Scuba Diving: Cabo de Gata

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Cabo de Gata

With63 kilometres of coastline, Cabo de Gata is  a genuine paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. This enclave is just 20 minutes by car from the city of Almeria and full of hidden coves, cliffs and unspoiled beaches with amazing coastline and crystal-clear waters all year round.

Thanks to the excellent underwater visibility, the mild temperature of the water from January to December, the calmness of the sea, and over a thousand animal and plant species on the sea bed, this area is a popular choice for diving fans. Because it is a protected nature area if you decide to practise scuba diving on your own, you will need to obtain a permit from the Environment Department of the Regional Government of Andalusia. Also, underwater fishing is prohibited in the entire park.The best option is to hire the services of one of the specialised diving clubs in the area, such as Isub or Alpha Buceo.

A unique experience awaits divers. You will be able to contemplate hundreds of fish of varying colours, species and sizes: starfish, octopus, sea urchins, sponges, algae and the best-preserved Poseidonia meadows along the Mediterranean coast.

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