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Diving in Cabo de Palos

Spanish name: Bucear en Cabo de Palos

Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain- The marine reserve of Cabo de Palos and Hormigas Islands is considered one of the best places worldwide for all types of diving activities.
 
The coastal waters of Cabo de Palos are excellent for water sport lovers because of their transparency and abundant life, are very appealing for scuba diving. 
 
Dives in deep waters, spectacular shipwrecks.... you can't miss it...but be careful: if you go once, you'll go twice. Just go to any of the diving centers and they'll sort you out.    

Diving areas in "Cabo de Palos"

In the sea reserve of Cabo de Palos - Islas Hormigas

  1. Piles I (13). Rocky headland with a length of 75 meters. Depth: 7 – 29 meters.
  2. Piles II (13). After Piles I, divers will find this second headland. Depth: 11 – 32 meters.
  3. Bajo de Dentro (13). Rock popping out of the seawater. Depth: 3.3 – 50 meters.
  4. Bajo de la Testa (13). Large rock formation shaped as a sea plateau with plenty of algae colonies. Depth: 8 – 24 meters.
  5. Bajo de Fuera (13). 100-meter long rock barrier with sharp rock formations just 3 meters from the sea surface. Sirio, Nord América and Minerva are some of the ships that wrecked there. Depth: 30 – 60 meters.

Outside the sea reserve of Cabo de Palos - Islas Hormigas

  1. Carbonero shipwreck. Merchant ship with 120 meters in length that sank on a sandy seabed. Red scorpion fish, pollacks, sunfish and amberjack are some of the species in this area.  Depth: 44 meters.
  2. La Laja (16). Some 1.4 miles from the Tomás Maestre port. The fish in this area are mostly barracuda, dentex, snapper and fan mussels. Depth: 2 – 20 meters.
  3. Bajo del Descargador (13). Rock with 50 meters in diameter that sits on a sandy seabed. Depth: 2.5 – 17 meters.
  4. El Farallón / Isla Grosa (16). Some 1.2 miles from the Tomás Maestre port, these volcanic islands are known for their abundant marine life. Depth: 0 - 20 meters.
  5. Stanfield shipwreck (13). Beautiful, technical dive to check a wrecked ship of 120 meters in length and 14 meters in beam. Depth: 45 – 60 meters.
  6. Isla Gomera shipwreck (13). Known as “Naranjito” (the "little orange one"), this ship sank in navigation position about 1.36 miles from the port of Cabo de Palos. Depth: 27 – 46 meters.
 
(N) Number in parenthesis: check Region of Murcia dive area maps
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Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-
Diving in Cabo de Palos. The marine reserve of Hormigas Islands. Murcia -Spain-

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