DIVE SITES

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MARINA DEL ESTE

The little bay is a perfect place where to go for a easy dive, a deep dive, snorkelling   or first diving experience.

It presents a reef on the right and one on the left. The centre of the bay offers a secure area where to get in with a sandy bed. The two cliffs offer fantastic rock formations all the way to point of the bay and provide a home for many marine spices and “swim through’ rocks for divers.

How Deep?
from 0 m to 60 m

How many dive sites?
6

What can I see?
Schools of sardines, crabs, sponges Moon fish (Mola mola or Sun fish), octopus, castanet clouds, ‘Hands of Death’ sponges, nudibranches ( at least 40 different species), big anemones, lots of different fishes, flowered corals, Stone fishes, star fishes, flying gurnard and much more.

La herradura , Almunecar

LA HERRADURA

The best time to dive La Herradura, a rocky formation covered in fauna, is in the early morning where the great contrast in light and the clear and calm water create some of the most beautiful spectrum of colours.
Large pinnacles rising from the sea bed covered in rich flora, nice swim through and a dive around the rocks full of marine life and colours.

How Deep?
From 6m to 20m

How many dive sites?
4

What can I see?
Bream , Salems , large Octopus, Alcyonium, Three tails wrasse, soft and hard corals, Moon fish , Castanet clouds, Moray eels, Crabs, Nudibranches ,big Anemones and much more.

MARO CERRO GORDO

The natural reserve of Maro Cerro Gordo is a fantastic explosion of nature inside and outside the water. With its high cliffs and very small beaches, that you can reach just walking, scuba diving in this places is possible only with the use of a boat. Water conditions have to be perfect because of the open location that is home to many large species of sea life.

How Deep?
From 6m to 25m

How many dive sites?
6

What can I see?
Bream , Salems , large Octopus, Alcyonium, Three tails wrasse, soft and hard corals, Moon fish , Castanet clouds, Moray eels, Crabs, Nudibranches ,big Anemones and much more.

sky picture of the natural reserve of Maro Cerro Gordo
Barco del Arroz in Calaceite in Torrox Costa. A nice wreck to dive on the Costa del Sol

THE WRECK IN TORROX COSTA
El Barco del Arroz

Commonly known as “Barco del Arroz”, this steamboat sank off the coast of Torrox. In 1907, the “Sociedad Anónima Navegación e Industria” changed the name of this ship to “Delfin”. It is a vessel with a maximum capacity of 1,254 tons and 80 meters in length. On January 30, 1937, during the Civil War, loaded with flour, oil and cod, “Dolphin” was unsuccessfully bombed by German planes. The day after the second attack, “Dolphin” was still floating. On the night of January 31, the Italian submarine “Ciro Menotti”, under the orders of Lieutenant Victor Moccagatta, fired two torpedoes at Delfín, sending  it definitively into the depths of the sea. You can still see the structure of the steamboat that lies off the Costa de Torrox.

How deep?
Up to 6 meters

How many different dives can be done?
1

What will I see?
Among the ruins of the ship you will be able to see pejepuercos (or triggerfish), conger eels, octopuses, flat fish, starfish, sardines, rainbow fish, salemas and groupers (or chernas).