boats, which were sunk in 2004 in the area to promote tourist diving. The first of the wrecks (with the bow split in half and the deck almost disintegrated) is found at a depth of 20-28 m. The second (80 m to the west) is much better preserved. On the same line is the third, stripped of the upper deck, at a maximum depth of 30 m. Today, almost no wooden boats like the ones that have given rise to these wrecks are built and those that still remain are disappearing. Initially, its sinking was conceived to make dives to a depth between 9-23 meters, making them accessible to inexperienced divers, but the currents and the storm displaced the wrecks of the Quiquere Ravine, causing them to be a little deeper. Years after its sinking in 2004, they have formed some fantastic reefs, where the most common animals of Lanzarote's marine fauna usually appear (among them bogas, gilthead bream, sea parrots and castanets), mainly in the third wreck.

Various sources


Autonomous Community: Canary Islands

Provincia: Lanzarote

Localidad: Puerto del Carmen (Oeste)



Apelativo: Pecios del Barranco de Quiquere

Año del hundimiento: 2004

Causas: Hundidos a propósito para promocionar el buceo turístico.

Profundidad máxima: 30

Profundidad media: 12

Profundidad mínima: 20