Stingray Cave

This is the most popular dive site at El Cabrón, attracting divers from all over the island. The entry can be a bit tricky if the wind is from the Northeast.

Once you enter the water, you swim along a small wall keeping it on your right side. After about 40 meters you will reach a swim trough in the wall. Taking this short cut you arrive at the sandy bay where the Stingray Cave is located. The cave got its name from a huge and very curious sting ray that lives there. Sometimes you will find it in the cave while at other times it just waits in front of the cave or swims from one diver to the other. There are also smaller stingrays to be seen in the caves around this area.

Stingray at Stingray Cave, El Cabron

Stingray at Stingray Cave, El Cabrón

When you enter the cave and proceed about 15 meters you can see a hole on the wall of the cave where light enters. The specialty of the stingray cave is also a school of ground bastards which usually fills the entrance of the cave once you enter. The feeling of being in the cave filled with fish is simply amazing.

On the way back you will ascend to the top of the reef and swim back to the entry point, approx 5 meters deep. At this dive site the marine life is very rich and colourful. You can see barracudas, tunas, eagle rays, octopuses, moray eels, schools of smaller fish and of course stingrays!

Certification level: Open Water Diver
Max depth: 18-21 meters
Current: No
Rating: 4,5/5

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

 

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