Diving in Murcia
La Manga: Whilst few British divers are aware of la Manga as a popular diving area,.
The Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve is the main attraction, but Spanish divers are also drawn to La Manga by the excellent shore dives, wreck dives, cavern dives and reef dives which lie close to, but outside, the reserve itself. Shore dives and the easier boat dives are ideal for novices, but also interesting and enjoyable for more experienced divers. And there are plenty of more challenging wreck, reef and cavern dives in the area.
Cabo de Palos: Located on the southern edge of La Manga del Mar Menor, the small port of Cabo de Palos is the ideal base from which to explore the Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve .
The area offers amazing conditions for divers with very warm sea temperatures during the summer months combined with visibility as high as 25 metres. The waters are home to an array of marine life among a series of rock heads .
Wreck divers are drawn to the waters around the Islas Hormigas where a number of ships have sunk over the years including the infamous SS Sirio which went down in these waters in 1906 on route from Italy to South America. Another popular wreck for advanced divers is to the site of a ship called the Isla Gomera which went down in 1946 whilst carrying a cargo of oranges. Dive trips more commonly refer to the site as ‘El Naranjito’.
Torrevieja: Located on the Costa Blanca the dive site is situated to the northern part of Torrevieja and has a abundance of underwater and marine life.
Depth: 8-25 m | Currents: Mild | Good for Beginners