Diving Zone

06 – Diving Zone: Calaiza

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Location: 36°44’05.6″N 3°45’43.0″W

Difficulty: Low, return in the opposite direction once consumed 1/3 of the bottle.

Depth: Maximum depth 22 m and mean depth 20 m.

Access: Access by boat only.

Estimated duration: 60 min.

Recommended weather conditions: Moderate breeze (4 force), better east winds than west winds.

It is a very simple immersion and with the possibility of apnea. The dive can be started outside the Place, right on the beach of Calaiza, and travel south-southwest, swimming until you reach almost the southernmost point of the place. Caution should be taken to the currents that are sometimes generated in the direction of the cape since they would make it difficult to return to the starting point. The distance to the cape is more than 500 m from the beach so it could be divided into several sections.

The accumulated rocks leave cavities large enough to house diverse species, such as groupers, congers, forkbeards and even some lobster.

We will find a bottom formed by a combination of sand and rocks, with an interphase in which there are also areas of gravels with a large amount of brown algae covering the bottom. The accumulated rocks leave cavities large enough to house diverse species, such as groupers, congers, forkbeards and even some lobster. It is recommended to carry a flashlight to see inside these cavities and get every detail.

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The surface of the rocks, as in the rest of the immersion, is covered with a large number of algae, especially in the brightest area, and invertebrates in the shady area. Among the invertebrates, we can observe different spirographs and serpulids, several sponges, nudibranchs and anemones.

 

SUMMARY OF THE DIVE

Divers usually anchor near the beach of Calaiza and diving in a South-Southwest direction. It is recommended to make the first part of the dive at the deepest level (without exceeding 18 m in the case of Open Waters) and the return must be made at a lower level once consumed 1/3 of our bottle.

ACCESS

Access by boat only.

BIOTA

Communities and Species. Forkbeard, torpedo rays, lobster, groupers, nudibranchs, sponges, spirographs, serpulids, anemone and brown algae.

PERMITS

No permissions are needed to dive.

SECURITY

No more precautions need to be taken than normally adopted. The dive has a low difficulty level, with a maximum wind force of 4 (Beaufort scale) of moderate breeze, and depth is not considered dangerous.



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