Experience level: Intermediate
Typical depth: 12 meters / 40 feet
Chandelier Cave is a only short boat journey from the Neco dock. It is a cavern extending back into a rock island and contains four air chambers, the size of these chambers varying with the tide. The name is derived from the stalactites which hang like chandeliers from the ceiling inside these air chambers. The dive is typically a very shallow dive, allowing divers to surface in several or all of the air chambers to observe the stalactites formations which differ from one chamber to the next up close. A flashlight is mandatory on this dive, although light from the entrance is always visible. This light allows us to exit the cave without the aid of flashlights for an eerie but beautiful experience on our way out. Outside the cave we have opportunity to look for the elusive Mandarin Fish, a beautifully decorated but rather shy Dragonets which hides in the coral at shallow depths.