Lieux De Plongée

Lieux De Plongée

La côte blanche est connue pour sa riche abondance aquatique. Cette abondance se doit aux courants provenant des zones les plus profondes de la mer et de l’apport de matières organiques des rivières. C’est une zone où nous pouvons trouver aussi d’intéressants paysages sous-marins composés par des formations de roches submergées provenant d’eboulis. Des cônes, des pinacles, des arcs, des grottes … chacun d’eux est le foyer pour beaucoup d’habitants de la mer qui vivront toute leur existence dans cet univers particulier.

Moraira est situé dans une zone privilégiée pour la plongée heureusement libérée de la massification d’autres zones. Sa localisation entre Jávea et Calpe nous permet d’arriver facilement aux meilleures zones de plongée des deux localités. Juste à la sortie du port de plaisance nous trouvons la masse rocheuse du Cap d’Or qui nous offre trois points d’immersion: le Cap d’Or lui-même, le Labyrinthe et les Trois Amis. En allant vers le Nord nous trouvons les cavernes d’eau douce de la Grotte du Moraig, et en continuant vers Jávea nous trouvons la montagne Enfoncée, et les îles de La Cathédrale, du Descubridor et du Portichol. De Moraira vers le sud, nous trouverons les meilleurs points sur les flancs de la masse imposante du Rocher d’Ifach.

La visibilité dans toute la zone varie selon les conditions du temps, et elle se situe normalement entre 10 et 30 mètres et la température entre 15o et 29o.

 

Moraira Dive Sites

Moraira Dive Sites

 

El Portet

A gentle sloped dive along a wall leading to the point. The current turns into this site which results in an abundance of Posed systems typical of the Western Mediterranean. Small spiny lobsters, Painted combers, Cardinal fish, Peacock Wrasse, Goldline bream, Groupers, and Octopus. Just off the wall there are lots of large rocks with various sea life around including octopus, scorpion fish, moray eels and even seahorses have been seen here. Large shoals of goldlines, sardines and often groups of amberjacks on the prowl for some of the smaller fish.

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water

 

Cap D’or

A gentle sloped dive along a wall leading to 22 metres. The current turns into this site which results in an abundance of Posedonia Oceanica, the sea grass which creates the eco systems typical of the Western Mediterranean. Small spiny lobsters, Painted combers, Cardinal fish, Peacock Wrasse, Goldline bream, Groupers, and Octopus.

  • Max Depth: 28 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
Cap Dor
3 Amigos

On the Cap Dór are 3 cavettes in a row. Inside these are cardinal fish, scorpion fish, sea stars and octopus. Great dive for underwater photography. This dive is done as a one way drift with the boat following and ends up at Mushroom rock bay a shallow bay at 6 metres–perfect for nosing around as the water here is very clear. Maximum depth 12 metres.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
3 Amigos
Mushroom Rock

Situated in an enclosed bay we find unique rock formations that is home to baby Moray eels and Octopus. The dive consists of a beautiful swim through where light penetrate from 2 sides and separates Mushroom Rock from the 3 Amigos.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Mushroom Rock
The Labrynth

A Unique site that boasts amazing maze like rock formations. The area is more like an aquarium with lots of small brightly coloured fish.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Labrynth
Armchair Rock

Located close to the Labyrinth site this is another scenic gentle dive. Have a look out for Slipper lobsters.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Armchair Rock
Crazy Cove

An isolated shallow bay where we can encounter anything from a slumbering Ray to a darting Barracuda.

  • Max Depth: 15 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Crazy Cove

Benitachell Dive Sites

Benitachell Dive Sites

Moraig Cave

A Boat or shore dive which starts with entrance into a rock pool descending to 5 metres. There is an arched exit out to the cliff face which leads to a fresh and salt water grotto. Here you can encounter shimmering where the 2 meet. The fresh water comes from the Underground River called The Moraig which was explored by German cave diver’s .A scenic dive more than a fish dive.

  • Max Depth: 15 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
Big Mushroom

The base of Big Mushroom is home to several Moray eels and the and shoals of Bream. Also at this site is Conger cave, a narrow tunnel that house 2 giant Conger eels. Not for the faint hearted.

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Big Mushroom
Dani’s Crack

A fascinating wall dive that encompasses a large crack in the rock wall together with some interesting caves to explore. The site is home to abundance of Scorpion fish. We are also likely to see the odd Sepia hiding in the sea grass.

