Exploring Algeciras – A Historical Town in Andalucia, Spain
Are you thinking of diving in Andalusia? Perfect, because exploring the Andalusian underwater environment is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have. Andalusia can boast of spectacular corners where you can discover from beautiful Mediterranean corals to unique cliff fauna. You just have to load the air bottle and know where it is better to dive. Whether you are an expert scuba diver, you want to try a free-diving or you are one of those who say that snorkeling in Andalusia is the best, southern Spain keeps enormous biodiversity in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, so as archaeological remains resulting from the great battles that have been fought at sea throughout history. Do not think twice and go diving in Andalusia. You will not regret it!
Diving every time has more followers, since it involves approaching the unknown, a beauty that we are not used to, and a peace that we can only feel underwater. An unforgettable experience that we will share with the amazing aquatic fauna and flora that awaits us. If you feel like a fish in the water, the time has come for you to discover the essential points to discover underwater Andalusia and the best places to dive, where Cabo de Gata, Almuñecar, Nerja, Estepona, Tarifa, Conil or El Rompido stand out. Discover the interesting marine life that can be done in Andalusia during spring, autumn and summer, and always under the supervision of expert divers at:
DIVING IN CABO DE GATA – NÍJAR, ALMERÍA
The Cabo de Gata Níjar Natural Geopark is the largest protected area on the Mediterranean coast, where there is an incredible contrast between the marine and terrestrial environment. Its virgin beaches and crystal clear waters make it a perfect place for snorkeling and diving on spectacular volcanic cliffs and reefs such as those found in Punta de los Muertos and Mesa Roldán. The most outstanding enclaves of this natural space are the seabed formed by extensive meadows of Posidonia oceanica, authentic submerged forests where a great variety of fauna lives. There is a wide range of activities under the sea, from scuba diving in La Isleta or San José to boat routes to remote coves such as San Pedro or kayaking.
COSTA DE LA LUZ, CONIL DE LA FRONTERA – CÁDIZ
AXARQUÍA, COSTA DEL SOL ORIENTAL: SNORKELING IN TORROX AND NERJA
As stated in the official tourism page Andalucia.org, Malaga’s Axarquía rises from the sea to heights of up to 2000 meters and is populated by vineyards and olive trees, which look out onto a Mediterranean sea with quiet beaches and hidden coves. Within this framework, the Eastern Costa del Sol offers many options for both deep diving and snorkeling. Good examples are Torrox Costa and Nerja, places with hardly any currents and therefore ideal for the uninitiated in the practice of these sports. Good places are the beaches such as Calaceite, Los Tres Picos, Cueva de la Virgen, Burriana or Marina del Este. In these underwater areas we will be able to observe species such as octopus, eels, sunfish and with a little luck also dolphins, on coral-sprinkled bottoms and under waters that range between 15 degrees in winter and 23 in summer. Algarrobo Costa beach is also a good place to snorkel due to its gravel floor.
MARO CLIFFS – CERRO GORDO, MALAGA AND GRANADA
The Acantilados de Maro – Cerro Gordo Natural Area, also between the Axarquía – specifically in Nerja – and therefore on the Eastern Costa del Sol, deserve a paragraph about its possibilities for diving. Its 14 kilometers of coves hidden under cliffs create a unique natural environment full of small beaches of unusual beauty, most of which are boulders. Under the water hides 1,415 rocky marine hectares, which are home to great biodiversity and unique rock formations such as grottos and caves, and large oceanic seagrass meadows, where sponges, corals, mollusks and lobsters live, sharing habitats with fish such as grouper or the brunette.
DIVE IN ALGECIRAS BAY / LOS ALCORNOCALES – CÁDIZ
The parks of the Strait of Gibraltar and Los Alcornocales are a unique geographical point in the world due to their location between two continents and two seas. The Line of the Conception, Gibraltar or Algeciras are good places to enjoy some sea beds that make up the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean Andalusia (Spain) – Morocco. Beyond the rich marine biodiversity, Algeciras has a unique dive, which descends to the image of the Virgin of La Palma, its patron saint, which is located in a shallow sandy cove. Another of the divers’ favorite spots is the Las Diaclasas reef in Punta Carnero, only suitable for more experienced personnel due to the currents.