Playa Chica Shrimp Cave (The Cueve de Las Gambas)
| Diver Level:
|| Tec 45 or above diver
| Dive Type:
Amongst all the nooks and crannies along the Playa Chica Cliff
(El Veril de Playa Chica) the Shrimp Cave (The Cueve de Las Gambas)
is one of those areas worth exploring.
We surface swim out from the jetty before making a free descent over
the sand bed to about 20m. Continuing to following the sand slope
down, crossing the field of garden eels, we will soon hit the top
of the Playa Chica Cliff. At the foot of this cliff, at about 40m
sits the Shrimp Cave. As the name suggests, the cave gives home to
swarms of shrimp. As we enter the cave take a look for the groupers
which lie in wait for the shrimp to become visible in the beams of
our torch lights, before pouncing on them. Due to the depth of this
dive limited time is spent at the cave, before making a slow ascent
back up along the cliff to the shallower waters.
This dive is for suitably qualified and very experienced divers only.