Diving Zone

20 – Diving Zone: Zacatín

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USEFUL INFORMATION
Location: 36°42’24″N 3°24’07″W

Difficulty: Low.

Depth: Maximum depth 20 m and mean depth 15 m.

Access: Access by boat only.

Estimated duration: 60 min.

Recommended weather condition: Moderate breeze (3 force).

The area is of a unique beauty, appearing multi-colored gorgonians among which you can see common dentex (Dentex dentex) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili), being a place especially recommended for the observation of rough pen shells and rockfish. Also noteworthy is the presence of numerous invertebrates such as the nudibranchs of the Flabellina babai, Facelina rubrovittata or Dondice banyulensis, spirographs and cerianthus species.

One of the biggest attractions of this dive is “La Grieta”, an spectacular cave with a narrowing at the bottom, in which the walls appear fully covered by the orange coral.

One of the biggest attractions of this dive is “La Grieta”. Located at 8 meters deep, we will pass through it around the corner. It is a spectacular cave with a narrowing at the bottom, in which the walls appear fully covered by the orange coral (Astroides calycularis).  The light creates a spectacular effect by producing backlights that will delight the diver. It is therefore a totally recommended visit for photographers and an indispensable element to complete the dive

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SUMMARY OF THE DIVE

We will start the dive by anchoring in a sandy area near the rocky area. We will dive along the cliff, between large rocks detached from it.

ACCESS

Access only by boat.

BIOTA

Communities and Species. Common dentex (Dentex dentex), greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili), nudibranchs and orange corals (Astroides calycularis).

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.



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