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Danis Crack
Wheelbarrow Corner

A Unique site that boasts amazing maze like rock formations. The area is more like an aquarium with lots of small brightly coloured fish.

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Wheelbarrow Corner

Javea Dive Sites

Javea Dive Sites

Descubridor Island South

An Island on the Javea side, starts at 8 metres deep and slopes to 20 metres at the point. There is a small cave with a porthole window and large rock formations to investigate with many sargo and salpa varieties of bream. The wall has a Swiss cheese appearance.

  • Max Depth: 24 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
Descubridor South
Descubridor Island North

An Island on the Javea side, starts at 8 metres deep and slopes to 20 metres at the point. There is a small cave with a porthole window and large rock formations to investigate with many sargo and salpa varieties of bream. The wall has a Swiss cheese appearance.

  • Max Depth: 24 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Descubridor North
Organ Corner

On the point, just underneath the Cabo de la Nao lighthouse. This is normally done as a one way gentle drift dive taking in the fascinating rock formations and colourful fauna.

  • Max Depth: 25 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Organ Corner
Organ Cave

Located close to the Labyrinth site this is another scenic gentle dive. Have a look out for Slipper lobsters.

  • Max Depth: 25 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Organ Cave
The Fridge

An isolated shallow bay where we can encounter anything from a slumbering Ray to a darting Barracuda

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
The Fridge
Sunken Mountain

A Unique site that boasts amazing maze like rock formations. The area is more like an aquarium with lots of small brightly coloured fish.

  • Max Depth: 30 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
The Cathedral

The Cathedral is a tower that rises out of the sea and spreads out underwater. The boat is anchored near the tower and there is a tunnel that cuts through the middle and turns at right angles to the exit, where light floods in – just like a cathedral. The tunnel is full of life with Scorpion fish scattered on the bottom. It is big enough for 2 divers side by side and about 3 metres high. The marine life on this dive is varied but usually Moray eels, Octopus, various bream, barracuda, anchovies and wrasse are spotted.

  • Max Depth: 33 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
The Cathedral

Calpe Dive Sites

Calpe Dive Dites

Pepple Beach

A Shore dive behind the Calpe harbour wall. On the sea bed there is a mixture of sea grass, sand, and small pebbles. Large shoals of Damsel fish and Sardines are regularly spotted. You may also be lucky enough to encounter a Ray hidden under the sand.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Pebble Beach
Flat Rock

Along the shallow rocks of this dive site it can only be described as fish soup! Many fish congregate here in the shallower water. Down on the ledges we can find sunfish and schools of barracuda.

  • Max Depth: 18 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Flat Rock
Road End

Situated at the Penon de Ifach, is a wall where fallen rocks have created a haven for morays, Scorpion fish and octopus. The Sargo are silver bream which hang in shoals around rock crevices Dorada often follow the divers summer barracuda chase at the anchovies Gorgonia and tubeworms hang off the walls.

  • Max Depth: 26 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Road End
Sargo Rock

Situated at the Penon de Ifach, is a wall where fallen rocks have created a haven for morays, Scorpion fish and octopus. The Sargo are silver bream which hang in shoals around rock crevices Dorada often follow the divers summer barracuda chase at the anchovies Gorgonia and tubeworms hang off the walls.

  • Max Depth: 26 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Sargo Rock
The Bowl

At the tip of the Penon is The Bowl is an area of the rock carved out by the sea to form a perfect soup bowl. In this area lots of the larger fish congregate and sometimes we are lucky enough to see a Sunfish.

  • Max Depth: 35 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
Penon Point

Just round from the bowl in Penon point which forms a great starting point for a one way dive ending in the area of Los Arcos

  • Max Depth: 26 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Advanced
Penon
Los Arcos

In the distant past large boulders and rocks have fallen from the Peñon, forming a maze of arches and swim-throughs encrusted with sponges and anemones. At this site you tend to find large schools of the smaller varieties of the local sea life including damselfish, scorpion fish, goldline, wrasse and various sea bream. If you look closely in amongst the rocks you can find octopus, moray eels and conger eels. Eagle rays and stingrays are often found here during the summer months. The site has arch formations and swim-throughs where silver bream guard the main arch.

  • Max Depth: 16 mts
  • Minimum Qualification: Open Water