Los Gigantes Dive Centre

Stingrays: Winged Wonders of the Canary Islands

 Photo by Andy Murch
A diver enjoys a close encounter with a fearless common stingray. Photo by Andy Murch

Los Gigantes is a small fishing community on the west side of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is named for the enormous cliffs that dominate the shoreline to the north of the village, but the name is equally appropriate for the gigantic rays that frequent the area.