The waters off the coast of Almeria, Cabo de Gata in particular, are a divers paradise. This is one of the best places to go diving inSpain.
Cabo de Gata is the only place of maritime-land character throughout the entire Community of Andalusia. It has one of the most amazing land and seascapes on the Almeria coastline.
The waters here are packed with a fantastic variety of fish and visibility is normally excellent. Expect to see; snappers, pollacks, grouper, ocean sunfish, barracudas, eagle rays, morays, brown meagres, moray eels, conger eels, white breams, and many red sea fish.
It's true - one of the greatest wealth of this natural space is under the sea. In these submarine green extensions you'll also find numerous species of crustaceans and moluscs.
There are some spectacular wreck dives you can do here. Although due to strong currents, you'll need a PADI Advanced cert. (or equivalent).
There's a popular wreck site located one-nautical mile SW of the Cabo de Gata Lighthouse. You dive down to between 27 and 42 meteres to a merchant ship 100 meters long. It sunk in the 1920s when it collided with a rock. Visibility is amazing and there is a fantastic variety of fish to be seen.
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