Arches

Entry into water can be tricky sometimes on this dive site. If the weather is really bad, waves can brake directly on the entry-exit site. However, once you are underwater, all the problems are gone.

The dive begins in a channel, that takes you out to a drop-off. Arriving at the edge of the drop-off, you descend through a hole or an arch on the wall. This structure was formed by lava that flowed into ocean from a near by volcano and formed various shapes when cooling off. Right to the left of the first arch, or the small arch, there is a big arch. Big arch is home to barracudas, trumpet fishes and many other species. This truly is an awesome sight and swimming through the arch is an incredible experience.

Big Arch on El Cabron

Big Arch on El Cabron

Once through the arch, you descent to about 24 meters down to the sand. There are usually plenty of fish there, including barracudas and schools of smaller fishes. There can be some current some time, usually to the south.

The dive continues up north, following a steep wall and after about 30 meters we come to the first cave. The cave is about 20 meters long and interesting to see (don’t forget the torch). About 30 meters further, there is a second cave, longer and bigger than the first one. After clearing the first 20 meters, the cave opens into a larger room. Divers love it. You can see one of the caves in the video below:

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Just few meters on from entrance to this cave, there are HUGE schools of fishes. This is probably the most spectacular part of the dive, as marine life there is so abundant, that sometimes you can’t even see other divers through the fish!

Ending the dive, you ascend to top of the wall (about 8 meters) and return to the point of entrance/exit.

Certification level: Advanced Open Water Diver recommended, can be Open Water Diver, but depth is limited than

Max depth: 24 meters

Current: Sometimes

Rating: 5/5


Below are the dive sites in the area of El Cabron:

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