Diving Zone

13 – Diving Zone: El Roqueo de los 14

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Location: 36°43’14″N 3°43’37″W

Difficulty: Medium-low.

Depth: Maximum depth 17 m and mean depth 10 m.

Access: Access by boat only.

Estimated duration: 70 min.

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

The dive begins about 50 meters from the beach of Marina del Este. At about 9 m we find a sandy bottom and small stones, where on some occasions we can see some seahorses camouflaged with the environment.

On the surface of the rocks we can see anemones, sea urchins, spirographs and starfish. We found several species such as: mediterranean cardinalfish, groupers, European pollock and even cleaning shrimps and specimens of Gnathophyllum elegans. Once the depth of the breakwater is reached we encounter a formation of huge rocks to the east at a depth of about 12 meters. Two meters deeper we find colorful Anthias anthias. The passage between the sandy bottom and gravel gives us the opportunity to observe ceriantus, brown algae and rough pen shell, where we spot sea robins, flying gurnards and torpedo rays.

In the pelagic area we can find schools of silvery fry running away from greater amberjacks.

In crevices and darker areas there are orange coral and yellow anemone while in the hollows and cavities, hermit crabs, congers and forkbeards are sheltered. In this area it is very common to find octopuses, cuttlefish and red scorpionfish. We can enjoy a unique landscape with arches and passages through which we can pass without damaging the biota. In the pelagic area we can find schools of silvery fry running away from greater amberjacks.

The shallow area of these large rocks is located at 5-6 meters, and right there we can enjoy a great variety of species: wrasses, common two-banded sea breams, Diplodus sargus, Sarpa salpa, gudgeons and combtooth blenny. It is a shallow dive with low difficulty in which you can enjoy a rich microfauna.

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SUMMARY OF THE DIVE

The dive begins about 50 meters from the beach of Marina del Este. At about 9 m we find a sandy bottom and small stones, where on some occasions we can see some seahorses camouflaged with the environment. On the surface of the rocks we can see anemones, sea urchins, spirographs and starfish. We found several species such as: mediterranean cardinalfish, groupers, European pollock and even cleaning shrimps and specimens of Gnathophyllum elegans. It is a shallow dive with low difficulty in which you can enjoy a rich microfauna.

ACCESS

Access by boat only.

BIOTA

Communities and Species. Anemone, sea urchin, spirographs, sea star, cerianthus sp. Rough pen shell, sea robins (triglidae), flying gurnard, torpedo ray, hermit crab, conger, forkbeard, octopus, cuttlefish and red scorpionfish.

PERMITS

No permissions are needed to dive.

SECURITY

No more precautions need to be taken than normally adopted. The dive has a medium-low difficulty level.



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