Costa Del Sol

Costa del Sol is a region of Andalusia in the southern Spain covering the coastal area of the Málaga province, bordered by Costa de La Luz in the west and Costa Tropical in the east. It includes the city of Málaga and many famous tourist resorts such as Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Nerja. Most of these towns have their own dive centres which do local diving and also organize trips to Tarifa, Gibraltar and La Herradura.

Starting from East the, the Parque Natural de los Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo in the municipality of Nerja has number of beautiful dive sites. Diving in the park is restricted so appropriate license is required from Junta de Andalusia, but most of the local dive centres have the license to take clients there.

There are also some interesting dive sites in Mijas Costa and Fuengirola area. El Menapier was merchant ship which sunk on the 1917 and now lies in front of lighthouse of Calaburras southwest from Fuengirola on sloping sandy bottom at 37 meters. The depth and regular heavy currents make it a challenging dive site for advanced divers only. La Laja del Almirante has a spectacular garden of gorgonias, but it is also often subject to strong currents.

Marbella, the famous Andalusia beach resort offers some for options for divers also. Torre de Marbella is a typical landmark of Marbella an often favored by the local dive centres. It is a shallow compact site with an interesting small eco-system of its own. The most interesting site in Marbella is definitely Placer de las Bovedas. It is a long reef formation 6km south form San Pedro de Alcantara, whit the shallowest point at 20m. The other common dive sites in Marbella are El Tubo (The Tube) and Barco Antiguo (Antique Ship)

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