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Onderwaterfauna Tenerife 2016 Versie-3

Dive site: El Acuario

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Depth: 14-22 metres

This is a legendary dive site known by a number of names (The Rays,

Stingray City) and famous for vast numbers of huge rays which can

be found here.  The species seen include Atlantic stingrays, butterfly

rays, rough-tailed stingrays, eagle rays, round stingrays and marbled

electric rays.

The local dive centres have maintained a feeding regime to guarantee

the appearance of the rays. Whilst we don’t participate in this feeding

program, our divers love the experience of seeing these magnificent

creatures.  We cannot be sure that the feeding has a negative effect,

but it certainly represents a modification in their behaviour.

The wreck of a small pleasure yacht, school of Roncadores and large

numbers of other reef species add variety which is frankly not

necessary.

Provided by Aqua-Marina diving centre.