Dive Trip "Syphon Cave" - Herradura (Costa Tropical)

Main characteristics excursion: BN18697-4
Time of the year : all year
Difficulty level

: medium

Max Depth : 25 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,-

This area is currently banned for diving, due to the biological studies done on it.

The cave has a very spacious entrance with an arc of 10 m wide by 5 high and is going about 25 meters inwards.  You have to be particular carefull for not damaging the rock walls with your fins. In its vicinity you will encounter the "Yellow Stone", a large block of stone, detached from the cliff, which is situated directly opposite of the entrance of the cave. It got its name for being covered by the encrusting yellow anemone Parazoanthus axinellae. On this rock you can also see the most characteristic animal of this area; the nudibranchs, Hypselodoris picta. At the end, the room narrows to a gallery, which is about 40 meters long. This room connects the cave with a spacious air bubble, where you are able to emerge. This room is connected to another narrow gallery, which is connected with the outside, different than the main entrance point. Essential for this dive are: a flash light, proper training and experience.

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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