Pedra do Anzol
Classification: Very good
Reel and buoy required
Excellent for photography
Use a torch
Water craft traffic
A large plateau-like rock, in the form of a hook, at approximately 150 meters in length. The main interest for divers is around the edges of the rock, which has lots of indentations and fissures.
It is possible to navigate from this rock to the Pirâmide and Rodão dos Mulatos, two rocky outcrops which are part of the Anzol range, and which extend further West.
There is a variety of small fish, including pout, grouper, wrasse and damselfish. It is common to see white seabream making their lairs in various indentations in the rock.
If you are lucky, and move calmly and slowly, you might catch a glimpse of a Napoleon fish, an old resident mulatto seabream.
Moray and conger are also abundant. You can also see lots of invertebrates: octopus, various nudibranch, spider crabs, ceriths, with their orange coloured tentacles, spirographs, and many others.