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. Dive into history in an original and entertaining way next to old shipwrecks. It is definitely one of the best areas in the Mediterranean to enjoy diving.
Go through a real underwater garden in Isla Grosa and discover its wide posidonia meadows.
Estación Náutica Mar Menor - Cabo de Palos
offers a wide range of nautical activities suitable for all ages, as well as accommodation and other quality services.
Estación Náutica Mar Menor-Cabo de Palos
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Region of Murcia's Diving Areas Map
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
. 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.