Dive Trip "The Stone of Higuera" - Herradura


Main characteristics excursion: BN18697-12
Time of the year : all year
Difficulty level

: medium/high

Max Depth : 26 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,-

In the center of the small bay, that forms the cape of Puenta de la Mona and the beach of Marina del Este, there is a rock formation in the middle of a sandy area at about 20 m depth. The rock has an elongated shape and numerous cracks, where you can see conger, moray eels, forkbeards, groupers, octopuses and a large number of different species of nudibranchs (snails). Nearby the rock, you are able to visit two cars situated on the sandy bottom, that sunk in this area, presumably carried by a heavy floods that originate in the mountains near the coast. These small wrecks are of special interest for photographers in order to make original photos; so the scorpion fish is resting on the dashboard, a conger eel living in the trunk and a morene is found in the rear wheel, etc.

The cars are situated in the middle of a sandy area, where the only guidance is the slope of the seabed, next to your compass, The first car is situated at 26 meters depth and the second car is situated slightly further up on a depth of 24 m. The second car is also a small one and is somewhat less attractive than the first, but of equal interest. You must pay attention to your dive computer, because you are some time at a depth of 25 m.

 

It's a fun and unusual dive, and very suitable to practice your skills of orientation and underwater navigation.

It is a inadvisable dive if you have the preparation (minimum Advanced) and the appropriate 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


Swimsuit

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The Location