In Tenerife, there are multiple wrecks, this one in specific it is an excavator. This Old Caterpillar excavator can be found in the coastal town of Callao Salvaje, in South Tenerife and it can be accessed by freediving as it is between 10 to 12 meters (32 to 40 feet) under the sea, depending on the tide.
This Wreck has been given the name of “Pikareta”. The story behind it is that it was broken while doing some work in mid-water so instead of going through the hustle of bringing it out, they decided to just take out the batteries gas, and other stuff and finish sinking it.
Not many people know about this place, and it isn’t a touristy area so often there won’t be anyone else looking for this sunken excavator.
Here is a short video of what to expect and the instructions to find “La Pikareta”.
The Beach Access
The easiest to the “Pikereta” is to enter through the beach marked on the map. You can also get the exact coordinates by clicking here.
Now to get to the beach there are also two options. They are building some new houses right next to it so the access is a bit tricky.
How to find The Sunken Exavator
Once on the beach just enter the water, and swim straight. It’s not too far from the shore (about 25 meters) so it will just take about 5 minutes to get to the “Pikereta”.
As we mentioned earlier the excavator is found 10-12 meters underwater, so it is possible to get there on apnea. The excavator is also visible from the surface on clear days.
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