Would you like to move like a fish swimming in a stream? In Cabo de Palos, Islas Hormigas and Isla Grosa you'll swim while you contemplate really inspiring sceneries.
Cabo de Palos is at a privileged setting open to the sea; a place where plenty of marine species pass by and where you'll be willing to stay. Take it easy! Heading to the northwest, the Marine Reserve of Cabo de Palos - Islas Hormigas has fantastic reefs.
DIVING ZONES WITHIN THE MARINE RESERVE OF CABO DE PALOS - ISLAS HORMIGAS
Piles I (13). Rocky ridge which is 75 m long. Depth: 7 - 29 m.
Piles II (13). This second ridge can be found right after the First Piles. Depth: 11 - 32 m.
Bajo de Dentro (13). Rocky spire emerging from depth. Depth: 3,3 - 50 m.
Bajo de la Testa (13). Huge rocky formation with the shape of a plateau. Surrounded by posidonia oceanica and coralline algae. Depth: 8 - 24 m.
Bajo de Fuera (13). Rocky bar which is 100 m long. With steep spires at just 3 m distance from surface. The Sirio, the Nord América and the Minerva sinked there. Depth: 3- 60 m.
OUTSIDE THE MARINE RESERVE OF CABO DE PALOS - ISLAS HORMIGAS
Pecio Carbonero. Merchant ship, which is 120 m in length, sunk on a sand bottom. It houses different species such as small red scorpion fish, European pollock, ocean sunfish and greater amberjack. Depth: 44 m.
La Laja (16). 1.4 miles away from the Port Tomás Maestre. There are barracudas, dentex, breams and pinna nobilis. Depth: 2 - 20 m.
Bajo del Descargador (13). Stone of some 50 m in diameter. Isolated on a sand bottom. Depth: 2,5 - 17 m.
El Farallón / Isla Grosa (16) . 1.2 miles away from the Port Tomás Maestre. Volcanic islets with a great marine biodiversity. Depth: 0 - 20 m.
Pecio 'Stanfield' (13) . Wonderful for technical diving. Shipwreck with a length of 120 m and a beam of 14 m. Depth: 45 - 60 m.
Pecio 'Isla Gomera'(13). Commonly known as Naranjito. It sank here, 1.36 miles away from the Port of Cabo de Palos, and remained in navigation position. Depth: 27 - 46 m.