El Penon Wreck dive tenerife

El Penon wreck dive Tenerife

09 November 2016
El Penon wreck dive Tenerife

 

The tug “El Canarias” tow Penon to here final resting place, she list approximate 40 degrees to starboard side.

She had 49 years of active service in the port of Santa Cruz.

In fact the Penon sunk 3 times, helping the ocean liner “Canberra” to dock and while re-floating she sunk again..

 

Name: El Penon

Type: Tug Boat

Length: 35m

Sinking date:  08-2006

Depth:  21 till 32m

Reason sinking: Scuttled as artificial reef

Location: Tabaiba, Tenerife

 

El Penon wreck dive Tenerife
El Penon wreck dive Tenerife

The El Penon is just a short swim away from the Tabaiba coast.  The wreck lay at a maximum depth of 32 meters and list approximate 40 degrees to starboard side.

She was sunk as an artificial reef and you can enter the bridge and engine room if you have the appropriate training. If you are not trained for wreck penetration we offer the IANTD or PADI wreck diver course.

There is a wide variety of marine life in and outside the wreck, octopus, moray eels, roncador, stingray, barracuda, garden eels, etc.

Because of the depth, to dive this wreck you need to be at least a Advanced diver or equivalent.

We recommend to dive with Nitrox to extend your bottom time.

El Penon wreck Tabaiba Tenerife
El Penon wreck Tabaiba Tenerife

 

 

 

 

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Harry Bakker | Aquarius dive center-Tenerife