Costa Maresme starts from Barcelona and spreads 50km towards north east all the way to the the River Tordera, which contributes to charasteristics of the coastal waters by delivering mineral rich sediments incuding quartz and feldspar from the northern valleys and Montseny natural park. While Costa Brava further to the north has some of the most beautifull dive sites in Spain, Costa Maresme offers excellent diving opportunites in the Barcelona area. There is a nice variety of rocky platforms, posidonia meadows, caves and wrecks to be found in these waters. The local trains run literally along the beach accessing most of the towns in the coast and popular dive destination Mataró is just..
La Manga is situated in the south-east corner of Murcia (Spain). It is a narrow 20km long strip which runs roughly north- south. To the west of La Manga - between the strip itself and the mainland - lies the salt water lagoon of the Mar Menor. To the east lies the Mediterranean. With water temperatures of 26-28C in July and August, abundant marine life and good visibility, La Manga is a great place for diving and snorkelling. The Mediteranean coast of La Manga features islands and submerged pinnacles of volcanic rock. There are also vast prairies of Neptune grass (Posidonia Oceanica) which provide food and shelter for all shapes and sizes of marine life. Main boat dive sites are..
Las Calles is a large dive area on the Atlantic side of the Tarifa island. It is best suited for diving in Levante when the island provides cover from the wind. The optimum diving depth at this site varies from 5 to 25 meters, increasing as you move further away from the island. The scale of the area allows planning for various dives suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. The site gets its name Las Calles or "the streets" from the passageways and swimthroughs between the large rock formations resembling high walls arising from the sand. While following the streets one can observe the clear contrast between the plain sandy bottom and the rocks covered with all kinds of sea wee..
Fraggle rock or Piedra de la Higuera is a solitary underwater hill rising from the sloping sandy sea bed at the southern side of the Marina del Este bay in the depth of 16 to 24 meters. Its rock walls are split down with long fractures forming hideouts for resident conger eels and their accompanying cleaner shrimps, who happily pose for the perfect photo only to be disturbed by the mandatory cardinal fish blocking the view. Large octopuses hide in their dens near the sea floor where the rock merges into a sandy bottom. Schools of small bream circulate the rock and groups of red mullet sleep on the sand. This area is a popular cleaning station for pelagic sunfish that are often seen here..
The wreck of Ribera el Miño, a paddle steamship made of steel was mistakenly named San Andres after some of the parts of the ballast recovered from the wreck. Presumably these lead sheets were cast in the Foundation of the San Andrés de Málaga, whose owner was related to one of the crew members. Ribera el Miño was build in England in 1853 and sank just three years after in a collision with English frigate HMS Minden. She sank in just few minutes taking with her 64 of the 85 passengers. San Andres is usually dived by anchoring on the plateau in front of El Boquete at 4m. From there we can descent directly to 18 meters and take the direction S-SE (210) leaving the wall on our right sh..