Our dive sites at a glance.
Within this small stetch of coastline we have a great variety of diving. Our shore diving allows us to explore the many reefs and rocky walls, both shallow and deep, and from the boat we can enjoy deeper wall dives, or when conditions are right, an exhilarating drift dive across the front of the Punta de la Mona headland.
It is possible to dive all-year round, with the best months from April to December. The water temperature does vary across the year, with a high of 26 degrees in the summer, to a low of 14 degrees in the winter. Thermoclines are possible on the deeper dives, with a low of 12 degrees in winter.
Visibility is primarily affected by the strength and direction of the wind, so we can expect an average of 10 to 15 metres, sometimes much more, and occasionally less!
On the dive it may be possible to see conger eels, moray eels, wrasse, bream, blennies, nudibranch’s, groupers and much more. Octopus are always a diver’s favourite, and the holy grail is of course the Sunfish
We like to think we have a dive for all levels of experience.
La Herradura - Shore Diving 12/24 mtrs
Spanish for ‘Horseshoe’, which refers to the shape of the bay, La Herradura is a beautiful pebble beach that offers an easy shore dive at its’ eastern end, known as El Chambao.
The dive starts shallow and follows the rock wall, finning around many of the large boulders that have fallen onto the seabed, as we steadily descend to around 8/10 metres. Many large rocks stand proud of the seabed, providing the habitat for the many different creatures, and it’s these that provide the focal point of the dive. This dive also makes for a great night dive.
Just a short drive on from El Chambao takes us to a parking area above a rocky outcrop, from which a path leads us down to the entry point for the dives Tres Picos & Cala del Perro. Upon entering the water we descend a few metres into this shallow cove where we can head left for Cala del Perro, or continue out for Tres Picos.
Tres Picos literally means three peaks, and it is this that we find on the dive; three distinct rock pinnacles that rise up from 16 metres to almost break the surface. We follow a circular route around the base of the peaks, exploring the small ravines between the peaks, before heading back into the cove.
Cala del Perro follows the left wall out of the cove, where we quickly drop to the seabed at 22/24 metres. We follow the wall until we make our way into the bay, where we have an opportunity to explore among the many rock faces.
Marina del Este - Shore Diving upto 40 mtrs
The Eastern Marina is the location of one the most popular shore diving sites on mainland Spain. On a busy summer weekend it’s not unusual to see dive centres from as far away as Madrid setting up their equipment in the car park, ready to explore the several reefs and walls that offers such a diverse range of diving.
We have five dive sites available from the shore, but it takes many dives to fully appreciate what each one has to offer!
Pared del Puerto (Harbour Wall) - 18 mtrs
A must-do shore dive, this is an easy, scenic, and thoroughly enjoyable dive that follows the rock outcrop and manmade breakwater that forms part of the harbour wall.
The dive starts along the natural outcrop, which provides us with opportunities to seek out the shy octopus and conger eels, and to find the many different species of nudibranchs feasting away on vegetation. The breakwater is also home to groupers and barracuda.
A gently sloping dive that gradually reaches a depth of 17 mtrs, then ascends up to the harbour wall. The return is made at 10 mtrs, allowing time to explore the shallower parts of this manmade breakwater.
A perfect dive for night diving.
Punta de la Mona - Boat diving up to 40 mtrs
Partnering with one of the longest established dive centres along the coast, we can offer some exhilarating dives that can only be done from a boat. Based around the outer edges of the Punta de la Mona headland, the boat provides us with easy access to these dive sites, including the deep drift and wall dives. Diving is subject to the prevailing conditions on the day.
We have three dive sites available from the boat, but it takes many dives to fully appreciate what each one has to offer!
Tres Picos (Three Peaks) - 20 mtrs
Tres Picos (max depth 20 mtrs) is on the inside edge of the western end of the headland.
Only a ten-minute boat ride from the port, the boat ties-off close to the dive, where a shallow descent to 5 metres brings us the edge of the ‘Three Peaks’.
These three rock peaks rise from the seabed, at 16 metres, and have near vertical walls and gullies that are the focus of the dive. Lots of small cracks, overhanging rocks, and a swim through, add to the fun of exploring on this dive.
Nitrox is an advantage on this dive if chosen as a second dive of the day.