Dive Trip "The High Rocks" - Herradura (Costa Tropical)

Main characteristics excursion: BN18697-9
Time of the year : all year
Difficulty level

: high

Max Depth : 35 meters
Start location : Herradura
Duration : 3 hours
No. of persons : 1-12
Price a person : € 45 (including boat trip + dive equipment)
Insurance incl.   : no, one day insurance € 7,-

The dive begins at a cliff, the cape south of Punta de la Mona, where you will leave the boat (unfunded), jumping into the water more or less near the rock wall, depending on the sea conditions. You will gain rapidly depth, reaching the beginning of the dive at about 30 m depth, where you encounter large boulders, that form a very interesting three-dimensional space which gives its name to the dive.

You will explore into this spectacular network of rocks, at an altitude between 30 and 35 m, Rummaging among the masses of stone and enjoying conger eels, forkbeards, moray eels, a lobster and already, looking for the blue moonfish, banks of bream, bogas, bream and dentex. In the substrate you will see bunches of yellow coral or candelabra (Dendrophyllia ramea) of good size, a preview of the coral gardens you can enjoy with the dive to Punta de la Mona.


When the bottom time is expired, you start the ascent at a proper speed, enjoying the benthic fauna of the underwater walls of the cliff, including a safety stop until emerging. Depending on the current, you can reach out to the exit of La Calita (see previous dive) or exit at any point in the blue. In this case, properly point out your position with the decompression buoy and withdraw the rock wall to facilitate the steering of the boat, which at all times is following your bubbles and picks you up.

This dive is not recommended to divers without proper qualification (Advanced minimum) and / or inexperienced.

What is Included

  • Transport by boat from Herradura to the dive spot;
  • Qualified guides;
  • Permissions;
  • Dive equipment; suit, diving mask, oxygen bottle, flash light;

Material Needed


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