The Dive Sites of Murcia
At Scuba Murcia we have access to many amazing shore and boat dive locations across the region. Whatever your certification level we have daily guided dives to suit you. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Cala Fria is one of favourite shore dives, in a lovely setting just underneath the Cabo De Palos lighthouse. Here you will find a lot of varied marine life from the stunning Octopus to stingrays. Cristal clear water and amazing rock formations to swim through.
Depth - 12m Max.
Open Water Diver minimum.
Cala Correos is relaxing shore dive with plenty of unique rock formations and an abundance of marine life. Here you will find schools of Bream, Damsel fish and colourful wrasse and the occasional Grouper and juvenile Barracuda.
Depth - 20m max
Open Water Diver minimum
Bajo De Fuera
Bajo De Fuera is possibly the best dive site in the Islas Hormigas Marine reserve. Its the furthest site from shore and actually sits in an even more protected area than the rest of the reserve. These 2 reasons and the strong currents that can hit the reef ensure that the marine life here is in abundance, and of bigger sizes than elsewhere in the Mediterranean. Huge schools of Amberjack tuna, Dentex snapper, Giant grouper and even large eagle rays are often seen here. To top it off, there are also 3 ship wrecks that scatter the reef at various depths making it a top dive destination.
Max depth - +60m
Advanced open water with experience minimium
CBA Tug Boat
This is a perfect dive to introduce you to the world of wreck diving. This smaller wreck was sunk on purpose for divers to enjoy and is now home to a whole host of marine life from small Nudibranchs to large scorpion fish and the occasional Conger eel. At only 18 metres deep its perfect for all levels of diver.
Max depth - 18m
Open Water Minimum
Cueva del Agua
Cueva del Agua is a unique fresh water cave system. It is one of the only warm water Cenotes in Europe and is only 45 minutes drive from the Scuba Murcia dive centre. Clear, warm water (29°C) make this an amazing and beautiful cave to explore. This dive site is only accessible to divers with Full Cave diving qualifications due to the extreme and challenging nature of cave diving. We can also take divers with Cavern diving qualifications into the entrance area of the cavern zone, or be under direct supervision while cave/cavern training.
Max depth - 20m
MUST HAVE CAVE DIVING QUALIFICATION TO DIVE HERE
Cala Escalera is a lovely shore dive that enables us to see some the best marine life in the area. Lovely rock formations are a great hiding place for moray eels, Octopus and even large Grouper. Occasional sightings of rays and larger schools of Barracuda can also been found here along with nudibranch!
Depth - 20m Max
Open Water to Advanced minimum
Marine reserve - Islas Hormiags
The 7 dive sites that make the reserve are
some of the best in the Mediterranean. Set up in 1995 to protect the area and conserve the marine life, it now thrives into the amazing condition that you see it in today. These reefs appear from the depths to just below the surface attracting a large abundance of marine life.
Depth - 40+m
Advanced OW minimum
The Naranjito is the regions most famous wreck dive. Sunk by a storm in 1946 while carrying a cargo of oranges; giving the wreck its new name - Naranjito, the 51m wreck sits in tact and up right on the sea bed. (the ships real name is Isla Gomera). This is a lovely dive site, covered in marine life, and home to some bigger fish too. Mola Mola and schooling Barracuda can often be found around the wreck. At 28m to the shallowest part of the wreck this is an Advanced dive as a minimum. Click here for more detail of the wreck and a map!
Max depth - 42,m
Advanced minimum. Recommended with Deep, Nitrox & suitable for Tec
The Carbonero is a deep technical dive on an amazing wreck at 45 metres. She was torpedoed and sunk in 1917 while carrying coal for the war effort. The wreck is 88m long, in great condition, sitting up right, covered in marine life with plenty of room to safely penetrate and explore. A perfect technical dive. This dive is only suitable for those divers with Deep diving and technical qualifications.
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Max depth - 45m
Deep diver or Technical qualification only
Cala Reona is a beach dive with a twist! A gentle sloping bottom turns into rocks and gullys with lots of Schools of smaller fish, octopus, nudibranch and the occasional scorpion fish. Then there is the surprise, a stunning underwater cavern with a lovely swim through and beautiful light penetration.
Max depth - 12m
Open Water minimum
Marine reserve - Cartagena
This relatively new marine reserve just outside the port city of Cartagena boasts some beautiful reef formations and amazing fish life making it a superb dive location. The small Island of Isla Pallomas and the deep reef of Roca Blanca always deliver a specatcular dive.
Depth - 10m - 30m max
Open Water Diver Minimum
Cala Cortina is a perfect site for novice divers and experienced divers alike. A simple shore dive that offers a pretty reef, some great swim throughs and plenty of life. This site is usually great for macro life, and you can find some of the more unusual critters lurking here like the Flying Gurnard and the shy Pearly Razor fish.
Max depth -15m
Open Water Minimum
The SS Stanfield sank in 1916 and was a 120 metre long Greek cargo ship. Now sitting upright on a sandy sea bed at 60m with the shallowest part of the wreck at 44m. Almost completely intact the wreck is now a stunning dive site. This is a deep technical wreck dive and careful planning is required to make the most out diving here. A Trimix qualification is highly recommended. Click here to see a video.
Max depth - 65m
Tri-mix decompression certification required.